Volunteer Dinner Cooks at Family Homeless Shelter
It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
232 Warren Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109
Job Description: Prepare evening meal on a regular basis for up to 30 residents of SHS. Duties and Responsibilities:
Arrive at SHS between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. allowing enough time for dinner to be served at
Wipe counters and cutting boards with bleach mixture before and after food preparation.
Keep the kitchen clean and organized during food preparation.
Place prepared meal on dining room counter allowing residents to serve themselves.
Good hygiene practices in relation to food preparation.
The ability to feel comfortable in the kitchen.
Ability and desire to interact positively with homeless women and families from diverse
racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Opportunity to serve and support homeless women and families.
Increased understanding of homelessness and its surrounding issues.
A chance to share your cooking with a large group of people.
Other Important Information:
Residents will set the table, do the dishes and put away leftovers.
Feel free to join the residents for dinner but please allow them to serve themselves first.
If you choose to let the children help you, you must watch them at all times especially around
hot surfaces and sharp objects. Please help them wash their hands before assisting you!
Please know that not all residents are home at 6pm. Depending on the residents' schedules,
people may be eating later in the evening. The dinner you have prepared will be eaten!
The Volunteer Coordinator or Advocate on duty will assist you if you have any questions.
Time Parameters: From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on scheduled cooking night.
Cooking / Catering
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
once per month, 6 weeks
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