Central Kitchen - Meals on Wheels People - Volunteers Needed!!!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


7710 SW 31st AvePortland, OR 97219


General Responsibilities:

  • Work with kitchen staff to support efficient production of meals
  • Assist with pre-plate program / cold packs
  • Dishwashing
  • Baking / salad prep

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrive at the center on time (if unable to attend, please notify center manager)
  • Dress appropriately for serving food:
    • Closed toe shoes
    • Long pants
    • No sleeveless shirts
    • Long hair must be pulled back from face
    • Watch / cell phone must be placed in pocket or in a locker provided by supervisor
  • Wear hairnets, light weight chef coat, and disposable gloves (provided by supervisor)
  • Responsible to prepare bakery, salad, and bread pre-plated items for distribution into individual meal trays
  • Learn production lines, maintain cleanliness and sanitation standards while in production

Average Time Commitment:

  • Can vary depending upon the needs of the center (typically 3-4 hours)

Age Requirements/Limitations:

  • No one under the age of 13 may work in the kitchen - ages 13-15 must be accompanied by adult

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Reliable self-starter able to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Able to work well with others in a team-oriented atmosphere
  • Able to perform multiple repetitive movements
  • Requires standing for the entire shift
  • Must be clean and appropriately dressed for food service production
  • Able to lift 25lbs
  • Support the Meals on Wheels People mission and agency activities


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We're flexible!
  • Ages 13-15 can volunteer but must me accompanied by an adult.
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