Volunteer at the Meals on Wheels People Central Kitchen!!


Cause Areas


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


7710 SW 31st AvePortland, OR 97219


At the Central Kitchen (MOWP headquarters) you would particpate in the daily production of 4000 - 5000 nutritious meals to be distributed to our dining centers and delivered to homebound seniors across the tri-county area.

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 14 may work in the kitchen without a parent/gaurdian

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

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • We're flexible!

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