Do you love to cook and find innovative ways to solve problems? Do you aspire to work with a ground-breaking nonprofit organization? Are you passionate about fighting hunger, both on a local and global scale?
The Campus Kitchens Project is a national leader in community service for students and is the future of hunger relief. Our program is empowering the next generation of leaders to implement innovative models for combating hunger, developing food systems, and helping communities help themselves. We partner with high schools, colleges, and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias, and engage students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community.
This volunteer powered initiative provides leadership opportunities for students to plan menus, run cooking shifts, organize drivers, garden, glean, and teach nutrition education to children and families. Students organize fundraisers, develop curriculum, and recruit new students to get involved.
The Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston (CKUMB) is excited to offer this volunteer opportunity to join our team as the Meal Program Assistant.
Our Ideal Candidate is someone who exhibits:
Passion for combating local hunger
Independence with a positive, self-starter attitude
An air of friendly professionalism and accountability at all times
Versatility (resourcefulness, responsiveness to change, and innovation)
Access to a reliable vehicle preferable
Excellent communication and organizational skills
As the Meal Program Assistant, you will be responsible for:
Leading at least one cooking shift per week to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for our clients with a team of volunteers
Taking and receiving ServSafe certification in order to be able to lead cooking or delivery shifts as needed
Managing all cooking with the Program Coordinator
Maintaining communication with other CKUMB staff, interns, volunteers and Sodexo staff to ensure smooth operations
Assisting with the review of HACCP paperwork completed by volunteers
Assisting with routine maintenance and organization of food storage areas
***cooking shifts are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30pm during the school year and on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 12-3pm in the summer ***
Please send a note of interest to Rebecca Driscoll, CKUMB Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cooking / Catering
- Event Design & Planning
- Event Management
- People Skills
- Inventory Management
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 6-10 hours a week attend cooking shifts
- ability to stand for long periods and lift 20lbs, study for ServSafe Certification