The Rondo Library (Dale & University) serves free, nutritional snacks Mondays thru Thursdays during the school year to youth (18 years old & under), through the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Children who suffer from poor nutrition score much lower on tests of vocabulary, reading comprehension, math, and general knowledge. Over 300,000 students in Minnesota depend on the Free and Reduced Lunch program, and may may not have access after school to the nutrition they need, making this is a valuable service to the community.
This volunteer opportunity will begin the week of September 6, 2016 and continue throughout the school year. The volunteer may choose to take off M.E.A. break, Winter break, Spring Break, and Federal holidays.
- Prep: Put out food items according nutrition guidelines, recording number of items prepared, wipe tables, post mealtime rules signs.
- Serve items to youth, recording number of meals/students
- Explain rules to attendees (18 & under, food may not leave the room).
- Clean up includes: Final tally of attendance, record wasted food items, return extra food items to storage, wipe tables.
- Follow all food safety guidelines according to SPPS Nutrition Services.
- Must be at least 16 years old
- If over 18, Must have a background check for working with youth (no fee).
- Possess a desire to work with youth
Monday and Tuesday are currently open for the 2016-17 school year.
Snack is 3:30-4pm (volunteer commits to 3:15-4:15 for prep and clean up).
Ideally, volunteers should serve once a week on a semi-regular schedule. Training and orientation will take place on the first day of volunteering.
- Child Development
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Food Service
- Youth Services
- General Education
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hr. per week
- Must possess desire to work with youth, be comfortable talking with the public, friendly, welcoming.