Yesler Senior Meal Support


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


Yesler Community Center917 E Yesler WaySeattle, WA 98122


This volunteer will help the Yesler senior meal program run in a smooth and sustainable manner. They will support set-up, preparation, service and clean-up of meals, giving seniors time to build community while eating. Their support will also let the program use resources more efficiently (e.g. washing dishes instead of disposing). Note: 10+ week commitment requested.


  • Support preparation and service of meal.
  • Lead meal clean-up, including washing and sanitizing all service wares.
  • Follow food sanitation and safety regulations.
  • Help organize kitchen storage to maximize space.
  • Interact with seniors in a respectful, culturally competent manner


  • Interest/experience in cooking, nutrition, food safety and/or community development.
  • Clear communication skills.
  • High levels of dependability, flexibility and humility.
  • Experience working with seniors (preferred).
  • Familiarity with East African community (preferred).


  • Gain knowledge and experience around cooking, nutrition, food safety and/or community development.
  • Make professional contacts with Seattle Tilth staff, partner organizations, and volunteers.
  • Share a delicious homemade lunch with East African elders


  • Cooking / Catering
  • Elder care
  • Nutrition
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Food Service

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Tuesdays and/or Saturdays 10am-1pm.
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