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Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, more resilient community. We believe our volunteers are the backbone of our Agency. We strive to ensure that each volunteer is treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is your success. Be our partner in Moving Forward Together.
The Nutrition program prepares 72,000 meals a year. Meals are delivered to JFS’s three thriving Social and Wellness Centers for Adults 60+ and the JFS Foodmobile program. Hundreds of older adults enjoy the delicious kosher meals at the College Avenue Center (CAC) each year. At the College Avenue Center, meals are available by donation. No one is refused a meal if they cannot pay.
Goal of Position:
To prepare for daily lunches by creating a welcoming restaurant atmosphere for older adult members. Volunteers serve each member with dignity and respect and make their dining experience enjoyable.
Opportunity to help older adults feel welcomed at the College Avenue Center
Opportunity to interact with older adults and learn their stories
Set up meal tables with table clothes, flowers, cups and cutlery
Package bread for serving
Greet older adult members as they enter lunch room
Help members to their seat, if necessary
Serve meals from the kitchen to tables
Serve hot and cold beverages
Bus tables after meals are completed
Must be friendly, outgoing, cheerful, kind and courteous
Enjoy working and interacting with older adults
Must be able to move quickly while carrying hot and cold plates
Must have reliable transportation to CAC
Must be at least 13 years or older
Complete a volunteer application at www.jfssd.org/volunteer
Attend a JFS volunteer interview with Volunteer Services staff
The College Avenue Center is open Monday through Friday and Sundays. Volunteer Servers are needed from 10:00am to 1:00pm for set up and clean up. Volunteers can sign up for daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly shifts. These shifts can also be broken up into set up and servers.
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