Dinner Manager Aloha- Support Dinners for Homeless Youth

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HomePlate Youth Services

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Dinner Time!

Every Wednesday, HomePlate volunteer groups prepare and serve dinner to over 35 youth who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Aloha.

The Dinner Manager supports HomePlate volunteer dinner groups at our Wednesday night dinner by preparing the kitchen for the dinner group, orienting the group to the expectations for the evening, ensuring adherence to health code rules and providing support to the group throughout the night.
We are seeking a volunteer with strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and understanding of food and kitchen safety.

Groups normally arrive between 4:30 and 5:15pm, but the Host would need to come at least 15 minutes before to help prepare the kitchen, so about 4:15pm on early days. Additionally, the Host will help to direct volunteers in the clean up process once dinner is over. Our youth leave at 8:00pm and the kitchen is finished cleaning by 8:30pm (though typically earlier).


  • Arriving before the dinner group comes and making sure the kitchen is ready for the dinner group to start cooking
  • Greeting the group and going over the rules of HomePlate and the kitchen
  • Make sure the group signs in and take a group photo
  • B eing available to help group find the things they need in the kitchen
  • Enforce food safety precaution
  • Keeping the group on schedule
  • Socialize with the dinner group and help them to have a fun and positive experience.
  • Direct the cleanup process and debrief with the dinner group.

    Required Qualifications

Food Handler’s Card (this can be obtained through a quick on-line course for $10)
We can support you in obtaining this.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Positive, encouraging, assertive leadership
  • Welcoming and accepting presence
  • Open, clear communication with groups and individuals
  • Able to show up on time and help groups get tasks done in a timely manner
  • Able to facilitate group conversations
  • Respectful conflict resolution
  • Responsible and reliable


  • Treat all volunteers, staff, and youth with respect
  • Reliably carry out responsibilities and duties
  • Hold volunteers accountable to HomePlate rules
  • Open to feedback and attend training as needed
  • Abide by HomePlate policies
  • Phone call check-in with Volunteer Coordinator once a week (about 10 - 20 minutes)
  • In-person check-in with Volunteer Coordinator once a month (about 30 minutes)
  • Give at least 2 weeks notice to Volunteer Coordinator if cannot attend a drop-in (12 hours notice in case of unexpected absence. Volunteer Coordinator is on-call to fill in)
  • Commit to weekly attendance


  • Meet new people!
  • Enhanced leadership and communication skills
  • Build resume
  • Connect with HomePlate staff and volunteers on a deeper level

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About HomePlate Youth Services


12520 SW 3rd Street, Beaverton, OR 97075, US

Mission Statement

HomePlate supports the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through community building, education, access to services and resources, and youth empowerment.


HomePlate provides a free weekly dinner to youth ages 11-24 who are experiencing homelessness or unstable housing situations. In addition to the dinner, HomePlate provides a shower, movies and games, adult mentors, hygiene supplies, and referrals to community resources.


We'll work with your schedule.


18380 SW Kinnaman RdBeaverton, OR 97007



  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Food Service
  • Multi-Tasking


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a week, every Wednesday from 4:15pm-8:30pm
  • Food Handler's Card, leadership skills, clear communication

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