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Food Service/Kitchen Assistant. Edison and Downtown Children's Dreamery

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Volunteer Position: Food Service
Department: Improving Lives of Children
Program: Children's Dreamery Center
Director: Food Service Director
Supervisor: Food Service Coordinator
Location: The Children's Dreamery Centers at Edison and/or Downtown Sites
Hours: 3-hour shift


Mission Statement:
Eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Primary Function:
The Food Service Assistant helps with the preparation and delivery of food to classrooms. You help make food exciting and educational to children and families. You provide support to the Dreamery Center's kitchen staff and help with clean-up. This position is ideal if you enjoy preparing food and being creative with meals.


  1. Must be 18 years of age, or
  2. 17 years of age and currently in a vocation for Early Education
  3. Must have basic kitchen skills
  4. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds
  5. Excellent communication skills
  6. Must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  7. TB Test and fingerprint may be required. Contingent upon volunteer hours per week

Statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.


  1. Receive training in and follow all guidelines of the Health Department, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the YWCA.
  2. Assist with food preparation.
  3. Assist in the safe delivery of meals and snacks to Children’s Center Classrooms.
  4. Assist in the receipt of food products and the proper storage of materials.
  5. Maintain a clean working environment.
  6. Help to clear and wash dishes.
  7. Work cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff, and volunteers.
  8. Safeguard confidential information gained by volunteer position.

Training Requirements:

  1. Kitchen Orientation
  2. YWCA Improving Lives of Children Program Orientation
  3. Volunteer Orientation

Child Care Licensing Rules:

R 400.8125 volunteer requirements. Rule 125. (1) All volunteers shall provide appropriate care and supervision of children at all times. (2) All volunteers shall act in a manner that is conducive to the welfare of children. (3) All supervised volunteers shall receive a public sex offender registry (PSOR) clearance before having any contact with a child in care. A copy of this clearance must be kept on file at the center. (4) A licensee shall have a written policy regarding the screening and supervision of volunteers, including volunteers who are parents of a child in care. The policy must include a statement that any individual registered on the public sex offender registry (PSOR) is prohibited from having contact with any child in care. (5) A written statement must be signed and dated by volunteers before volunteering indicating all of the following information: (a) The individual is aware that abuse and neglect of children are against the law. (b) The individual has been informed of the center’s policies on child abuse and neglect. (c) The individual knows that all staff and volunteers are required by law to immediately report suspected abuse and neglect to children’s protective services.

R 400.8128 Staff; volunteer; tuberculosis. Rule 128. A center shall keep on file at the center evidence to verify that each child care staff member and each volunteer who has contact with children at least 4 hours per week for more than 2 consecutive weeks is free from communicable tuberculosis (TB). Verification of TB status is required within 1 year before employment or volunteering. History: 2013 AACS; 2019 AACS. R 400.8131 Professional development requirements. Rule 131. (1) The center shall provide an orientation about the center’s policies and practices and these administrative rules.

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353 E. Michigan Avenue, 1155 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, US

Mission Statement

YWCA Kalamazoo is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.


YWCA Kalamazoo

YWCA Kalamazoo serves as a primary resource for economic, gender, and racial justice for all women and girls in Kalamazoo. We have been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years- from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform.

Today we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice, civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


353 E. Michigan AvenueKalamazooKalamazoo, MI 49007



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Service


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are available Monday - Friday from 11 am to 2 pm.
  • TB test and a fingerprint may be required. Based on the number of volunteer hours per week. YWCA covers the cost of the tests.

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