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Food Service Training Instructors & Class Assistants for Refugee Services Clients

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ORGANIZATION: JVS, Jewish Vocational Service

JVS 2017

Schedule : April 24 th -May 11 th , Monday-Thursday from 1pm-4 pm EST. Then, May 15 th -June 2 nd , Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-12:20 pm.

Graduation Date: June 2 nd at Marriott Long Wharf Hotel

Commitment: 6 weeks, 3 weeks at JVS and 3 weeks at employer partner sites

Program/Department Overview:

Refugee Services has provided direct employment services to local refugee populations for over 40 years. These services are offered to refugees, political asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certified victims of human trafficking, and other work-authorized immigrants. Services include job search assistance, resume and interview preparation, cultural orientation, pre-employment vocational English language classes, job placement and follow-up, and post-employment support. Over 80% of our participants are hired per year and our 90% job retention rate is higher than similar job placement agencies in Boston. To achieve these outcomes, JVS partners with over 1,400 employers in hospitality, retail, agriculture, education, health care, sales, manufacturing, and business; and supports participants in finding and maintaining gainful employment that can lead to successful careers.

Training Overview:
The JVS Food Service Training Program trains students to be successful employees in the Food and Customer Service industry. The students spend three weeks at JVS learning about handling food and food safety. Then students then spend 3 weeks with hands-on training in a kitchen setting in order to get real-life experience to prepare them for jobs once the training is completed. The Food Service Training program began in 1998 and has prepared 41 cohorts of students for careers in the food service industry. Upon completion of the training, all students complete the ServSafe certification exam, which is highly recognized throughout the US in food establishments.


For the first 3 weeks of training T JVS, the volunteer instructor(s) leads the classroom lessons and computer test sessions and while classroom volunteer(s) will assist during classes. Curriculum and lesson materials are prepared by JVS staff, but the volunteer instructor will need to be comfortable familiarizing themselves with the material beforehand and leading class independently. An additional 2 hours a week of outside class time work is helpful. Classes are 1-4pm, Monday-Thursday.

For the remaining 3 weeks of the training, the class instructor and class assistants will assist clients onsite at our employer partner, Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, from 9:30am-12:20pm, Monday-Thursday.

Prior knowledge of these subjects is not required, just a willingness to learn and lead a group of 12-15 students independently - facilitating discussions and activities. Dedicated, encouraging, open-minded, able to communicate with people who have limited English.


  • Ability to work with a variety of multicultural adult learners.
  • Ability to work as part of a team with staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Teaching and/or tutoring experience helpful, but not mandatory

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About JVS, Jewish Vocational Service


75 Federal St. 3rd floor, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02110, US

Mission Statement

JVS empowers individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and partners with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces.


Our Impact

For 75 years JVS has been helping people secure financial independence through educational and employment services. Each year, JVS empowers more than 21,000 individuals through more than 36 services that guide clients on a pathway to meaningful employment; some of which include educational testing, skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, job search training, career counseling, Adult Basic Literacy and Adult Diploma Program instruction, citizenship education and financial literacy.

For several years, JVS has been recognized as a leading agency in the workforce development field, serving individuals such as professional-level job seekers, entry-level employees, welfare recipients, individuals with disabilities, refugees, immigrants, and career changers, and partnering with employers to help fill vacancies and provide the education their employees need to ascend their career ladders.


Immigrants & Refugees
Employment, Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Apr 24, 2023 - Fri Jun 02, 2023
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM


75 Federal St.3rd FloorBoston, MA 02110


  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Customer Service
  • Adult Education
  • Food Service
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • April 24th–May 11th, Monday-Thursday from 1pm–4 pm EST at JVS. Then, May 15th–June 2nd, Monday-Thursday, 9:30am–12:20 pm at the Marriot Long Warf kitchen.

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