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Harmony cafe

Teachers & Co teachers

Volunteer Health Instructor- Must be Fully Vaccinated for the Covid19 Virus to Teach OR must show Proof of a Negative Covid19 test, each week and wear a mask.

This post has been updated as of 10/5/21: We are still in need of lead teachers-co-teachers-assistants. BILINGUAL in Spanish opening are also available.

The lead teachers-can pick the day and time, they would like to teach the program either at our new site in Patchogue or in Hauppauge at Long Island Cares's new engagement center. We will work around your schedule.

Are you looking for a way to give back and have a passion to help others improve their health and wellbeing.

Do you have experience/knowledge in the health field and/or longstanding personal interest in healthy lifestyle.

Are you looking for a volunteering position to learn some great skills and really make impact on people's lives.

Then we have a great opportunity for you!

We have a pilot program each Tuesday night in Hauppauge, from 6 to 8 pm. The pilot program will end on 11/16. You are welcome to join us to learn about the program.
We are also offering online training coming up on 10/13 to 10/15 from 12 to 8 pm. It is being taught from the Feast program organization and they are on west coast time. There are breaks in between that time. If you take the online training, you will be certified to teach the Feast program in three days.

Who are we?

We are the Harmony Cafe, our mission is to empower our guests by promoting health and wellness by providing education and access to affordable healthy food, set in a socially engaging environment, that offers a hand up approach.

What will you be doing?

You will be working in a volunteer position as a instructor across our health and wellness curriculum, we are introducing a new 12-week program, that covers a comprehensive plan and innovative approach, toward community health in a group setting. You will be making a different in the community and improving the health and wellness of those that attend our program. This is a commitment that must be taken seriously.
You will be fully trained to teach the program!

Your duties and responsibilities will include the following

  • You will be responsible for teaching 2 hours a week for 12 weeks-You will not be teaching alone, there is always a co-teacher assisting you with the class, plus another volunteer helping set up.
  • You will be fully trained for teaching class!
  • You will be making a positive impact through your knowledge and passion.
  • You will be communicating with a wide range of people in the community
  • You will be promoting the mission and values of the Harmony Cafe
  • Must have outgoing personality
  • Must know how to engage a group
  • Prior teaching experience helpful

What are we looking for?

We are looking for volunteers will a background in the health field, OR volunteers that has teaching experience,and/or want to learn about health and have a strong desire and interest in health. You may have studied on your own. Our program is designed to teach you all your need to know to run the Feast program. You must have the passion to learn and teach. You must give us your commitment to follow through and be on time for your class. There will be people counting on you.
We are looking for volunteers who has the confidence in their communication skills to be an instructor for our new program launching in Jan of 2022. No teaching experience is required. This also a great opportunity for retired teachers or professionals. The classes are small, 10-15 students. The program is not a weight loss program but a holistic approach program.

As well as this the following are required.

  • Experience in the heath field or teaching experience and the desire to learn and teach.
  • Able to commit to 3 hours a week for 12 weeks
  • Dependable and on time.
  • Passion for helping others
  • Desire to be of service to the community.
  • Great interest in health and wellness
  • Compassion for others and patience and respect.
  • Comfortable in class and group setting.

So if this sounds like a position you would be interested in and want somewhere to make a real change then reach out! Please send a cover letter or bio and your resume and or student classes you have completed with the information of the degree you are working towards. If you have experience volunteering in this field, please include that. If you have no experience, many of your skills can be transferable skills, please include.

As we move forward and get more funding-teachers may be receiving a stipend (paid) for teaching. However, that would not be until we are fully funded. We do plan on putting that into our budget in 2022.
Our goal is to pay our teachers.

Thank you!

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About Harmony cafe


PO Box 3041, Patchogue, NY 11772, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower our guests by promoting health and wellness by providing education and access to affordable healthy food, set in a socially engaging environment, that offers a hand up. We use a pay what you can donation model. Good Health is a fundamental human right.


The Change... Community-based solutions to reduce food insecurity, isolation and empowerment through education.

Innovation.... a donate based nonprofit community café that allows guests to set their own prices for a nutritious meal. Regardless of the ability to give, all guests receive a meal. Our meal events attract a diverse population of guests. Guests that pay less will not be distinguished from guests that pay full price. This gives a dignity dining experience free of judgment and stigma.

Community: Our café is open to everyone in the community. Our meals are not branded as a charity. The model is designed to bring people together from all socioeconomic backgrounds. If gives a sense of community because by dining with us, you are part of the community. We don’t have to be separated because of our differences; we need to be united because of them.

Our History. Since April of 2016, the harmony café has been serving the community. We have served over 1400 hot nutritious meals by using VFW hall as the venue space. Our vision is to raise enough funds to obtain a storefront café that will be open to the public on a regular basis. Harmony café is operated fully by all volunteers.

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We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Patchogue, NY 11772



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Program Management
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Community Outreach




  • Must be at least 21
  • You would be trained to run a class by one of our credited teachers. No experience required.
  • Must have a background in Health or in College getting a degree toward a health degree or have knowledge about health. Retired teachers/ teachers would would be a great match for this position. We will train all volunteers to teach the Feast program.

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