Shelter Prep Cook Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Simpson Housing Services, Inc.

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Volunteer Prep Cooks assist the Shelter Kitchen Specialist prep food to serve to our emergency shelter guests. The shelter provides a safe and dignified space for 22 women and 44 men every night. We provide housing advocacy, healthcare services, toiletry and basic clothing supplies, showers, lockers, and three meals a day. Our goal is to help our shelter guests move into safe, affordable, and stable housing as soon as possible.

Sample Volunteer Tasks

Wash and chop ingredients
Wash Dishes
Contribute new recipe ideas to the menu

Timeframe

This volunteer opportunity is available Monday through Friday, year-round. Volunteers may sign up for a morning shift (10:30 am - 1:00 pm) or afternoon shift (2 pm - 4 pm ). Volunteers are required to commit 2 shifts a month.

Qualifications

Simpson Housing Services is looking for responsible, reliable, and respectful volunteers who can work comfortably in a commercial kitchen and communicate with a people of diverse backgrounds. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

Benefits

The experience you gain as a volunteer will develop and hone skills that are useful in school, a career, and life. Working directly with a kitchen specialist, you will gain knowledge about kitchen tools, cooking for a large group, meal prepping, and menu planning. Upon your request, we will provide a letter of recommendation for school, work, or scholarship. Volunteers gain a deeper appreciation for their lifestyle and enjoy a new network of people by meeting shelter staff and other volunteers.

Volunteer Process

1. Complete our online volunteer application at http://simpsonhousing.org/volunteer_ap.html

* Be sure to select "Prep Cook" from the drop-down menu under "Volunteer Position Interest."

2. Katelyn Jaksha will contact you to schedule a 15-minute phone interview

3. Attend a virtual orientation on the history and philosophies of Simpson Housing Services

4. Complete a criminal background check

5. Sign up for prep cook shift

7. Commit to volunteering 2 shifts a month

For more information contact Katelyn Jaksha at 612.455.0876 or kjaksha@simpsonhousing.org

2 Shifts

  • morning / 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Simpson Housing Services, Inc.

Location:

160 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405, US

Mission Statement

To house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.

Description

We know that with close, individual advocacy and support, men, women and families experiencing homelessness achieve housing stability.

We are committed to Housing First: house people quickly, then provide services as needed.

We operate over 20 programs for three distinct groups of participants:

  • shelter programs for single adults without children
  • housing programs for single adults without children
  • housing programs for families with children

CAUSE AREAS

Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees
Homeless & Housing, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

Simpson Housing Services' Emergency Shelter128 W. 33rd StreetMinneapolis, MN 55408

(44.94321,-93.28112)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of 2 shifts (4-6 hours) per month
  • Simpson is looking for responsible, reliable, and respectful volunteers who have the ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.

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