Moveable Feast welcomes groups volunteering in our kitchen or garden. We believe that volunteering as a group fosters cooperation and bonding among the group, and helps Moveable Feast feed more people with a range of severe illnesses.
We welcome both youth (age 14 or older for the kitchen) and adult volunteers in our kitchen for groups of up to 15 at a time; and groups up to 5 in the garden. Make Moveable Feast part of your next corporate or organizational retreat or all-staff meeting!
Kitchen Assistants typically help our chef with food preparation and meal packaging. This includes chopping produce, seasoning entrees and sides, packaging, labeling and sorting meals, making sandwiches or produce bags, and light cleaning! Here, your hands help prepare meals that save lives.
Gardeners help our Dietitians weed, water, harvest, and clean the garden. Moveable Feast provides all necessary tools and gloves. Please bring water, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing.
Requirements for Kitchen Volunteering:
The Moveable Feast Kitchen is a commercial production kitchen which has specific requirements and guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. These following elements are important for our Clients’ welfare and our volunteer’s safety.
Food Safety: Staff and volunteers must follow strict sanitary guidelines which include: hand washing, wearing hair nets, aprons and gloves, and proper food handling practices. Moveable Feast provides all necessary kitchen gear.
Personal Safety: Requires the physical ability to work in cold temperatures (such as freezers), standing for up to 3 hours, working with kitchen equipment, lifting up to 25 lbs. and full dexterity to handle food, knives and carts.
Please note that shift tasks vary by production needs. If you have physical restrictions, please contact Volunteer Services to see if accommodations can be made.
Would you like to sign your group up to volunteer? See available shifts here.
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