Kitchen Support Volunteer

Organized by Educational Alliance

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2 hours
Lower East Side
Accesible By
Good For
Young Adults, Adults, Boomers
Desired Skills
Cooking/Culinary Arts
Elderly, Health & Wellness, Community Building, Poverty & Hunger

Assist in the preparation of meals for 750+ older adults and early childhood programs at Manny Cantor Center each weekday.

About This Opportunity

Key Responsibilities:

  • Chop, peel and prepare food for cooking
  • Ensure cleanliness of all dishes, cutlery, equipment, etc.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Basic kitchen skills is required
  • Some experience volunteering or working in a kitchen is a plus
  • Some experience in food service is a plus
  • Understand and practice good hygiene

Time Commitment:

  • Shifts available M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Minimum 2 hour shift, once/week


  • Program Supervisor: Executive Chef
  • Training: You will receive hands on training during your first two shifts
  • Assessment: You and your supervisor will discuss the best role for you following your training shifts
  • Support: Ongoing two-way feedback from program supervisor and volunteer manager, additional trainings and professional development opportunities may be available.


  • Gain knowledge of working in a fast-paced kitchen and valuable experience in food service
  • Volunteer meet-ups, which will include learning opportunities, social and networking events and more
  • Tracking of your volunteer hours for your company, school or affiliated group
  • Discounted membership to Manny Cantor Center Fitness Center (12 volunteer hours a month to be eligible)


  • Fill out MCC volunteer application
  • Phone screening with Volunteer staff
  • In-person interview with Kitchen program staff

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