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Disclaimer - Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature. Always be sure to research the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles.

Duration

3 - 4+ hrs

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

If you are 13 years or older, you can volunteer to work in our kitchen. We are in need of 10-12 individual volunteers to join a few members of our culinary team in the kitchen. All new kitchen volunteers receive a 20-minute orientation and food safety training at the start of their first shift.  Once in the kitchen, you'll help our team peel and chop veggies, portion soups, stews, and salads, and pack meal bags for our clients. We increased the number of volunteers we can host on-site in our kitchen to 30. We can now also host volunteer groups of up to 10 people.

What's Needed To Complete

Please note that all kitchen volunteers must wear pants covering their ankles, long-sleeve shirts, and close-toed shoes. Proof of vaccination is required.

Special Requirements

You must be 13 or older to volunteer. If under 18, you must have a parent, guardian, or chaperone sign the waiver on your behalf.  

How It Makes A Difference

We believe in the power of food to heal and most importantly to bring hope to our clients who are dealing with critical or chronic illnesses. You will be preparing and packaging the food in our industrial kitchen which will then go out and be delivered to our clients. You will be directly helping those without access to healthy food, and who are too sick to go to the store or make food for their families.  Every week, we prepare close to 17,000 medically-tailored meals for people and families across Massachusetts impacted by HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more.  All 1,700 of our clients receive a weekly delivery of five days™ worth of scratch-made lunches, dinners, and snacks that YOU help prepare!

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

Sign up for a volunteer shift using Community Servings' https://www.servings.org/volunteer_calendar/online calendar. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian submit a volunteer waiver prior to their first time volunteering.  New volunteers will receive a 20 minute orientation at the start of their first volunteer shift. Be sure to let the nonprofit know this activity came from Create the Change® ® ® ®. If you have any questions, please contact Nate Ross at (617) 522-7777 ext 228 or nross@servings.org.

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