Volunteer Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Volunteer Details
Position:Volunteer - Help with Meal Preparation for Homeless Youth - Lower East Side
Type:VOL Volunteer
Reports To:Assistant Director
Location:33 Essex Street

The Streetwork drop-in centers work with homeless and street involved young people. Serving clients from age 13 to 23, Streetwork provides individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy, emergency, transitional and permanent housing assistance obtaining Medicaid and other benefits, hot meals, showers , showers, clothing, HIV prevention counseling, and parenting groups, in a safe, non-judgmental setting. The Lower East Side Crop-In Center serves lunch and dinner between the hours of 1 pm and 4 pm four days a week and is looking for volunteers to assist with food preparation. These individuals would not need to obtain or possess a Food Handlers Certificate since some of Safe Horizon full-time current full-time employees have received their certificates. Volunteers also help serve clients meals and interact with clients while clients are eating.


Core Responsibilities: • Assisting with meal preparation • Chopping various fruits and vegetables • Serving made-to-order sandwiches to clients • Supporting manager with dinner preparations as requested • Kitchen maintenance Additional Tasks (may include): • Performing other kitchen-related tasks as requested by staff, such as taking inventory


Qualifications: • Non-judgmental • Dependable • Willingness to perform related tasks • Attention to detail Requirements: • Individuals who can commit to 4-6 hours one day a week (Tuesday, Thursday or Friday) for at least six months.

Education:Not Applicable
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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