Ready to Help Fight Hunger?

Kitchen Volunteers Needed!


2-4 hours


Community Servings
179 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Kitchen volunteer shifts are currently Monday through Friday from 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm.

Beginning Tuesday, September 7, our new kitchen volunteer schedule (Monday – Friday) will be as follows:

  • 9 a.m. – noon
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
This shift is perfect for those who want to lend a helping hand during the week but can’t step away from work earlier in the day.




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!


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.


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


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.  


Sign up for a volunteer shift using Community Servings' online calendar. Then, click on "View Instructions" below for details.


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  1. 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.
  2. Be sure to let the nonprofit know this activity came from PGK.
  3. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity. 
  4. If you have any questions, please contact Nate Ross at (617) 522-7777 ext 228 or
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