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Volunteer Opportunity – Haven for Hope Community Kitchen
March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Philanthropy & Community Relations Update:
The year’s first volunteer event has been scheduled for March 26, 3:00-7:00 PM at the Haven for Hope Community Kitchen located at 700 Perez St., San Antonio, TX, 78207.
To sign up, contact Ricardo Villarreal at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (210)392-6820.
***Volunteers please review the important information below***
Please have your group members use the following link when registering to volunteer to ensure they are connected to the correct Volunteer Group and Volunteer Shift. All group participants must register online with the following link to participate.
Important Information for Group Leaders and Group Participants:
Group members will have until 72 hours before to complete their registration. At that time unfilled slots will be released to the public.
IMPORTANT NEW CAMPUS SECURITY PROCEDURE
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to allow time for security check-in. As a partner of Haven for Hope, we uphold an important security rule that applies to our SA Food Bank volunteers. Security is a priority and Haven for Hope does not permit convicted sex offenders to volunteer or visit the campus. Accordingly, Haven for Hope will check all visitors and guest IDs against sex offender registries. Please bring a government or state-issued photo ID when you come to Haven for Hope. Volunteers will need an ID upon entry for verification purposes. We appreciate your understanding of this policy.
You’ll need to have your parking pass displayed on your dashboard during your volunteer shift. If you registered a group please print and distribute the parking pass to everyone in your group. Your parking pass can be printed at the following link:
From Frio, St. turn onto Leal and then turn left on N. San Marcos. Go straight until you get to the Red Gate.
Once you arrive at the Red gate, press the button on the speaker and let them know that you are there to volunteer at the San Antonio Food Bank kitchen.
Continue through the gate and park in an open space in the lot on your right. Park and display a parking pass on the windshield of your vehicle. Do not park in an area labeled for H4H as your car may be towed.
Walk away from the gate and around to the loading dock. Do not exit the parking lot. When you arrive at the loading dock, proceed up the ramp on the left side of the dock. You will then see a door with the SAFB Logo that has a doorbell. Please ring the doorbell to enter the kitchen. Be sure to sign in before you begin your volunteer shift.
Volunteers must be at least15 years of age. An adult must accompany all volunteers between 15 and 17 years of age.
For groups, we require 1 adult chaperone for every 4 volunteers between 15 and 17 years of age.
Shoes – Due to safety concerns all volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Tennis shoes are recommended.
Attire – Please dress appropriately to work in a kitchen environment (jeans, t-shirt). No low-cut shirts, tank tops, or running shorts.
Hair – Every volunteer will be asked to wear a hair net provided for you. You may bring a hat to wear over the hair net if you would like.
Jewelry – the only jewelry that the Health Dept. allows in the kitchen is a plain wedding band (medical bracelets are okay if necessary).
While volunteering in the Community Kitchen, you will perform the following duties:
Meal preparation, greet residents, and serve meals. Volunteers may also be asked to help build snack bags or organize the dry storage and coolers.
Other kitchen duties include, but are not limited to: Dining room and kitchen clean-up (dishwashing, sweeping, trash disposal, and mopping).
Cell phones in the kitchen are a serious sanitation issue. If you have to stop to take a phone call you must remove your gloves, wash your hands then grab a new set of gloves before returning to work.
We do not provide lockers to keep purses, jewelry, or other valuables. Please bring only what you will need to keep with you on your person. We are not responsible for anything that is lost or stolen.
Volunteers assist with the preparation and serving of breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals for residents of Haven for Hope. Other kitchen duties include, but are not limited to: all aspects of kitchen clean up; dishwashing, sweeping, mopping. Volunteers will also greet the residents as they arrive for their meals. Help people experiencing homelessness in our community!