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Meal Helper at Ronald McDonald House

Meal Helper at Ronald McDonald House

Purpose: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) is committed to providing daily, nutritious meals for the families we serve. Meal Helpers play a critical role in this service by working alongside our culinary team to ensure the successful execution of comforting meals for families at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s.  

Location: Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s, 211 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 

Key Responsibilities:

·        Help execute meals planned by the culinary team by following recipes, prepping ingredients, cooking dishes, and packing food into individual containers.

·        Maintain an organized and functional kitchen by cleaning after food preparation, emptying dishwashers, running sanitizers, restocking pantries, deep cleaning, and properly storing food.

·        Manage the dining room during meal service by providing direction to guest families, upholding all COVID-19 safety measures for diners, and consistently sanitizing and cleaning tables.

·        If a Culinary Hearts volunteer group is present to prepare a meal during your shift:

o  Act as a second-in-command to our culinary team, providing direction to and answering the questions of group participants.

o  Support the culinary team in preparing for volunteer groups: gather needed supplies and ingredients, start on recipes, manage food deliveries, inventory supplies, and bring items to/from the kitchen and storage spaces as needed.

o  Speak confidently to each volunteer meal group about their involvement, our House kitchen, and their impact on our mission.

Qualifications:

·        Must be at least 18 years of age.

·        Comfortable cooking and knowledgeable in the kitchen, to be an asset to our culinary team.

·        Adept at cleaning and maintaining a high-level of organization.

·        Ability to work confidently in a busy kitchen environment.

·        Willingness to work professionally and collaboratively with volunteers and RMHC-CNI staff.

·        Agreement with and alignment to all RMHC-CNI rules, policies and protocols, including adherence to all safety/participation requirements in the wake of COVID-19.

·        Must be capable of standing for each three-hour shift, and must be able to carry 35 pounds.

·        Volunteers must be dependable, trustworthy, friendly and flexible.

Time Commitment and Scheduling:

·        Volunteers must commit to two, three hours shifts per month for at least one year.

·        Meal Helper shifts are currently available Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm.

Training and Support: 

·        Volunteers must complete an orientation, background check and on-site shadow shifts.

·        Meal Helpers report to our culinary team and House Managers.

 Next Steps:

·        Interested individuals can submit an online application: http://vhub.at/lurievolunteers

Purpose: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) is committed to providing daily, nutritious meals for the families we serve. Meal Helpers play a critical role in this service by working alongside…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's

211 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

How to Apply

Interested individuals can submit an online application: http://vhub.at/lurievolunteers

Interested individuals can submit an online application: http://vhub.at/lurievolunteers

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