Kitchen Assistant for Individuals Living with Mental Illness



Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


PRS is looking for a dynamic and patient volunteer Kitchen Assistant to help PRS clients living with mental illness to make lunch for the clients in our Recovery Academy Day Program. 

Duties: Include helping to guide clients in the kitchen, helping clients follow recipes, making sure clients practice safety and health guidelines, showing them good customer service skills, etc.   

PRS clients cook lunch in the Recovery Academy kitchen because it helps them to learn cooking skills, customer service skills, practice health and nutrition, and many other benefits.

Hours: 10am-12pm, 1-2 days a week, Monday-Friday

Qualifications: Education or knowledge of mental health, previous experience with mental health adults preferred. 


More about PRS Recovery Academies:

PRS has two Recovery Academy Day Program locations - one in Fairfax and one in Mount Vernon Virginia. Based on the structure of a community college, the Recovery Academy is designed to: provide targeted psycho-educational curriculum in twelve week blocks; be a normalizing environment so that each client can focus on his recovery goals and identify as a student in recovery; and, most importantly, promote movement out of PRS' facility-based programming and into meaningful community alternatives such as work, volunteering and school. The course catalog includes over 40 class offerings, such as Anger Management, Anxiety Management, Coping Skills, ESL, Introduction to Recovery, Job Talk, Nutrition, Thinking Skills for Work, Let's Get Moving, Grief and Loss as it Relates to Mental Illness, Spirituality, Money Management, Reaching Residential Success, Social Skills I & II, Stress Management and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). The Recovery Academy is a day program, and clients generally attend between three and five hours a day, three to five days a week.

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