Gould Farm Kitchen Volunteer



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


P.O. Box 157
United States


The Gould Farm kitchen prepares and produces daily meals that bring people together and help encourage community values. As a member of the kitchen team, volunteers are able to prepare nourishing meals that reflect these values while also assisting residents in a service role. The kitchen feeds approximately 60 to 80 people, three meals per day. General responsibilities include preparation and delivery of menus and meals with attention to nutrition, maintenance of a clean and safe work environment, and teaching and coaching guests working in the kitchen. All Gould Farm volunteers are responsible to promote the values and spirit of Gould Farm, to actively participate as a member of the community and to continuously seek ways to improve, both self and function.

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-         Participate as a collaborative member of the kitchen work team

-         Support a work environment that is developmental and challenging for colleagues and guests

-         Direct and monitor the quality of the work program and food service under the leadership of the Kitchen Manager

-         Collaborate and participate with staff and guests to ensure timely and effective preparation of nutritious meals

-         Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment

-         Make recommendations for supply planning and organization and inventory management that deliver budget guidelines and provide nutritious alternatives

-         Attend and participate at regularly scheduled staff and community meetings

-         Lead small groups of Guests through kitchen tasks while creating an environment that is therapeutic, constructive and designed to enhance a guest's chances for future success and greater independence


B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent is desirable. Training in the culinary arts strongly encouraged. Driver’s license and safe driver record is required. Food preparation and Customer service experience a plus. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are essential. Must be able to supervise small groups of people. Must be able to judge the skill & motivation level of individual guests and be able to work independently and as a member of a team.


Volunteers who commit to a one-year assignment receive room and board, paid sick leave, vacation days, medical insurance, and a stipend of $350 a month ($4,200 yearly).


Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing Available

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply



If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to the Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa Lindner at Volunteer@gouldfarm.org.