Summer Food Service Site Volunteer
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
Times of day
A few hours per week
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
12 Tenney Way
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) runs a Summer Food Service Program for youth in the area. Lunches are made ahead of time at Mt. Ararat Middle School in Topsham and driven to the different meal sites. Which include but are not limited to: Curtis Memorial Library, MAMS, and Perryman Village.
Volunteers are needed to work at each location during lunch time. Handing out meals and leading activities for the children ie. games, readings, etc.
Background checks will be required to volunteer for this program.
- Assist supervisor in setting up meal service, including arranging tables and chairs, checking for cleanliness, and gathering any supplies needed.
- Assist in serving meals, according to USDA & MCHPP food safety guidelines.
- Facilitate activities such as arts and crafts, or assist partnering agencies in setting up for their activities if needed.
- Dispose of food leftover from previous days.
- Clean up after meal service, including wiping down tables, sweeping, taking out trash/compost/recycling, and locking up the facility
- Communicate difficulties with children, meals, or programming to site supervisor in a timely fashion, so issues can be addressed.
- Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well with the site supervisor, a diverse group of children, parents, and other volunteers in a fast-paced environment.
- Patience and understanding while working with high-risk children and teens.
- Punctuality and reliability
- Must be at least 13 years old (middle school age)
- Training for all SFSP volunteers includes an SFSP orientation session, which provides information on Summer Food Service Program guidelines, scheduling, food safety, and other policies and procedures. This can be completed either on a volunteer’s first day, or by appointment.
- Applicants must complete a background check before volunteer work begins.
- SFSP runs annually from mid-June through mid-August.
- We ask that volunteers arrive ½ hour before meal service begins, and stay up to ½ hour after it ends to finish cleaning up.
- Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to the meal site at which they’re working.
- Training Provided
How To Apply
For more information about SFSP reach out to Mary Sasso, SFSP Coordinator, at email@example.com or 207-725-2716 ext 307.
All new volunteers will have to fill out an application at mchpp.org/volunteer, reach out to Heather Arvidson, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-725-2716 ext 305.