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The Volunteer Opportunity

Class assistant for Cooking Matters 6-week hands-on cooking and nutrition series

  • You’ll help the teaching team with student engagement, classroom set-up, food preparation, and cleaning up
  • Common duties include packing groceries for participates to take home, loading/unloading kitchen equipment, and washing dishes


Time Commitment 3 hours every week for 6 weeks
Day(s) of Week Classes are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Time of Day Classes are held sometime between 9am – 8pm
Location Cooking Matters is conducted throughout the Bay Area; when you volunteer you will be volunteering for a specific site location
Languages Monolingual English and Spanish, Bilingual
Physical requirements Standing, carrying, lifting up to 40 pounds
  • Can volunteer as an individual or pair depending on specific Cooking Matter class needs
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Food Handlers cards required
  • Complete self-led online training
  • Shadow a Cooking Matters class
To register
  • Complete volunteer interest form online
  • Sign up for an open volunteer position in a series
    Click here for available opportunities
What to expect First 30 minutes will be prep time before class, followed by 2-hour class, then 30-minute clean-up