CSS Volunteers

Guidelines for Volunteers

Age Requirements

Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older.

Dress Code

To work in the kitchen volunteers must wear:

  • long pants
  • closed-toed shoes
  • shirts with sleeves (short sleeves are okay, tank tops are not)
  • a hat or other head covering (hairnets are provided)
  • midriff shirts are not allowed

Due to health-code regulations, volunteers who do not follow this dress code cannot work in the Kitchen.

DC_Central_Kitchen_menu12016 DC Central Kitchen Volunteer Dates

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

          Sunday, August 6, 2017

          Sunday, September 24, 2017

          Sunday, October 22, 2017

          Sunday, November 12, 2017

          Sunday, December 10, 2017     

About DC Central Kitchen

The mission of DC Central Kitchen is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

DC Central Kitchen’s multi-faceted programming uses food as nutritional sustenance, as fuel for the minds, and as a training tool for the unemployed. Together, these three uses of food present a powerful front against the dangerous cycles of poverty, and against the stereotypes surrounding hunger in America.

Volunteers are an integral part of DC Central Kitchen. Each year, more than 6,000 volunteers work side-by-side with the men and women of the Culinary Job Training program, preparing over 4,000 meals a day, 365 days a year. Volunteers assist with food preparation, chopping vegetables, sorting produce, mixing salads, portioning meals, de-bonding meat and sorting cans.

The Kitchen also welcomes service partnerships with local businesses, government agencies, community groups and fraternal organizations.

Feedback from CSS Members

“There aren’t many better ways to spend your time than volunteering with the California State Soceity and meeting new people. And you won’t find many more deserving charities than the DC Central.” ~ Yuri Beckelman

“Volunteering with DC Central Kitchen was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had since moving to the East Coast. Not only did I leave feeling better for helping others but I was able to meet fun people from my state. The California State Society did a wonderful job coordinating all the volunteers into one common goal – to help the less fortunate among us.” ~ Brian Kaveney

Contact Information

For more information about the California State Society, please email info@californiastatesociety.com.

To sign-up to volunteer with the CSS, please contact Katie Wheeler Mathews at 202-624-5275 or kmathews@wdc.ca.gov. For more information about DC Central Kitchen visit: www.dccentralkitchen.org.