Q: Do I have to register to come in to volunteer for Kitchen Prep?
A: Yes, you can register for a spot to volunteer HERE. We require volunteers to register beforehand so the culinary staff knows how much food to set aside to prep.
Q: What do I need to wear for Kitchen Prep?
A: Please wear a shirt with sleeves, pants, and close toe shoes. You may bring your own hat or apron if you’d like. If not, we will provide one for you!
Q: Is there an age requirement for Kitchen Prep?
A: Yes, volunteers must be 12 or older, and an adult must accompany volunteers under the age of 16 while in the kitchen.
Q: Where does the food that volunteers prepare go?
A: All of the healthy snacks, salads, and meals that are prepared at L.A. Kitchen are donated to social service agencies that serve Los Angeles’ most vulnerable populations. We prioritize support after school programs, treatment facilities, and agencies that provide dynamic programing for aging residents.
Q: Does this volunteer opportunity include serving food?
A: Kitchen Prep does not include serving of food. Volunteering through Kitchen Prep you will prepare fresh and nutritious meals that are donated to service partners in L.A. who then distribute food to their communities.
Q: How do I bring in a group to volunteer?
A: If you are interested in volunteering with a group please fill out a Group Volunteer Request Form to book in a date.
Q: How can I do more at LA Kitchen?
A: We have a variety of volunteer opportunities such as becoming an LA Kitchen Ambassador with our senior center program, a Kitchen Prep Volunteer Lead, volunteering at events, internships or doing pro-bono work for our creative projects. Email email@example.com for more information on how you can get involved.