Teen Programs

Teen volunteers are an important part of Caring Kitchen's mission, and we always have volunteering opportunities after school and during holidays.  We also host a Summer Teen Program each summer, bringing teens into the garden and kitchen for a fun and educational service experience that looks great on college applications and resumes. We are now accepting applications for our 2024 free Summer Program, which runs Monday and Tuesday mornings, from July 15 to July 30. To learn more, contact afoley@ncoinc.org.


Adult Volunteers Opportunities

Volunteer Requirements:

- Able to work in a busy, loud kitchen environment

- Able to bend, carry, lift and stand for long periods of time

- Able to collaborate well with other adult and teen volunteers and with staff


For any of the below volunteer positions, there is the option to work alongside teens as an Adult Mentor Volunteer. Do you have a desire to be a positive role model for a youth in your community? Let us know if you're interested in becoming a Caring Kitchen Adult Mentor. Contact afoley@ncoinc.org.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work in the kitchen with Kitchen Manager to prepare and use ingredients for recipes, process produce and preserve for future meals. Pack up meals on Thursdays.


Tuesday 10:00-12:00 or 1:00-3:00

Wednesday 9:30-12:00 or 1:00-3:30

Thursday 11:30-3:30

Duties and Responsibilities:

Pick up meals and deliver to clients, provide client feedback to Kitchen Manager.


Thursday afternoon  Pick-up in Willits or Ukiah and deliver to homes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under direction of the Garden Manager, work in garden at Mendocino College to maintain garden and harvest produce for kitchen. 


Monday-Thursday – flexible hours

Duties and Responsibilities:

Harvest produce from the garden and/or work in the kitchen to process and preserve produce for future meals.


Mondays-- 2 shifts (hours vary, depending on weather and school schedule)

A Program of

NCO Logo