Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

Kitchens for Good volunteers make an incredible impact in the community! Whether they’re helping package nutritious meals for food insecure San Diegans, serving concert-goers at our food stand The Rady Shell, or helping move pre-loved kitchenware at our new Kitchens for Good SHOP, they’re contributing to valuable initiatives that help support our non-profit programs.

Individual Volunteering

Kitchens for Good has a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals including packaging meals, working with us at The Rady Shell, helping out at our SHOP, and more.

Click below to see what is currently available.  Please reach out to us at volunteer@kitchensforgood.org if you have any questions. 

Group Volunteering

Whether you are a corporate group, community club, or a group of friends looking to volunteer together, Kitchens for Good relies on group volunteers to portion and package our hunger relief meals.  

Shifts are scheduled for three hours on Wednesday afternoons based on each group’s availability. Groups between 5 and 15 people can be accommodated.  

To schedule group opportunities contact us at: volunteer@kitchensforgood.org.

If you are a member of a group and would like to attend your group’s activity, please use the private link we provided to your group contact.

Eligibility Requirements for Kitchen Volunteers

  • Be at least 13 years old. (Minors need parental consent and an adult chaperone) 
  • Work in movement for up to 4 consecutive hours 
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds 
  • Have good attention to detail and be an active listener 
  • Follow food safety regulations to ensure proper food preparation 
  • Be ready to listen, learn and get work done as a new member of the Kitchens for Good team! 

Kitchens for Good’s Top Volunteer Rules


Please wear comfortable, closed-toes shoes, clothes that you can move around in, no loose jewelry or earrings, and hair tied back.


Please arrive on time. Can’t make it? Please give us a 24 hours’ notice, so we can fill your volunteer slot(s).


All volunteers must be registered for the shift prior to arrival. We cannot accept walk-ins.

Safety First

Volunteers must follow all safety regulations shared in the handbook and orientation. 

Kitchens for Good’s Volunteer Philosophy

  • Honor volunteers’ time and provide a meaningful and memorable experience. 

  • Provide a safe and supportive environment to work. 

  • Support volunteers’ success by providing open communication and thorough training. 

  • Foster an environment in which volunteers are encouraged to thrive and feel valued as a member of the Kitchens for Good family. 

Increase Your Impact

Help us sustain our Apprenticeship and hunger relief programs by making a monetary donation in honor of your volunteer shift here.