Individuals & Groups

Join Us In the Kitchen!

We rely on the generosity of individual volunteers and organized community groups to help our kitchen team prepare the nutritious food our clients need to improve and maintain their health. Whether it’s one time, once a week, or once a month, every extra set of hands helps. 

We currently host over 85 volunteers daily across multiple shifts to make 3,400 scratch-made medically tailored meals.

Right now, we can accommodate 30 volunteers in our kitchens at all times, including organized groups.

Kitchen volunteers must be age 13+, and all new volunteers will receive an orientation from our team before the start of their shift.

All volunteers must be fully vaccinated. Required attire includes pants covering the ankles, long-sleeve shirts, and close-toed shoes. Hairnets and aprons will be provided.

Still have questions? Contact Sammantha Mercardo, Volunteer Coordinator, at .

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Volunteer Shifts

Our weekday kitchen volunteer schedule (Monday – Friday) is as follows:

  • 9 a.m. – noon
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
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We also need a few volunteers who can commit to delivering meals to our clients in the Greater Boston area once a week. Shifts take place on the same weekday and require a 2-hour time commitment (minimum).

For more information, contact Nathan Ross, Manager of Community Engagement, at .

Digital Literacy Support

More comfortable with computers than the kitchen?

Our Teaching Kitchen job-training program needs volunteers to support trainees in gaining digital literacy skills. Volunteers help trainees with tasks such as searching for job postings, completing online job applications, creating email accounts, or building their profiles.

Volunteer hours are from 1 – 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Digital literacy classes are informal; the main goal is to help trainees use computers and feel confident in their basic abilities.

The training is self-directed, with the facilitator(s) guiding and supporting each student. 

A commitment to leading at least one 6-week digital literacy training is required. 

For more information, please contact Teaching Kitchen Program Manager Allison Sequeira, at .

Special Events

Help set up, host, and break down our signature fundraising events, Pie in the Sky and LifeSavor. Individuals and groups are welcome.

For more information, contact Shana Lothrop, Sr. Manager of Special Events at

Additional Opportunities

Community Servings is proud to offer placements for students enrolled in dietetic internship programs, as well as other volunteer opportunities for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists or for individuals with an expertise in nutrition.

For more information, and to learn what our availability is, please contact Carolyn Boyd ().  Please note that we may not be able to accommodate all requests.


For the safety of our staff and clients, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated. 

A member of our staff will check your vaccination card upon arrival and make a note of your status. A photo of your vaccination card is acceptable proof of your vaccination status. 

Please remember that to enter our building as a volunteer, you must:

  • Feel 100% healthy
  • Be free of any symptoms, including a cough, fever, chills, body aches, chest congestion, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea.
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