Kitchen Classroom Volunteer Needed!

Edible Schoolyard NYC Fall Kitchen Classroom Volunteer Program

About Edible Schoolyard NYC

Edible Schoolyard NYC transforms the hearts, minds and eating habits of young New Yorkers through an integrated seed-to-table education.

Position Description

The Kitchen Volunteer Program is a weekly commitment that runs for 4 months during the fall semester at P.S. 216 in Gravesend Brooklyn. Working under the supervision of the kitchen teachers, the volunteer assists with daily setup, in-class tidying and preparation, and breakdown in our kitchen classroom. Semester-long volunteers play an essential role in the operation of cooking class at P.S. 216. Many of their responsibilities focus on classroom cleanliness and equipment organization to create a learning environment that allows students to cook in a well-ordered classroom. Volunteers end the day sharing a tasting with the students who cooked it! Please note this is not a teaching position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Set up for class: basic food preparation and teaching trays
  • Classroom maintenance: dishwashing and resetting teaching trays
  • Breakdown after class: reorganizing washed dishes and cleaning up


The Kitchen Classroom Volunteer Program is a unpaid commitment every Thursday. The class schedule changes daily, but the earliest you will be asked to come in is 8:15am and the latest you’ll be asked to stay is 3pm. The program begins as soon as possible and concludes the week of December 19th. The class schedule is in line with the school calendar. There will be a volunteer appreciation event at the end of the program!

Application Information

Interested applicants should send a resume with “Fall Kitchen Classroom Volunteer Program” in the subject line to Please specify why you are interested in this opportunity. No experience necessary! Selected applicants must pass a background check and get fingerprinted. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

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