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Prep and Serve Lunch for Homeless and Shelter Residents at Caritas

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015


PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Age LimitAll Ages

Come help prepare and serve lunch for the homeless and shelter residents in downtown Austin. In conjunction with Caritas, the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Austin prepares a healthy, vegetarian meal for over 300 guests every Saturday morning.

Lunch is served from 11am to 2pm, but we need plenty of help with lunch prep (preparing and cooking the food, setting up the dining area) in the morning and with cleaning up and washing dishes even after we stop serving guests.  We have 2 shifts - morning and afternoon - so please sign up accordingly.

Other information: Caritas requires volunteers in the kitchen be suitably attired. Jeans/t-shirts are okay; no short shorts or tank tops. Also, for safety purposes, we request you wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals/flip-flops). Volunteers involved in food prep and serving are required to wear a cap or a hair net (which will be provided).

For more information, please contact Sivakumar at

All ages are welcome to attend (5+ preferred), but adult supervision is required for all children in both the kitchen and serving areas.
Parking DetailsStreet parking - may be metered even on Saturday morning.
CausesEmergency & Safety Homeless & Housing Hunger Poverty & Basic Needs
9 Positions Filled | 4 Impacts | 13 Hours

Location: 611 Neches St, Austin, TX 78701, United States

Shifts (2)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
Start: Sat, Oct 03 8:30am
End: Sat, Oct 03 11:30am
Volunteers will help prepare lunch for approximately 300+ guests, along with setting up tables, chairs, etc. Since the doors open at 11am, volunteers will have the opportunity to serve the first group of guests before their shift ends.4/5Over
Start: Sat, Oct 03 11:00am
End: Sat, Oct 03 2:00pm
Along with serving a healthy, vegetarian meal to approximately 300+ guests, volunteers will be responsible for washing dishes and general clean up of the kitchen and dining area.5/5Over