Gain experience that offers food for thought.
Good nutrition is key to good health. Every day, hospitals consider numerous dietary needs when preparing and serving meals. As a food service volunteer, you will gain experience in food service management as you observe the day to day operations of the NYPBMH kitchen. You will participate in tray-line and kitchen duties, record time and temperatures of the daily food orders, monitor tray accuracy, and complete daily meal tallies to hone your statistical analysis skills. You will also have the opportunity to process diet orders according to information obtained through screening during visits to patients, taking into account allergies and functional needs. Volunteers collect patients' menus and learn how to modify menus in accordance with the Hospital approved diet manual. Special projects may also be assigned, such as creating special holiday menus, converting recipes to indicate Weight Watchers points, and assisting the dietitians at special community events such as World Diabetes Day and Stroke Alert Day.
* Please note that this is a volunteer opportunity and not a clinical internship.
We would love to hear from you if you are: a student enrolled in institutional food service management, health communication, or community health program, comfortable working in a fast-paced setting, have a desire to learn and an interest in hospitality and culinary arts
Minimum Time Commitment: 150 hours of service in the Department of Food and Nutrition, two shifts per week
Times: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.