The Salvation Army - Racine

Social Services - Healthy Kids Diner Service Volunteer

Healthy Kids Diner Service Volunteer

The Healthy Kids Diner operates all year long, Monday – Friday, except for holidays, providing nutritious meals for children at four COP houses locally. 

Service Volunteers would arrive at The Salvation Army at 2:45 PM and be prepared to donate about 3 hours of service time.  Volunteers may ride in the van with Salvation Army staff to the COP Houses or may drive themselves and meet at the COP Houses. Meals are premade and packaged at The Salvation Army and distributed to 1-200 children each evening at the sites.

Volunteers will transport food service containers, give assistance to the Salvation Army staff, help serve the children, and clean-up after the meal service. The children will be expected to eat the meal at the site, whether outside via picnic tables and blankets, or indoors.  As the weather changes, the children will move inside the COP House to eat their meal. 

 Once the meal is done, staff and volunteers then head to the second location and repeat the process at a second site.

If you find this opportunity speaks to your call for service to your community, there is ample opportunity to volunteer on a regular basis.


- Minimum of a high school diploma or GED

- Must be at least 18 years of age

- Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

- Ability to communicate effectively with children, youth, volunteers, and staff

- Have a working knowledge of how to operate and use standard kitchen equipment

- Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity

- Ability to stand for extended periods of time

- Must be able to volunteer for hours requested

- Must complete a Volunteer Application and pass a criminal background check

- Will attend and complete Safe From Harm training

-Assists in set up and clean up for each site attended.

- Follows Child and Adult Care Food Program (USDA-CACFP) regulations and Salvation Army Safe From Harm guidelines

- Will act in a manner consistent with the Mission Statement of The Salvation Army

Qualifications Required

  • Background Check
  • Age Category Must be at least 18 or older
  • How much can you lift comfortably? Must be at least 20lbs
  • Safe From Harm Training Must be at least Basic: Modules 1 - 4

Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 71 total shifts) for this activity are as follows

Date Start Time End Time
Friday, May 24, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM
Monday, May 27, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM
Friday, May 31, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM
Monday, June 03, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 04, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM
Wednesday, June 05, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 06, 2024 2:45 PM 5:00 PM