Volunteer in the 18th Street Kitchen

Volunteers in our 18th Street Kitchen set up our teaching classroom and kitchen, serve guests, assist chefs and instructors, and clean up. 18th Street Kitchen volunteers attend events at 3674 18th St. in San Francisco. Volunteering has many perks: working alongside our instructors and chefs, connecting with other food-loving people, receiving the recipes used in any class you volunteer for, and, last but not least, taking home free food from events. 18th St. Kitchen volunteers may earn additional benefits by fulfilling the volunteering requirements, such as free year of membership to 18 Reasons, a free or discounted ticket to 18th Street Kitchen events, and Bi-Rite Market gift cards.

Due to the schedule of our public classes and events, we prioritize training volunteers who are available on weeknights and Sunday evenings for 6 hour shifts. We expect volunteers to be present for the entire time of their shift.

Volunteer shift options include:

  • Monday through Thursday: 5-10:30 pm
  • Friday: 5-11 pm
  • Saturday: 2-7 pm
  • Sunday: 3-9 pm

Next steps to volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering, you will need to fill out an application. Once your application is submitted, we will review it and email you if we approve your application to join the team of volunteers. New volunteers are required to attend a 2-hour orientation. After the orientation, you will be able to sign up for volunteer shifts right away. To stay an active volunteer of the 18th Street Kitchen, we ask that you volunteer a minimum of 6 times a year.

Update as of 1/13/2022: Applications are now closed for the volunteer orientation on Mon 1/24/2022 from 6-8 pm. We will review submissions after 1/18/2022 and will email applicants with further information. 

Miss the application cut off? We hope to have another orientation in the spring. 

Have additional questions? Please email us at volunteering@18reasons.org.