Become A Teen Volunteer

Welcome to Teen Kitchen Project


Our teen program offers an excellent opportunity for growth & team building while developing valuable hands-on skills.

A Teen Kitchen Project Teen:

1. Works as part of a unified team.
2. Takes responsibility.
3. Keeps their energy positive and enthusiastic.
4. Honors commitments.
5. Is caring and welcoming to all.
6. Puts passion and love into the food.
7. Looks for what is needed and does it!

Space Available for New Volunteers!


**We cook on Mondays and Tuesdays at 2880 Research Park Drive Soquel and Wednesdays at 412 East Riverside Drive in Watsonville.  You only need to commit to one cooking session per week.

Teens are asked to commit to at least one three-hour session per week for a minimum of 8 weeks.  Soquel teen volunteers may not arrive later than 4:00PM to fulfill this commitment. Watsonville volunteers cannot arrive later than 2:30pm. (Wednesdays are early dismissal days for many schools).

To Volunteer at Teen Kitchen Project, teens must be in the
8th grade or above and between 13-19 years old.

Please sign up HERE if you are new to the organization. We will contact you to set up an orientation.

IMPORTANT: Parents and teens, please read Teen Welcome Letter below.

If you are new, you will be asked to get your Food Handlers Card before you start in the kitchen.  This is an online course you can take at home.  Print the card and bring to kitchen on your first day, along with the completed Emergency Medical Release and Photo Permission forms, found below.

Forms for Youth Volunteers (ages 14-19 years):

Emergency Medical Release Form
Photo Permission
Volunteer Application
Release From Liability

Teen Welcome Letter 2016 Fall