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Meal Server

Help with serving the meal and cleaning the serving line. Time commitments are: 

  • Monday-Sunday lunch 11:15am-1:00pm
  • Monday-Sunday dinner 4:45-6:15pm



Objective: To provide a nutritious meal and interact with HSHM clients.

Location: HSHM Kitchen at 303 East Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, IL


  • Hair must be off shoulders and out of face, if long hair extends out of hat or hairnet it needs to be braided (hairnet will be provided)
  • Clean apron must be worn (apron will be provided)
  • Wash hands according to Health Department guidelines (posted by handwashing sink)
  • Check with the cook on duty as what is needed for that day
  • Serve the meal
  • Mission Mart and Staff Plates are to be made after everyone is served (no earlier than 15 minutes prior to end of serving time)
  • After serving:
    • Turn off steam tables
    • Place left overs onto prep table to cool down or discard if necessary
    • Wipe down counters and steam tables
    • Add water to steam tables if needed
    • Dinner only – bring in condiments and any sides on the self-serve area

Dress Code:

  • Shorts must reach the knee
  • No leggings or spandex tights
  • Sleeves must be capped or longer (armpits must be covered)
  • Shoes must be hard sole (no sandals of any kind)


  • 18+ years of age
  • Volunteer application on file

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

Training/Support: Hospitality Services staff will be on hand to help with equipment or questions

Benefits: You will have first-hand experience with clients as they interact with them while serving.


Department Supervisor: 

Carol Schrenk, Kitchen Manager



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