“Good Food in Action” profiles a food-based non-profit and highlights a current “culinary” volunteer opportunity within in the organization. The purpose of these posts is to provide a resource for those looking to do service in the interim between CulinaryCorps trips. These are especially useful for CulinaryCorps alumni as well as cooks/chefs/culinary students who want to get involved in their community right away!
Here’s this week’s pick:
Organization/Program: La Cocina
Volunteer Opportunity: Technical Assitance Provider in the Incubator Kitchen
Location: San Francisco, CA
Start Date: Recruiting Now
Time Commitment: Flexible
The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate low-income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities. We focus primarily on women from communities of color and immigrant communities. Our vision is that entrepreneurs will become economically self-sufficient and contribute to a vibrant economy doing what they love to do.
San Francisco’s First Incubator Kitchen La Cocina is a ground-breaking business incubator designed to reduce the obstacles that often prevent entrepreneurs from creating successful and sustainable small businesses. By providing shared resources and an array of industry-specific services, business incubators ensure small businesses can succeed.
Technical assistance providers will offer industry– specific assistance in areas of expertise. Examples may include tax preparation, graphic design, recipe costing, branding and so more. These volunteers provide services at their convenience, and La Cocina will match program participants with these providers when the services are offered.
We have found that one-on-one interaction often yields the greatest rewards, though we also welcome any workshops or activities that might be better executed in a group.
[Many thanks to David Clemmons from Voluntourism.org for the lead!]