Rose Garden Cafe Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Irvine Senior Services Department.  The majority of our services take place during weekdays program service hours (9a.m.-5 p.m.), specifically lunch hours and earlier. We have limited needs for volunteer assistance on the weekends or after 5 p.m. Our minimum requirement for volunteer service is two to four hour shifts on a weekly basis for three to six months.

For more information, please contact Jackie Vargas at 949-724-6923 or jvargas@cityofirvine.org.

Dishwasher

Don’t like to cook? Perfect! Everyday dishes pile up and we need your help! Join a great crew of staff and volunteers as a valued dishwasher. Complimentary Lunch provided for dishwashing volunteers! Proof of recent negative tuberculosis (TB) test required. 

Shift Available:

  • Mondays from noon.-2 p.m. 

Meals on Wheels Packager                                                                        

Enjoy helping others but prefer to be behind the scenes? Assist with packaging the daily meals for homebound seniors in the Irvine community. Negative TB Test within the past year is required prior to volunteering.

Shifts Available:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays from 8-10 a.m. and 8 a.m.-noon

Rose Garden Cafe Cashier

Assist with registering lunch participants and collecting money in the Rose Garden Cafe. Negative TB Test within the past year is required prior to volunteering.

Shift Available:

  • Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Kitchen Assistant and Food Preparation

Prepare, package and plate food for the Rose Garden Café and/or Meals on Wheels. This involves chopping, cutting, peeling and preparing food for up to 200 persons. Cleaning areas equipment and dishes used in food preparation. Negative TB Test within the past year is required prior to volunteering.

Shift Available:

  • Tuesday through Friday from 9-11 a.m., 9 a.m.-noon and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Rose Garden Café Server

Assist with serving food and beverages to seniors at the Rose Garden Cafe. Great opportunity for those who enjoy specific tasks (setting tables, serving meals, clearing dishes) as well as ample opportunities to visit with a wonderful group of seniors. Negative TB Test within the past year is required prior to volunteering.

Shift Available:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.