Rose Garden Cafe Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Irvine Senior Services.  To ensure we are meeting the needs of our senior community, we ask that all volunteers commit to volunteering a minimum of three hours per week for at least six months. The majority of our volunteer opportunities are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you need weekend or evening hours, please see the Fitness Center Attendant and Facility Operations Support opportunities.

 If you are interested in volunteering in the Rose Garden Cafe, please contact Connie Larr at 949-724-6096 or clarr@cityofirvine.org.

Kitchen Assistant & Food Preparation │ Lakeview Senior Center

Prepare, package and plate foods for both the Rose Garden Café and Meals on Wheels.

  • Duties: This involves chopping, cutting, peeling and preparing food for up to 200 persons.
  • Requirements: Must be 16+, negative TB test with in the past year
  • Available Shifts: Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Rose Garden Café Dishwasher │ Lakeview Senior Center

Scrape and rinse dishes after the lunch program at the Rose Garden Café.

  • Duties: This volunteer position requires scraping and rinsing dishes, putting them through the commercial grade dishwasher and putting them away after being washed. This is more fun than it sounds and you work with a great team.
  • Requirements: Must be 16+, negative Tuberculosis (TB) test within past year.
  • Available Shifts: Monday or Thursday from noon–2 p.m. 

Rose Garden Café Scanner │ Lakeview Senior Center

Scan barcodes during the lunch program at the Rose Garden Café.

  • Duties: Read signatures and scan barcodes into computer program
  • Available Shifts: Monday or Friday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Requirements: Must be 14+, negative Tuberculosis (TB) test within past year. Must be proficient with computers. Training will be provided.

Rose Garden Café Servers │ Lakeview Senior Center

Serve lunch to seniors during the lunch program at the Rose Garden Café.

  • Duties: This volunteer Position requires serving plated meals, and drinks to seniors.
  • Requirements: Must be 14+, negative Tuberculosis (TB) test within the past year.
  • Available Shifts: Monday or Wednesday from 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m