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Nutrition Support - Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center

Nutrition Support - Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center

Purpose and Objective: To create a sense of community and respect for Serving Seniors members by serving meals and assisting dining room operations.  


  • Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center – Dining Room
    • 1525 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Breakfast Shifts: 

  • M-F 6:45AM-8:15AM
  • Sat: 7:45AM-9:15AM

Lunch Shifts:

  • M-F: 10:45AM-12PM, 12:15-1:15PM, 1PM-2PM
  • Sat & Sun: 10:45AM-12PM, 12:15PM-1:15 PM

Supervisor: Varies by site


  • Serve seniors breakfast/lunch with the guidance of the serving director
  • Retrieve finished trays and place at the wash station
  • Perform proper hand hygiene before and after service
  • Sanitize dining tables after meals, keep floor and facility clean
  • Prepare utensils for next meal
  • Greet and treat every senior with respect and dignity

Qualifications and Required Skills 

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and can provide proof of such with completed vaccination card
  • Completed volunteer application and cleared background check
  • Able to stand for at least one hour at a time
  • Able to lift more than 5 lbs
  • Able to carry 1-2 meal trays at a time
  • Comfortable working in a cafeteria/kitchen setting
  • Transportation to and from site

Appropriate Attire 

  • Comfortable, closed-toed shoes
  • Casual but professional
  • Mask required
  • Long hair pulled back
  • Apron and gloves (provided)

Time Commitment

  • Breakfast and lunch shifts available
  • See available shifts and sign up for shifts through the “My Schedule” tab of your VicNet volunteer portal. Contact our Volunteer and Activities Team for help accessing your volunteer portal:

Training and Support provided

  • Volunteer handbook and orientation
  • Ongoing support and instruction provided by the site serving director  
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  • The California Wellness Foundation
    The California Wellness Foundation
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  • Gary and Mary West Foundation
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    Grossmont Healthcare District
  • Price Philanthropies
  • Qualcomm
  • The San Diego Foundation
    The San Diego Foundation
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