MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SevaTruck. With the help of volunteers like you, SevaTruck prepares and distributes nourishing, balanced meals all across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We offer a variety of engaging and meaningful volunteer and corporate sponsorship opportunities to support our Free Meal Service campaign.

Volunteering

To support SevaTruck, volunteers can serve meals or prepare food for future meals. SevaTruck welcomes all volunteers, including groups or individuals, to support this vital program. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Form. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@sevatruck.org for further information.

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Volunteer FAQs

What will I be doing?

SevaTruck events consist of three stages:

  1. Food Prep – includes washing, preparing/cutting and storing vegetables for service
  2. Cooking/Serving – includes cooking the food, plating the meals and serving the attendees
  3. Clean Up – cleaning the truck

Food Prep is handled at SevaTech Headquarters. This shift lasts approximately 2 hours. Cooking/Serving is done at the event site (see below) and runs approximately 3 hours. Clean Up is done following the last event of the day and takes approximately 30 minutes. Each day SevaTruck has an event, there will actually be two cooking/serving shifts: lunch and dinner. Clean Up takes place following the Dinner service. All Food Prep for both Cooking/Serving shifts is done in the morning.

What should I wear?

Because SevaTruck is handling food for service, volunteers are subject to specific Department of Health rules, including signing a health waiver. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes, as well as pants or shorts. Those cooking or serving food will be provided disposable gloves and hair nets.

In the colder months, please note that there is no heating inside the truck other than the heat from the delicious food cooking! So if you are volunteering during this time, please be sure to dress appropriately.

Where will I be volunteering?

SevaTruck has four locations where we spend our time:

SevaTec Headquarters
2815 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031
Shift: Food Prep
Parking: Building parking lot

JoAnn Leleck Broadacres Elementary School
710 Beacon Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Shift: Lunch or Dinner
Parking: School and street parking is available.
Notes: Meet in front of Linkages for Learning building.

Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)
1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Shift: Lunch
Parking: Street parking is available until 4:00 pm
Metro: Columbia Heights, Green/Yellow Lines (One block north)
Notes: Meet in front of the youth center. If you have difficulty finding parking, there is a DCUSA Parking Garage under the Target building one block to the north (3100 14th Street NW).

US Vets
150 Wayne Place, SE, Washington, DC 20032
Shift: Dinner
Parking: Street parking available
Metro: Congress Heights and Southern Avenue metro stops 1.5+ miles north
Notes: Meet in back of the building.

What do I do with my personal belongings?

Space on the truck is limited, so please bring only necessary items. SevaTruck cannot take responsibility for any personal belongings.

Do you provide snacks?

After your shift, volunteers will be served some of the delicious food you helped prepare.

Do I have to sign a wavier?

Once on location, volunteers shall complete the Form 1B Department of Health Food Employee Reporting Agreement prior to handling any food. In addition, volunteers are required to sign in and sign out using SevaTruck’s Volunteer Book.

Corporate Sponsorships

SevaTruck understands that many businesses are looking for ways to fulfill their corporate social responsibility and engage in meaningful community service. Through our Free Meal Service campaign, SevaTruck offers a fresh perspective on community service, and makes volunteering an enjoyable experience for everyone. For more information, please contact us at volunteer@sevatruck.org.