AALS Annual Meeting Section Service Project-Saturday, January 6 from 8:00 a.m. to noon with DC Central Kitchen. Participants will assist DCCK kitchen staff and Culinary Job Training Program students with food prep, which entails chopping fruits and vegetables and related tasks in support of assembling the meals they distribute for the week to DC schools, shelters and other partner agencies. This will be an opportunity to build community both with one another and with a wonderful local partner. DCCK combats hunger and poverty through job creation and training alongside food preservation and meal preparation. 

The shift will take place from 9:00am – noon on Saturday, January 6th at the Klein Center, located at 2121 First Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. We will coordinate with volunteers in advance of the visit, but for planning purposes, the group will meet at the hotel entrance at 8:30am. Registrants will receive follow-up instructions on logging into DCCK’s portal to sign a waiver in advance.

How to Sign up:

  1. Signing up for the service project can be done when you register for the Annual Meeting by simply adding the service project as a session you will attend.  If you have already registered, you may email [email protected]to ask our registration team to add the service project to your registration.  
  2. In addition, you will need to complete the steps below to sign up with D.C. Kitchen and sign the waiver:

Portal Website: https://dcck.appianportals.com/dcck-volunteer-registration.

Step 1: Please select “Create an Account for Group Registration”  

Step 2: Follow the correct prompts to proceed. When you choose “Type of Volunteer Experience” be sure to search for your organization (AALS)  in the search bar.

Step 3: Continue to fill in the additional requested information 

Step 4: Digitally sign our General Liability and Waiver form. Note: The COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation form is optional. 

More Important  Information:
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your shift time to allow enough time for orientation. Also note that late arrivals may not be able to volunteer for their scheduled shift.

Location: Klein Center, 2121 First Street SW Washington, DC 20024 Ward 6

How to get here: D.C. Central Kitchen is located closest to Waterfront Metro Station (Green Line). There is also a metro bus (Bus 74) that runs between the Waterfront station and directly in front our facility. The AALS Group will coordinate group transportation plans by email.

Dress Code: Safety is our number one concern. All volunteers must wear appropriate and professional attire suitable for an industrial production kitchen. Please wear closed toed shoes, sleeves, and long pants. Shoes with high-grip soles are strongly recommended. Due to health regulations, volunteers who do not follow this dress code will not be allowed to work in the Kitchen.

  1. Long pants (no leggings, no shorts)
  2. Closed toe shoes
  3. No tank or halter tops
  4. Hair must be up and out of face. (We will provide hair nets.)
  5. Masks are not required; however, they will be available for those who would prefer to wear them.