Kitchen Collective

Kitchen volunteers

Join our team of culinary volunteers and assist Chef Don Nolan in transforming fresh, donated ingredients into complex, nutritious, heat-and-serve entrées for low-income seniors and families throughout Sonoma County.

No previous experience in the kitchen? No problem! Learn practical food-preparation and cooking skills from Chef Nolan and employ a new skillset to support this vital hunger-relief program.

Kitchen Collective volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

The following Kitchen Collective volunteer shifts are currently available:
Monday – Friday, between 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
Monday – Friday, between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Monday – Thursday, between 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.


First time volunteers can drop-in to the REFB for a 30-minute New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about various volunteer positions. Orientations are held Monday-Friday at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at 3990 Brickway Boulevard in Santa Rosa. Orientations can also be arranged by appointment, Monday through Thursday, at 4:00 pm.

Individual volunteers can sign up for a shift online, via the link below. For more information, or to schedule a group, please e-mail REFB Volunteer Services at



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