Join the Team

Our multifaceted work draws on a diverse portfolio of skill sets, and our team spans a range of positions in workforce development education, food recovery, catering, fundraising, communications and more. 

We are committed to fairness and inclusion in our hiring practices, work culture and all interactions with our partners and community. Available positions are listed below.

Jobs at Food Shift

Volunteering at Food Shift

This program is designed for executives who are in between jobs or shifting gears on their career path, and would like to give their time to a project at Food Shift that leverages their strengths and talents.

Residencies give executives exposure to a nonprofit organization and an opportunity to make an impact. The program can be customized with an average of 10 hours a week for a minimum commitment of three months.

Our internship program welcomes individuals interested in community health, food justice, and food waste, and accommodates a wide range of skill sets. Ideal time commitment is three months or a semester.

We welcome professional chefs interested in giving back to the community by teaching a guest workshop with a curriculum of their choice. Both on-site and off-site workshops are possible. 

We welcome volunteers into our kitchen to assist with kitchen prep and catering production. Kitchen volunteers work with Food Shift’s chefs and kitchen apprentices, who are overcoming barriers to employment by training and working in our kitchen. 

Assist with everything from sorting, cleaning, cutting, peeling, zesting and packaging meals. Learn and practice knife skills and kitchen safety protocols under the direction of Food Shift’s chefs.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Dress comfortably with closed-toed, non-slip shoes. 

Weekly Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

*The shift includes a vegetarian lunch to enjoy with the team!

Location: The Food Shift Kitchen is located at the Alameda Point Collaborative at 677 West Ranger Ave, Alameda CA 94501. Directions to the Food Shift Kitchen can be found on our Contact Page.

If you are interested in rolling up your sleeves and learning more about what it takes to keep our social enterprise humming, please fill out our volunteer intake form here. Please contact with any questions, with “Kitchen Volunteering” in the subject line. We hope you join us!