Kitchen Commons Winter/Spring Interns

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Kitchen Commons is seeking two Winter/Spring 2012 interns: a Cooking Group Coordinator and a Kitchens Inventory Coordinator.

Cooking Group Coordinator: Collective cooking groups are a way of stretching food dollars, strengthening community ties and fostering resource and skill sharing. We are modeling our efforts off of established successful community kitchen networks in Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. The Cooking Group Coordinator will help to coordinate the a pilot cooking group in Portland, create documentation for future groups, and research agencies that would be interested in hosting groups.

Kitchens Inventory Coordinator: The Inventory Coordinator will continue our work of identifying congregations, community centers, nonprofits and businesses with kitchens that could potentially be available for community uses. The Intern will focus on following up with groups that have expressed interest by conducting site visits and interviews to learn more the kitchens and build a relationship with the organization. The Intern will also focus on identifying potential kitchen space in East Multnomah County, in collaboration with our partners at Vecinos Unidos. An East County resident and/or someone bilingual in Spanish and English would be preferred (not required) for this position.

We are looking for interns who can commit 5 – 10 hours a week to these projects between February and June 2012. These are unpaid positions; course credit can be arranged. Please submit a letter of interest and a resume by 1/23/12 to volunteer@kitchencommons.net.

For more information, visit www.kitchencommons.net or call 503-956-0672.

Kitchen Commons matches kitchen resources with community need, making it affordable and practical to cook healthy food, putting the dream of a food business in reach of low-income entrepreneurs, and advocating for food justice.