Thanks for your interest in WCK!

If you’re looking to volunteer with us, please see below for any open opportunities.

For questions about donations, programs, or events, you can reach us by email or phone:

Emailhello@wck.org 

Phone: 202-844-6430

For press inquiries, contact press@wck.org.

We moved in January 2019! Our new address is 1342 Florida Avenue NW Washington DC 20009.

 

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

At this time, we are not taking any volunteers for current emergency activations. Please check back here or on our social media channels for future opportunities.

 

EMERGENCY ACTIVATION VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

For emergency relief efforts, we bring in a very small team of professional chefs from our Chef Network to help establish and run our emergency kitchens.

The vast majority of our food relief work is accomplished by our amazing volunteers, most of whom are locals from the very communities we are serving. Some people do drive or fly in from further afield to help us, but they do so at their own cost and by making their own arrangements.

We train our volunteers on the lines and can use people with commercial cooking experience, 4×4 vehicles to help with food purchases and deliveries, and anyone willing to serve a meal with a smile.

We welcome children accompanied by adults. The minimum age is 8 years old. Different kitchens or delivery centers will have varying capacity to accommodate our younger helpers. Please understand if we have reached capacity at any location.

 

VOLUNTEERING IN PUERTO RICO

At this time, we are not operating any kitchens in Puerto Rico. Rather, we offer volunteers the opportunity to work for a day or two, or longer if logistics permit, at smallholder farms that are partner grantees of our Plow to Plate program. Participating farms are located throughout the island. Tasks may include anything that happens on a farm, including plowing, harvesting, clearing new fields for planting, feeding goats, seeding, etc.

We can generally accommodate volunteers of all ages, from 8 to 88, and individuals to groups of 20 (more in special circumstances).

Because farm work is dependent on the season and weather, we generally schedule farm assignments 4 to 6 weeks ahead of time.  Please contact us at volunteerinpr@wck.org in this timeframe before your travel dates to coordinate. Volunteers generally coordinate their own transportation to the farms and their own lodging – either in San Juan or in the community served.  We will let you know on a case by case basis if special arrangements are available directly with the host farmers.