Chef’s Night Out Application

St Francis House serves over 59,000 meals a year. Chef’s Night Out (CNO) is a nice opportunity for your family, club, church group or organization to help those who are hungry and in need. Thank you for volunteering your time.

Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. If you will be utilizing our kitchen to prepare the meal, we ask that you arrive at 4:00 p.m., but no later than 4:30 p.m. If you are bringing a prepared meal, we ask that you arrive at 4:30 p.m., but no later than 5:00 p.m. Your group has the option to stay and serve or deliver the prepared meal early in the day. Be prepared to serve 35-40 residents. Our chef will be available to help your group.

  • Everyone in the group is required to wear a cap or pull back their hair. Closed-toed shoes are also required if working in the kitchen.
  • Individuals under 15 may help serve prepared meals with adult supervision but cannot prepare meals on site in the kitchen.
  • Individuals 15 and older can prepare meals on site in the kitchen and help serve the meals.
  • There must be one adult supervisor per four (4) youth, regardless of age.
  • Everyone under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the Volunteer Agreement.
  • Due to space constraints, we recommend your group be no larger than 10.

The Contact Person for the group should complete the Application and sign the attached St. Francis House Volunteer Agreement for the group. Before you participate in CNO, we need the completed Application and Agreement on file.


    Group Name
    Desired Start Date
    Will this be (please circle one):
    Contact Person
    Mailing Address
    Telephone
    Email
    Names of Group members (if known):

    Volunteer Agreement

    If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian (a) must accompany you unless you are with an organized, chaperoned group which has St. Francis House permission to participate, and (b) must sign this release.

    RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

    (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. This is a legal document that affects your legal rights.)

    THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY (“Release”) is executed on , 20 , by (“Volunteer”) in favor of St Francis House, a not-for- profit corporation, and its directors, officers, employees and agents. Volunteer desires to work as a volunteer for St. Francis House and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer for St. Francis House (“Activities”). Volunteer understands that the Activities may include physical labor, exposure to hazardous conditions or other circumstances that may result in personal injuries. Volunteer hereby freely, voluntarily and without duress executes this Release under the following terms:

    Release and Waiver. Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless St. Francis House, its successors, assigns, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability, claims and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that arise or may hereafter arise from Volunteer’s Activities with St. Francis House.

    VOLUNTEER UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS RELEASE DISCHARGES ST. FRANCIS HOUSE FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIM THAT VOLUNTEER MAY HAVE AGAINST ST. FRANCIS HOUSE WITH RESPECT TO ANY BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM VOLUNTEER’S ACTIVITIES WITH ST. FRANCIS HOUSE, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGNECE OF ST. FRANCIS HOUSE OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, OR OTHERWISE. VOLUNTEER ALSO UNDERSTANDS THAT ST. FRANCIS HOUSE DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR, OR OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR OTHER ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MEDICAL, HEALTH OR DISABILITY INSURANCE IN THE EVENT OF INJURY OR ILLNESS.

    Assumption of Risk. Volunteer understands that the Activities may involve work that may be hazardous to Volunteer. Volunteer hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk of injury or harm in the Activities; and releases St Francis House from all liability for injury, illness, death or property damage resulting from the Activities.

    Photographic Release. Volunteer does hereby grant and convey unto St. Francis House all right, title and interest in and to any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by St. Francis House during Volunteer’s Activities with St. Francis House, including, but not limited to, any proceeds or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.

    Confidential Information. As a Volunteer of this organization, I understand that I may have access to confidential information, both verbal and written, relating to clients, volunteers or staff of the organization. I understand and agree that all such confidential information is to be treated confidentially and discussed only within the boundaries of my Volunteer position at the organization. I also agree not to discuss the same matters after I have left my Volunteer position at the organization.

    Choice of Law. Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Florida and that this Release shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida. Volunteer also agrees that, in the event that any clause or provision of this Release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Release which shall continue to be enforceable.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Volunteer executes this Release as of the day and year first above written.
    Volunteer (print name)
    (signature)
    Volunteer Group Name (if applicable):
    Witness (print name)
    (signature)
    Parent/Guardian (print name):
    (signature)
    Phone
    Date



    Please contact Karen Correale at karen.correale@stfrancisshelter.org or call 973-960-4924 (Ms. Correale’s cell phone).