Become A Volunteer

Become A Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in partnering with us to build a diverse, inclusive community through a high-quality dining experience with healthy delicious food and cultural offerings.  In order to best serve our community and ensure the best volunteering experience possible for you, please take some time to review this information here.  Once you are ready feel free to sign up for our volunteer shifts using the links below.  There are 5 different shifts each week – schedule your time with us at your convenience!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a group to volunteer, please email us

Friday Evening Shift

1. Friday night prep: 2 Shifts during COVID: Come on down to the Stone Soup Café and chop with the crew! We prep veggies and make dessert on Friday afternoons from 2:30 – 4:30 or evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Please wear closed toe shoes and if you would like bring your own scarf of hat to cover your head. We have hairnets and beard covers for you – don’t worry!
You must wear closed toed shoes, be willing to wear a head covering, and be ready to learn how to prep food! Our address is 399 Main Street, Greenfield. We are on the corners of Hope & Main Streets. Enter at the Hope Street entrance – red door.

Tasks:Chopping vegetables, cooking and cleaning

Saturday Morning Shifts

2. Morning Cooking  – Duration: 8:30 am-1:30 pm. Come on down to the Stone Soup Café and cook with our chef! We complete the preparation of veggies and cook all the dishes for that Saturday’s lunch. Shift begins at 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Please wear closed toed shoes and if you would like bring your own scarf of hat to cover your head. We have hairnets and beard covers for you – don’t worry!

Tasks: Chopping vegetables, cooking, dish-washing, cleaning

3.Saturday Morning Delivery & Pickup Meal Setup: 10:00am-12:00pm.
Tasks:
Even in this time of COVID 19 – we know that we can serve our community . If you love to serve your community and share food, smiles, and conversation – this is the job for you! We will communicate our safety and security protocols with you. Please cancel your sessions if you feel ill or have a temperature. Please wear closed toe shoes and if you would like bring your own scarf of hat to cover your head. We have instituted new sanitation and safety protocols, facemasks, gloves, hairnets and beard covers for you – don’t worry! Join us in setting up our takeout tent, rolling compostable utensils, and readying ourselves to serve our meal during the COVID 19 crisis.

Saturday Afternoon Shifts

4. Saturday Meal Packaging, Pickup Service & Cleanup of Dining Room11:30 am – 2:00. pm.
Tasks: Afternoon Meal Packaging, Pickup Service & Cleanup of the Café dining room – Duration: 11:30am – 2:00. pm. We will communicate our safety and security protocols with you. Please cancel your sessions if you feel ill or have a temperature. Please wear closed toe shoes and if you would like bring your own scarf of hat to cover your head. We have instituted new sanitation and safety protocols, facemasks, gloves, hairnets and beard covers for you – don’t worry!

5. Afternoon Kitchen Clean Up – Duration: 12:15 – 3pm. If you love to clean and organize – this is a job for you! We work and sing along to great tunes while doing the “Afternoon Kitchen Clean Up” – Duration: 12:15 – 3pm.

Tasks: Dishwashing, cleaning kitchen space, sweeping and mopping kitchen floor. Please wear closed toe shoes and if you would like bring your own scarf of hat to cover your head. We have instituted new sanitation and safety protocols, facemasks, gloves, hairnets and beard covers for you – don’t worry!

Shift Responsibility

I understand that the Café community is built on personal responsibility and relationships. The information included on this sheet is truthful to the best of my ability. I have read, understand and agree to follow the  Stone Soup Café Community Guidelines. I will act with respect for Café’s volunteers and guests. I will take responsibility my actions. If I am uncomfortable addressing an issue with another community member, I will bring the issue to the attention of the Volunteer Coordinator. If I am not able to make a scheduled shift, I will let the Volunteer Coordinator know at least 24 hours before the shift if I cannot attend.

Community Guidelines

By having guidelines we create a space that is safe for everyone

• Treat all with dignity, respect, and kindness

• Refrain from rude & disruptive behavior

• Communicate with language that is inclusive and compassionate

• Strive to share knowledge and build relationships with the community

• Respect others’ boundaries

• Remain open to learning new skills and refraining from self criticisms

• Work with mindful intention and ask for clarification if confused

GIVE
I understand that building a healthy community requires my investment and observation of community guidelines. I politely speak up when I believe I am not respected.

TAKE
I understand that if my actions indicate a lack of investment, I will be asked to take responsibility for my actions or stop attending. I listen when someone expresses how he or she believes I have disrespected them and actively work to solve the issue or ask for help if the situation is too challenging.

 

I understand that if my actions indicate a lack of investment, I will be asked to take responsibility for my actions or stop attending. I listen when someone expresses how they believe I have disrespected them and actively work to solve the issue or ask for help if the situation is too challenging.