● Volunteering is a good way to get hands-on experience in the local food scene on campus. It is an opportunity to gain employable kitchen experience, develop kitchen skills, and broaden your knowledge of your local food system and food politics.
● Our volunteers leave with a sense of empowerment over their own food choices and cooking skills, as well as an appetite for getting involved in the broader food movement.
● Free food! Food, of course, is what draws most people to the Spoon. Each volunteer receives a hot drink and a meal for each shift they work.
● Volunteers are a vibrant part of the Seasoned Spoon community. Our volunteers often form friendships and connections that last well beyond their time at the Spoon.
How to Get Started
Ensure you are a member of the Spoon prior to volunteering. If you are ready to jump on board, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an orientation. All volunteers receive an orientation before their first shift and lots of support from staff while in the kitchen. Orientations usually take place near the beginning of fall and winter semesters. You will be provided with a working volunteer agreement after orientation, which will outline the mutual expectations and responsibilities of volunteering. We ask that volunteers commit to a 2-hour shift every week and that they take responsibility to get their shift covered or notify staff in a timely fashion if they are unable to work .