Volunteer

We need YOU!

It takes approximately 120 volunteers each month to run the cafe as we have limited full-time staff. Our volunteers allow us to be able keep prices as low as we can for guests and we also want to invite the community into our mission by extending an opportunity to serve with us.

You don’t have to have any special cooking skills!  We’re just looking for people that enjoy learning, serving in their community and meeting new people.


Volunteer Opportunities At Gracefull Cafe

 

FOOD RUNNER/BUSSER

Assist in delivery of food to guests, be attentive to guests’ needs and help maintain a clean and safe environment in both the dining area and the kitchen.

FOOD PREP

Be able to read and follow a recipe, have basic knife skills and multi-task in fast-paced environment of the kitchen

CLEAN UP/DISHWASHER

Help in the kitchen with cleaning, sanitation and dishware storage in a timely manner.

NOTE: Please only sign up for the Saturday 1-3 pm timeslot if you have volunteered with us in the past, or have experience with commercial dishwashing. Saturday is our deep cleaning day, which involves a high volume of dishwashing!


Available Shifts

Login to the Volunteer Web Site using your email and password to see what shifts are still available (see next section for instructions on how to create a volunteer profile). Weekly assigned timeslots for all positions are as follows:

Tuesday – Saturday 8 to 10:30 am
Tuesday – Saturday 11 am to 1 pm
Saturday 1 to 3 pm (experienced Dishwashers only!)


How to Sign Up

  1. Complete the Volunteer Application Form
  2. Login to the Volunteer Web Site using your email and password
  3. Click the “Signup” button
  4. Select your dates, times and volunteer job

How to Remove/Change Volunteer Shifts

Please try to plan for your shift in advance to avoid cancelling shifts. We understand that life happens and last-minute conflicts can arise. In these cases, refer to the following steps to change or remove your shift, preferably at least 48 hours in advance:

  1. Login to the Volunteer Web Site using your email and password
  2. Click on the My Schedule tab
  3. Click on the date of the shift you want to change
  4. Press the Remove Me button

For cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled shift, please send us an email at heather@gracefullcafe.com to let us know, as the website will not let you change your shift during that time. We also understand if you need to cancel your shift due to health reasons, but we do ask that you avoid volunteering with us until you are healthy again (in compliance with health department rules).


 Rules for Volunteering

  1. We ask that you sign up for only 1 shift per week. We want to make sure that there is room for as many volunteers as possible!
  2. Dress guidelines: wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind wearing around fresh ingredients and dirty dishes. Closed-toed shoes and hair pulled back are required!
  3. We ask that you bring both copies of the signed volunteer waivers and arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your scheduled shift. We have limited physical space and need those precious minutes and square footage to ensure the best guest service possible.
  4. Children aged 14 and up can volunteer unsupervised and should create their own volunteer profile online. Please email us a reminder the day before attending a shift with a child under the age of 14 (parental accompaniment is required).