Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Sprouts. As a food co-operative solely run by student volunteers, Sprouts is a friendly and inclusive community that support sustainable eating and provide their diverse skills to help our initiative sprout (ha)!
We will have two café locations this year, the first of which being Seedlings, our eatery with a cozy atmosphere and stunning British Columbia views. Seedlings is located on the penthouse of the Thea Koerner House on the northwest side of campus. Our other cafe location, Sprouts, is currently still under renovation in the Life Building, and will be up and running (hopefully!) by October. Woo! Exciting!Community Eats, a by-donation lunch on Fridays, will be located in our newly renovated Sprouts café once it reopens.
1) A current UBC student with a valid student number2) Able to commit to a weekly position and its responsibilities for the ENTIRETY of Term 1
By committing to a position with Sprouts, we ask that you respect the organization, your assigned shift, and fellow shift members and supervisor, by notifying your supervisor in advance should you not be able to make your shift.
We understand that emergencies and unexpected circumstances do happen. With volunteer coordinators' approval, shift coverages may be allowed but it is ultimately the volunteer's responsibility to find a replacement.
Remember, we can't exist without your help, so we will miss you if you don't show up!
All shifts consist of tasks such as food prep, cooking, making hot drinks, engaging with customers, cash handling, cleaning, food running, and more.
Morning shifts typically focus on preparing food for the day (especially the lunch rush!), serving customers, and making drinks. Expect a fun cooking party!
Lunch shifts are the most hectic (but incredibly rewarding) shifts. They are super fast paced and require lots of teamwork. Be prepared to work under pressure. Expect to either take orders/work the till, prepare food, serve food, and bus tables!
Afternoon shifts - the calm after the storm. Help pick up after the crazy lunch madness by cleaning up the kitchen, preparing ingredients for the next day, and ensuring that the cafe is looking as good as new.
TIME COMMITMENT: a weekly 2-3 hour shift between 9am-5pm Monday-FridayPERKS: One free meal before, during, or after your shift.
PREPPER: Come prep stews and salads to be served at Community Eats on Fridays, all the while snacking on delicious donated produce.TIME COMMITMENT: a weekly 2-3 hour shift between 5pm-8pm on Thursdays
SERVER: Serve lunch to hungry folks on Fridays in the ESC.TIME COMMITMENT: a weekly 2-3 hour shift between 9am-2pm on Fridays
DRIVER: Drivers are needed to collect donated produce and bread from local stores. Preferably, drivers will have their own vehicle and they will be reimbursed for gas. We also have a modo membership, so if you would like to drive, but have no car, it's all good!TIME COMMITMENT: Produce pick up times are Wednesdays OR Thursdays 10am-12pmPERKS: Thursday prep: Get to take home excess produce and/or some stew Thursday evenings (if they stay till the end), and free stew + salad at CEFriday serving: Get free lunch (stew + salad) + some produce to take home
SET-UP: help set up the boxes so they are ready to be picked up by receiving the orders of veggies and distributing produce into the boxes.TIME COMMITMENT: a weekly 2-3 hour shift between 9am-12pm on Mondays
GUARD (not as intense as it sounds): Attend to the boxes and help members find and retrieve their Sprouts boxTIME COMMITMENT: a weekly 2-3 hour shift between 12pm-6pm on Mondays
TAKE-DOWN: help our Sprouts Box coordinators figure out what to do with any left over boxes. This may include helping take the extra produce to Seedlings or doing a random act of kindness by giving out veggies to random people in the Nest!TIME COMMITMENT: 5:30pm-6pm on Mondays
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