3:00 Volunteer Shift Instructions

Things to note for this shift:

  • PLEASE BE ON TIME. The delivery truck driver has multiple CSA stops to make through the day and cannot get behind.
  • This shift involves manual labor. Do not sign up for this shift if this is a concern.
  • You will get dirty, dress accordingly
  • Sign up for this shift here

Begin at 3:00
-A site coordinator will meet you at the entrance to Sunnyside Community Services. In the event that they are not there, please begin the tasks below:

Retrieve the following from the SCS basement
– Large hand truck
– All of the waxed veggie boxes
– Tote bag (supplies including cutting board and knife)
– Blue tarp
The security guard or janitor can let you in.  Any egg cartons, foam insulation or brown, non-waxy boxes should be left in the storage area.

Load the empty waxed veggie boxes on to the truck
They should already be stacked on the hand truck from the previous distribution, but please make sure to collect any that have fallen off. Use the elevator to bring these up to the 1st floor, through the main entrance, and to the white delivery truck waiting just outside.

Setup the distribution area
Spread the blue tarp on the floor at the back of the common area (just past the hand rails). This is where the full boxes will be stacked.

For first-timers, the common area is located through the double doors opposite the security desk. Occasionally SCS asks us to set up in another location; ask if you need help.

Unload this week’s shares
Use the hand truck to transport boxes between the truck and the distribution area. Use the service entrance to save time getting in and out. Stack the fresh, full veggie boxes up on the blue tarp. The driver will provide you with a delivery invoice.

Cover the shares
Use the remaining length of tarp to cover the share boxes. Leave the other CSA materials, delivery invoice and sign-in sheets on top.

Initial by your name in the volunteer section on the top of the veggie pickup list. If a site coordinator couldn’t make it, please create a list with the volunteers who came, and note who took their shares.


Feel free to take your share, but please check yourself off the pick-up list if you do. If you are splitting a share, leave the half share clearly marked with the name of the person who will pick up the remainder.

If there is a major problem, call the site coordinator. The number is on the top of every pickup list. Thank you for volunteering, we couldn’t do it without you!

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