Thank you for volunteering at distribution, it’s volunteers like you that make the CSA possible.
Please DO NOT be late; a delay could cause our farm’s delivery person to get behind schedule. Please note this shift involves manual labor and you will definitely get dirty. Please take care not to over exert or injure yourself.
One of our site coordinators will meet you at the entrance to Sunnyside Community Services at 2:15 pm. In the event that they are not there, please begin the tasks below:
Retrieve the CSA’s materials from storage – The CSA will need the large hand truck and all of the waxed boxes, tote bag, and the blue tarp. These items are stored with the empty veggie boxes and all of the other CSA’s prized possessions in the basement of SCS. Ask the security guard or janitor to 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. The empty waxed boxes from the previous distribution should already be stacked on the hand truck, but if they are not, or some have fallen off, please arrange them on the hand truck. Using the elevator, bring these boxes up to the 1st floor, through the main entrance, and to the large white truck which should be waiting just beyond the main entrance to SCS.
Setup the distribution area – Bring the blue tarp and tote bag up with the hand truck, but go through the double doors opposite the security desk, and continue straight into the common area with these items. If necessary, clear the upper area beyond the ramp, inside the hand rails. Spread the tarp on the floor there- the boxes will be stacked on the tarp. 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. You can go through the service entrance and save a lot of time. Stack the fresh, full veggie boxes up on the tarp in the area behind the hand rails. The driver will provide you with a delivery invoice.
Cover the shares – Use the remaining length of tarp to cover the share boxes. Leave out the other CSA materials with the delivery invoice and sign-in sheets on top.
At this point you may take your share; however, you should check yourself off of the pickup list. If you are splitting a share, leave the half share clearly marked with a label bearing the name of the person who will pick up the remainder.
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.
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!