Thank you for volunteering at distribution, it’s volunteers like you that make the CSA possible.
Please DO NOT be late; the 4:30 shift would like to be able to leave on time.
If you are in charge of beer and kombucha, go here:
If you are in charge of Lewis Waite items, go here:
If you are in charge of the raffle, go here:
6:15 – Replace the 4:30 volunteers – Take over for the 4:30 volunteers manning the sign-in tables when you arrive. Your primary responsibility is to check off members and then help them to retrieve their share(s). For vegetable and fruit shares, one person can help retrieve the bags and boxes, while the other checks people in. Please hand the soap shares to the soap shareholders and discourage people from picking those bags up on their own. Likewise, please hand the totes over after receiving payment, putting it in the manila envelope and recording the new total # of bags.
For members who are splitting a share, you will check off the share when the first shareholder arrives. If they will leave 1/2 of the share for their partner to pick up later, instruct them to label the 1/2 share with their partner’s name, and leave it under the tables. Those members who are splitting a share are solely responsible for ensuring that their partner gets an equal share.
Throughout distribution – Keep the floor clean of scraps. There should be brooms and dustpans nearby. Make sure the empty boxes are neatly stacked on the hand truck. If there are any problems contact the site coordinator.
Don’t forget to initial by your name in the volunteer section on the top of the veggie pickup list.
7:30-8:00 – Begin cleanup early – Sweep the floor and clean off tables and chairs. There should be a broom, cleaning spray and paper towels. If there isn’t, ask the security guard or a janitor. Please do not leave ANY vegetable scraps on the floor or furniture.
Record any issues you encounter during your shift at the very bottom of the pickup lists. If the problem is with the veggie, fruit or soap shares, record the problem on the appropriate list.
Leave unclaimed shares neatly stacked in the corner near the double doors by the service entrance for the janitors to take to the kitchen. Fold the tarp. Break down the plastic fruit bins- they should stack flat.
Clean the knife and cutting board in the bathroom, and place them in the CSA tote.
The site coordinator should be there towards the end of the night to help clean up and go over any problems you may have encountered.
8:00 – Distribution is officially over – List any unclaimed shares at the end of the pickup list.
Place the pickup lists, CSA signs and other materials in the accordion folder and CSA tote bag. If any members arrive after 8pm, you may allow them to take a share at your discretion, but they still must sign in.
Put away the CSA’s materials – Neatly stack the empty boxes on the hand truck and place the flat fruit bins, the tarp, and CSA tote bag on top. If it is a special products or Lewis Waite day, help the other volunteers get as much neatly on the cart as possible. If necessary, there is a second, smaller black hand truck in the basement to help transport items.
Take everything down to the basement – The site coordinator, security guard, or janitor will explain to you how to load the cart/s onto the elevator and call it downstairs from the basement.
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!