Beer and Kombucha Shift Instructions

Things to note for this shift:

  • Bridge and Tunnel Brewery usually provides info about their share for members to read and/or take.
  • Your most important job is to make sure each member gets the correct order.
  • The site coordinator will let you know if there is any CSA news to share with members when they pick up their orders. 
  • Sign up for this shift here

Start at 4:30
-The sign-in sheet can be found on the table near the boxes and will have specific instructions on the share count, and how it should be distributed. There will also be a section where you can add the number of bottles returned, if any, by the members.
-There are usually of two kinds of beer and one kind of kombucha- each bottle cap is labeled 1, 2 or K, and each share receives 2 bottles, 1 of each kind of beer and/or 2 kombucha. If there is a deviation from the norm, there will be specific instructions on the sign in sheet and/or the Site or Special Products Coordinator will brief you.
-Count the growlers marked 1, then count the growlers marked 2, and then count the kombucha growlers. Make a note of how many there are of each kind.

Start distribution at 5:00
-Mark off the names on the sign-in sheet as people pick up. Make sure you’re giving them the correct items, and discourage people from grabbing the bottles on their own to avoid mixups.
-If people have growlers to return, make a note in the bottle return column on the sign-in sheet. Tell them how many they have returned to-date.
-Tidy up or help other volunteers as needed.

Wrap up first shift, 6:15-6:30
-Record any issues you encounter during your shift at the bottom of the pick-up list.
-Hand over to the next set of volunteers that are replacing you (arriving at 6:15 pm). Pass on any special instructions or CSA news to them.

Starting second shift, 6:15
-Start this shift by counting the growlers and noting how many there are. If there is a discrepancy, contact the Special Product Coordinator.
-Mark off the names on the sign-in sheet as people pick up. Make sure you’re giving them the correct items, and discourage people from grabbing the bottles on their own to avoid mixups.
-If people have growlers to return, make a note in the bottle return column on the sign-in sheet. Tell them how many they have returned to-date.
-Tidy up or help other volunteers as needed.

Call members at 7:00
-Begin calling anyone who hasn’t yet picked up their share as a nice reminder to do so.

Begin clean-up at 7:30
-Help the other volunteers sweep the floor, and clean off tables and chairs (please do not leave ANY food scraps). If you cannot find a broom, cleaning spray and paper towels, ask the janitor or security guard.
-Record any issues you encounter during your shift at the bottom of the pick-up list.
-Leftover product is consolidated into one box and generous volunteers can offer to take it home for the members who did not make it. These generous people can keep leftover beer and/or kombucha if it is not claimed by the members. Make a note on the sign-in sheet about leftover product and put it into the accordion folder in the CSA tote.

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

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