There are many different ways to engage with South Side Roots as a volunteer, both in the cafe and market as well as with our weekly Community Meal.

Below are the various roles available to volunteers:

Greeter — welcomes our guests and friends to register for a South Side Roots loyalty card and must be able to greet our regulars in a gentle, caring manner and carry a positive attitude while asking people for their personal information.

Cafe Server — serves our customers by taking meals out to the cafe and refilling drinks, engages with and assists guests as necessary, and helps with minor cleaning duties. (16+ years of age)

Market Assistant — stocks produce and grocery items in the market, prepares Grab & Go items, engages with and assists customers as necessary, and helps with minor cleaning duties. (13+ years of age)

Kitchen Prep Team Member — ideal for people with basic knife skills or who have worked in a kitchen before; assists with basic prep work in the kitchen (cutting, dicing and slicing with knives, heating/ cooling prepared food, utilizing kitchen equipment) and helps with minor cleaning. (18+ years of age)

Community Meal Volunteer — serves and engages with guests at this come one, come all family-style meal, and assists with minor cleaning duties. (13+ years of age)

The success of both the kitchen and the market depends on motivated volunteers, so if you’re looking for a fun and rewarding experience check out the volunteer opportunities with South Side Roots.

Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities or to sign up for a shift at South Side Roots.

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