Our wonderful volunteers are central to the success of the Café! Whether serving on the Board of Directors, helping in the kitchen, working on special events, teaching classes or being a companion, our volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Café.
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Interest Form. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you for an initial intake and screening.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Description: Café Companions are specially trained volunteers who foster a positive and healthy ambience within the Café. Companions are committed to being a focused, welcoming and supportive influence for Café members. Companions serve by listening without judgment, creating a safe and gentle space for members and contribute to the smooth running of the Café. Most volunteer positions require Café Companion training which is provided.
Description: The RCSJ Board holds and guides the vision, values, policies, and practices of the organization. Board members have a strong emotional commitment to RCSJ and show it through offering their wealth, work, wisdom, and witness. A full job description is available.
Description: Work alongside our Culinary and Nutrition Coordinator and Cafe members to prepare lunch daily (Tuesday – Saturday) and dinner two days a week (Tuesday and Wednesday). Prep work, cooking, and clean-up are all involved. Training in commercial kitchen procedures will be provided.
Description: The Closing the Gap Breakfast is our annual major fundraising event. This group works on finding a venue, creating a program, recruiting sponsors, identifying table hosts, and growing the event. Additional events may be considered including benefit events, etc.
Description: Sing in a chorus made up of both RCSJ members and individuals from the community. Disparities in wealth, access to housing and jobs is creating a widening gap in our community. We close that gap when we know and understand each other and the issues we face daily. The chorus brings people together who otherwise would not know each other – to sing and make music – together!
Description: Our schedule of activities for members are mostly volunteer led. They range from regular weekly activities, such as arts & crafts or music, to in-depth courses on recovery topics under our School for Recovery. Please see our Programs page for more details and ideas.
Description: Assist “behind the scenes” with copying, filing, and/or data entry tasks. Occasional help is needed preparing large mailings, stuffing envelopes, etc.