May
11
    
Posted (Ashley) in News

It’s time to start registering for our volunteer shifts!

Volunteering at the East 88th Street CSA is a vital and enjoyable requirement of membership.  Each membership (full share) must volunteer at least twice during the 24-week CSA cycle, so check your calendar and sign up for your shifts online, or send an email to janestevens89@live.com (Please note: if you are splitting a share, you may decide to either elect a representative or both share partners may sign up.  Each share must volunteer twice per season).  Apart from producing the vegetables — Stoneledge does that! — our CSA is totally run by members so please bring some patience and a sense of humor when you come to pick up.

There are  3 time slots:

4:30 – 6:00 (2 Volunteers) – Set Up

* Setting up the tables and supplies
* Dividing half share items
* Checking in and assisting new members during pickup

5:30 – 7:00 (1 Volunteer) – Swing / Check-in

* Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
* Replenishing items

6:45 – 7:30 (2 Volunteers) – Clean Up / Heavy Lifters

* Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
* Replenishing items
* Bring leftover items to the church kitchen
* Put away tables and supplies
* Clean the site

We have an experienced group of volunteers so don’t worry about being left alone to do something you’ve never done before.  Watch for postings and email reminders throughout the season.  We do go back and make sure that all our members have fulfilled the volunteer requirement at the end of each season; failure to do so may hinder your renewal for 2011.


 
Jun
21
    
Posted (Steven) in Yorkville CSA

We have a great crew of regular volunteers this year at the Yorkville site.  With vacations coming up, we’ll need to supplement and are looking for members to step forward in July.  A description of the work on each shift is provided below.  If you are able to commit to a date in July, please leave a comment with the date and shift.  The dates are 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28.  We will have experienced volunteers helping with opening and closing so don’t worry about being stuck alone without any support.

Please reply back by leaving a comment on this posting.

Opening Shift  – 2:30 to 5:00
Tasks include

  • Setting up the tables
  • Helping unload the truck
  • Splitting up items for half shares
  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup

Middle Shift – 4:30 to 6:30
Tasks include

  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
  • Replenishing items
  • Answering questions from passers-by

Closing Shift – 5:30 to 7:30
Tasks include

  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
  • Replenishing items
  • Answering questions from passers-by
  • Bring leftover items to the church kitchen
  • Put away tables and supplies
  • Clean the site

 
Apr
02
    
Posted (Member2Member) in Carnegie Hill CSA

Volunteering is a requirement for all Carnegie Hill members.  Working at the site is fun and you get to hang out with some very nice people.  Check your calendar from June 7 through November 24.  Just email info90@chycsa.org or fill in a space on the volunteer sheet at the membership desk.  Apart from producing the vegetables (Stoneledge does that), our CSA is totally run by members so please bring some patience and a sense of humor when you come to pick up.

There are  3 time slots:

1:30 – 3:30 PM

  • Set up tables
  • Unload vegetable crates
  • Divide half shares

3:30 – 5:30 PM

  • Sign in members
  • Maintain the tables

5:15 – 7:15 PM

  • Sign in members
  • Maintain the tables
  • Close down the site

 
Apr
02
    
Posted (Steven) in Yorkville CSA

At the Yorkville site volunteering is not mandatory but it is appreciated.  All the folks at the site are member/volunteers without whom the group would not exist.  Many members find volunteering to be the piece that really makes the CSA come together.  It’s a great way to meet people in the neighborhood.  We have a core group of regular volunteers to open and close the site so don’t worry about being left alone to do something you’ve never done before.  Jobs include:

Opening Shift  – 2:30 to 5:00
Tasks include

  • Setting up the tables
  • Helping unload the truck
  • Splitting up items for half shares
  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup

Middle Shift – 4:30 to 6:30
Tasks include

  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
  • Replenishing items
  • Answering questions from passers-by

Closing Shift – 5:30 to 7:30
Tasks include

  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
  • Replenishing items
  • Answering questions from passers-by
  • Bring leftover items to the church kitchen
  • Put away tables and supplies
  • Clean the site

Other volunteering opportunities are available which can be done from home.  This can be anything from making phone calls to entering recipes on the website to helping arrange rideshares up to the farm.  Watch for postings and emails requesting volunteer work.