What They Do: Shift Leaders lead one of Campus Kitchen's food recovery, cooking, or delivery operations shifts for an academic semester. Some guide volunteers to sort donations and prepare meals, while others serve in the community delivering meals and groceries. All of them gain leadership and service experience while making a positive impact in the Athens food system and the lives of food-insecure Athenians.
Who They Are: Shift Leader roles are open to all UGA undergraduate and graduate students. They are dependable and detail-oriented. You don't have to enjoy cooking, but you should enjoy people or food!
Time Commitment: Shift Leader roles require a weekly 1 to 3.5 hour commitment, depending on the position. All Shift Leaders are required to attend training night at the beginning of the semester before shifts start. Many positions require up to 1 hour of online pre-training prior to training night.
Benefits: Besides leaving an unquestionably positive impact, and meeting like-minded people (and in many cases, different-minded people!) here are some other benefits to serving as a Shift Leader:
Shift Leader positions are non-credit "Service" UGA Experiential Learning opportunities.
Shift Leaders are given priority for Campus Kitchen internships, practicums and research projects.
Functional knowledge of food for culinary and recovery shifts (you will learn things).
Gas certificate for driving shifts ($20 or $10 depending on position).
Fall 2021 Shift Leader Applications will open in March!
Different shifts and times to chose from
Shift Leader positions available
Hours given by all Shift Leaders every week (2.5 FTE)
Specific Position Descriptions
Please review the detailed position descriptions when considering your preference selections. Note that several shifts are reserved for those with prior experience as a Shift Leader.
Specific Position Requirements:
Cooking and Value-Added Processing applicants must have volunteered at the shift they are applying for. If you are in need of the volunteer experience and are not able to find an open volunteer spot online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with dates you are available to volunteer at a shift.
Cooking, Value-Added Processing, and Meal Planning applicants must be willing to complete free food safety training prior to their start date in lieu of formal food service experience.
Delivery, Agency Donations, Food Collection, Collective Harvest, and UGArden applicants must pass a background check.
Must be COVID conscious and practice social distancing in their every day lives.