SHIFT LEADERS

Commit to more than getting service hours.

Become part of the sustainable solution to hunger and food waste. 

Overview

By leading one of our food recovery, culinary, or delivery shifts for an academic semester, Shift Leaders gain leadership and service experience while meeting the needs of today's older adults.

 

Shift Leaders must be enrolled in courses at UGA. Culinary Shift Leaders are required to have observed a Campus Kitchen shift prior to applying. 

Time Commitment

Positions vary from 1 to 3 hours per week. Mandatory training takes place the night before classes each semester. Then, shifts begin the first full week of classes, and end on the last day of classes.

 

Both summer and fall positions are available. Summer positions can accommodate up to 4 weeks of absences. 

Benefits

All Shift Leader positions are non-credit "Service" UGA Experiential Learning opportunities. Shift Leaders are given priority for Campus Kitchen internships, practicums and research projects.

Summer and Fall 2019 applications open Monday, April 8th and close Friday, April 19th. Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis.  

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POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

 

Delivery Team (2 opportunities)

Client Delivery Shift Leader

Client Delivery Shift Leaders deliver meals and groceries prepared by Campus Kitchen to older adult-headed homes in Athens-Clarke County. Drivers load their cars with meals and groceries prepared for their route, follow a printed route sheet with directions to 3-6 client homes, and then return equipment to Talmage Terrace. Client Delivery Shift Leaders help Campus Kitchen clients receive nourishment and fellowship.

 

Weekly Time Commitment: 2.5 hours; flexible afternoon opportunities Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Positions Open: 18

Agency Delivery Shift Leader

Agency Delivery Shift Leaders deliver groceries recovered by Campus Kitchen to human service organizations in Athens-Clarke County. Shift Leaders record weights of pre-determined donations, load their cars with groceries for their route, and deliver to 2-3 agencies (shelters, service providers, etc.). Through consistent grocery deliveries, this position help Campus Kitchen clients receive nourishment and fellowship.

Weekly Time Commitment: 1.5 hours; flexible morning opportunities Monday & Wednesday

Positions Open: 4

 

Culinary Team (3 opportunities)

Cooking Shift Leader

Cooking Shift Leaders work in team of three to lead volunteers in a commercial kitchen setting to prepare family meal kits and grocery bags for older adults. Shift Leaders follow a pre-determined meal plan and packing list, set up and clean up kitchen work stations, guide volunteers to prepare food safely, and store prepared foods for next-day delivery.

Applicants must have shadowed or participated in a Campus Kitchen shift. Shadowing shifts are available April 1st – 3rd, 8th-10th, 15th-17th with lock code 1235.

Weekly Time Commitment: 3 hours, evening opportunities Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Positions Open: 12

Soups and Sides Shift Leader

Soups and Sides Shift Leaders work in teams of three to lead volunteers to prepare supplemental meals for food-insecure older adult families. Shift Leaders follow a pre-determined meal plan for soups, side dishes, or preserving items for future use, such as blanching vegetables or pureeing tomatoes. Shift Leaders set up and clean up kitchen work stations, guide volunteers to prepare food safely, and store prepared foods.

Applicants must have shadowed or participated in a Campus Kitchen shift. Shadowing shifts are available April 1st – 3rd, 8th-10th, 15th-17th with lock code 1235.

 

Weekly Time Commitment: 3 hours, evening opportunities Monday & Wednesday, on-campus

Positions Open: 6

Meal Planning Shift Leader

Meal Planning Shift Leaders work in teams of three to evaluate Campus Kitchen donations for quality, determine the food’s destination for clients or agencies, and prepare meal plans for culinary shift leaders. Meal Planners sort, weigh, and count donations with volunteer support. This shift begins the process to transform our donated foods into their highest use for food-insecure individuals in Athens-Clarke County.

Applicants must have shadowed or participated in a Campus Kitchen shift. Shadowing shifts are available April 1st – 3rd, 8th-10th, 15th-17th with lock code 1235.

Weekly Time Commitment: 2.5 hours, afternoon opportunities Sundays & Tuesdays

Positions Open: 6

 

Food Recovery Team (1 opportunity)

Food Collection Shift Leader

Food Recovery Shift Leaders lead volunteers to transport and sort surplus food donations from Trader Joe’s and Collective Harvest CSA. Shift Leaders drive to donors, transport donations to Talmage Terrace, unload food in a timely manner, monitors time and temperature of donated foods, and inventory food for future shifts.

Weekly Time Commitment: 2 hour morning opportunities Sunday & Tuesday +  1 hour Friday opportunity. Multiple Sunday Shift Leaders work on rotation to allow weeks off. 

Positions Open: 10

 

Leadership Team Committees (4 opportunities)

Campus Kitchen is looking for mission-oriented, coach-able, and creative individuals to serve on committees to carry out one of the key functions of the Campus Kitchen program. These new roles were created to provide a better learning experience for student leaders and provide greater cohesion and unity of purpose among Campus Kitchen student leaders by expanding opportunities to assist with “behind-the-scenes” projects.

If you want to contribute more of your talents to the mission of Campus Kitchen, or want to stretch yourself to uncover your talents, these roles may be for you.

Recruitment Committee

This committee helps pave the way for students and community members to get involved with Campus Kitchen. Roles may include Outreach Coordinator. This committee’s activities could include creating, attending and/or coordinating tabling events, acting as Campus Kitchen spokesperson to prospective volunteers, and building partnerships with organizations that could send volunteers.

Weekly Time Commitment: 2 hours, midday and evening availability preferred for tabling events

Positions Open: 3

Communications Committee

This committee finds meaningful ways to tell stories and connect people through Campus Kitchen. Roles may include Photographer, Social Media Coordinator, Graphic Design Coordinator, Campaigns and Events Coordinator. This committee’s activities could include designing digital and print materials, managing media platforms, and leading educational campaigns.

Weekly Time Commitment: 2 hours, availability to attend operations shifts for photos and stories preferred  

Positions Open: 3

Fundraising Committee

This committee secures resources for Campus Kitchen in the form of financial donations, in-kind sponsorship or donations, special event proceeds, and small grants. This committee’s activities could include hosting a series of restaurant percentage nights, hosting a supply drive, and will include coordinating Turkeypalooza participating organizations.

Weekly Time Commitment: 2 hours 

Positions Open: 3

Programming Committee

This committee carry out activities to enrich the lives of older adults in Athens at Campus Kitchen “beyond the meal” programs at Denney Tower and ACCA Garden Club. This committee is chaired by the Programming Intern. Roles may include:

  • Community Dinner Coordinator – Lead a minimum of three programming activities at Denney Tower centered on the needs of the residents. Evening availability required, programming budget provided.

  • Garden Club Coordinator – Maintain a small container garden and lead educational activities with the ACCA program participants. Midday availability required, access to a personal vehicle, and gardening experience required, programming budget provided.

Weekly Time Commitment: 2 hours, specific availability depends on role

Positions Open: 4

 

Veteran Shift Leader Opportunities (6 opportunities)

These special roles are for students who have already completed one semester as a Campus Kitchen Shift Leader. 

UGArden Shift Leader

UGArden Shift Leaders assist with the produce harvest of the UGArden Student Community Farm for Campus Kitchen and transport donations to Talmage Terrace. Shift Leaders are trained by UGArden staff in harvesting techniques, and transport harvest donations to Talmage Terrace, and distribute produce into client grocery bags at Talmage Terrace. This shift helps provision nourishing local produce to older adults in Athens-Clarke County. For more information on UGArden, visit https://ugarden.uga.edu/.

This shift is open to those with any prior experience as a Campus Kitchen Shift Leader.

Weekly Time Commitment: 3 hours, Wednesday mornings 9am-11:30am

Positions Open: 2

Tuesday Improv Cooking Shift Leader

Campus Kitchen began the Soups and Sides shift in 2017 with the vision of transforming more of our donations into prepared foods for consumption for our clients. After expanding these shifts to become a regular part of our operations, we believe there are still more donations that can be transformed into new food items with intermediate cooking techniques in small batches.

The Tuesday Improv shift will serve as the catch-all for raw ingredient donations to Campus Kitchen that cannot be accommodated into other shifts and may require more skilled cooking techniques. Potential recipes could include large meat preparations and roasts, blanching, pickling, or canning vegetables, or baking. Shift Leaders set up and clean up kitchen work stations and store prepared foods.

This shift is open to those with prior Campus Kitchen Shift Leader culinary shift experience (Cooking, Soups and Sides, or Meal Planning). 

Weekly Time Commitment: 3 hours, Tuesday evenings 4:30pm-7pm

Positions Open: 3

Athens Farmer's Market Shift Leader

Campus Kitchen recovers surplus produce from the Athens Farmer’s Market at Bishop Park at all Saturday markets. Shift Leaders pick up equipment from Talmage Terrace, drive to the market, receive donations at the market and provide receipts as needed to farmers, and then transport produce back to Talmage Terrace.

This shift is open to those with any prior experience as a Campus Kitchen Shift Leader. 

Weekly Time Commitment: 1.5 hours, 11:30am-12:45pm Saturdays. Multiple Shift Leaders work on rotation to allow weeks off. 

Positions Open: 3

Shift Trainer

Shift Trainers assist with training night held at the beginning of the semester for new Campus Kitchen Shift Leaders. Trainers share both their knowledge in shift SOPs, as well as offer tips and advice on managing volunteers and working with food. Shift Trainers work in teams alongside the Leadership Team the day of the training night and receive an in-depth training themselves before teaching.

Shift Trainers must be willing to train individuals in the shift they have experience leading.

Time Commitment:

  • Monday, August 12th, 12 noon – 5pm (training and event prep)

  • Tuesday, August 13th, 2pm-8pm (actual event)

Makeup Delivery Shift Leader

Unclaimed deliveries’ meals and groceries are delivered to nonprofit agencies, or frozen for future use. Make-up Delivery Shift Leaders deliver to client who have requested their delivery and repurpose unclaimed food so that no food is wasted in Campus Kitchen operations. Shift Leaders are provided a list of agencies and clients to deliver to the day of their shift, with the outside possibility of the shift being unnecessary if all deliveries are successful the first time that week.

 

This role is only open to those who have prior experience as a Campus Kitchen Delivery Shift Leader.

Weekly Time Commitment: 2 hours, Wednesday and Friday afternoons

Positions Open: 2

Backup Shift Leader

Shift Leaders sometimes have competing obligations, illness, or could need a temporary substitute, and sometimes no active Shift Leader is available to switch with them. Back-Up Shift Leaders can jump into shifts for one-time occasions for shifts they are trained in.

 

Looking for a way to be involved with Campus Kitchen, but can’t commit to a weekly shift this semester? This opportunity may be for you. 

The Campus Kitchen at UGA

Office of Service-Learning

1242 1/2 S. Lumpkin St.

Athens, GA, 30602-3552

Phone: 706-542-0891

ckuga@uga.edu