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If you have questions about signing up, email Natalie Jacobson (

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Volunteering is easy. All of our shifts begin and end on campus, and our shift leaders transport volunteers from and back to campus in our van.

Meeting: Everything starts at our closet in the corner of the hallway back near the elevator on the top floor of the Christensen Center. Please show up a couple of minutes before the start of the shift. Our shift leaders may be with their head in the oven or doing something else in the kitchen, so if you don’t see them, give it a minute.

If you’re not familiar with campus, you can find a campus map here or see the Google Map below. If you’re driving from somewhere else, you can park for free after 6 pm in the Commuter and Visitor parking areas (letters C and A on the map). Email if you need a parking pass during the day. When you go into the Christensen Center (number 1 on the map), take the stairs or elevator to the top floor, and you’ll see our closet in the hallway corner near the elevator.

What to wear: You definitely need to wear closed-toed shoes, and please wear long pants, and bring a hat or tie your hair back before you get here. Aprons are available if you need one in the kitchen.

Illness: If you planned to come and are sick, please don’t come to the kitchen, rest up, and just let us know as soon as you’re able to we can plan around your absence. If you recently worked with us and are sick, our health inspectors require us to keep record of it so please complete this super short illness record form. 

Requirements: Anyone under 16 years of age will need an adult chaperone. Besides that, there’s little else besides coming in healthy (obviously, let us know if you’re feeling lousy and need to cancel). All our shifts are designed to be comfortable for someone’s first trip into the neighborhood or someone’s first time cooking a meal in the kitchen.

Now what? Just check out the calendar above to see when shifts are happening, and sign up for a shift when you’re ready! And if you have any questions, please e-mail or call 612-330-1624.