A choice to volunteer at The Boiler Room is a choice to shape the community for the better. Through a variety of volunteer positions, you can see your impact firsthand.
Do you love coffee? Our longest-standing program can teach you everything you need to leap on the path to be an excellent barista. By working 2-hour shifts, you not only get to create delicious drinks, you’ll develop retail skills, learn how to prepare and serve food in a commercial kitchen (invaluable for anyone looking for restaurant jobs), and can make the space your own via our sound system and your dynamic self! Volunteer baristas are the vanguard of ensuring that we stay open every day. They host the party as much as they hold it together, and are essential to The Boiler Room mission.
How can you become a Volunteer Barista?
Step 1: Come to the Boiler Room at 711 Water Street.Step 2: Ask the Volunteer on duty for an application. Fill it out, turn it in.Step 3: Our fantastic Volunteer Resource Coordinator will set up an interview with you to go over the next steps! They’ll tell you about our Monday volunteer meetings (5 pm, every week) and help you get signed up for training shifts. Once you have at least 3 training shifts completed and the Manager signs off on your paperwork, you’re a trained Volunteer. You also need to get your Food Handler’s Permit within 10 days of your first training–we’ll help with that too if needed.