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  • Each month 41 volunteers are needed to host the breakfast.
  • The breakfast is organized into six volunteer/service areas, each with a leader/coordinator.
  • All volunteer positions have training and guidance provided as needed in an ‘on the job’ format by the area leader/coordinator.
  • There are lots of volunteer opportunities for youth participating with a parent or grandparent.  We encourage this as a great way to introduce your child to the fun of mission and service.
 
 Volunteering for the breakfast is EASY!
 
  1. Review the six service areas below for volunteer opportunities.  Click on service area to go to that section.
  2. After deciding on the position you’d like to serve, click a link to Signupgenius
  3. At Signupgenius, use your Signupgenius account to sign up or if you don’t have a Signupgenius account just enter your name and email address in the form boxes and finish by clicking the ‘Submit and Sign Up’ button at the bottom of the page.
  4. That’s it!  Thank you for participating and serving in this local mission.
 
 Service Areas
 
Preparation     Hospitality     Cooking     Dining Room     Cleaning     Paper Products
 
Preparation
 
Food Preparation – 2 persons needed
  • Friday evening before breakfast in Grams Hall and Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 2 hours, 7pm to 9pm
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Open large cans of sauce and food, place into large bowls
    • Separate and/or prepare fruit, place into large bowls
    • Set out non-perishable and non-refrigerated food for cooks
    • Set out cooking appliances – waffle irons, electric skillets and crock pot
    • Organize cooking stations for cooks
    • Organize refrigerators for the breakfast
    • Clean all kitchen utensils used in preparation
Dining Room Preparation – 3 persons needed
  • Friday evening before breakfast in Grams Hall
  • Time commitment – 2 hours, 7pm to 9pm
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Adjust round tables in Grams Hall for breakfast traffic flow as needed
    • Set up Lobby Greeter and Grams Hall Greeter areas
    • Set up Craft Room tables and chairs
    • Sterilize all table surfaces in Grams Hall
    • Set trash receptacles in correct location for breakfast
    • Set tables with placemat and pre-rolled flatware
    • Set out table decorations
    • Set out Salt and Pepper (refill as needed)
    • Set out child booster seats and high chairs, clean if necessary
    • Set up food service area – steam table, sneeze guard, serving equipment
    • Setup Tea Cart and Beverage service areas
Paper Products Preparation – 1 person needed
  • Friday evening before breakfast in upper level of Christian Education wing
  • Time commitment – 2 hours, 7pm to 9pm
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Create distribution bags of items from supplies
    • Move distribution bags and any other items to distribution location
    • Ready distribution log clipboard and sign in sheets
 Hospitality
 
Hospitality Coordinator – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room) and Lobby
  • Time commitment – 3 hours, 8am to 11:00am
  • Age requirement – Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Review and confirm Lobby and Grams Hall greeter areas are set
    • Review and confirm Child Craft area is set
    • Assist Child Craft volunteer with any set up
    • Assist Community Breakfast Leaders with recruitment of volunteers
Front Door Greeter – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Lobby
  • Time commitment – 3 hours 10 minutes, 7:50am to 11am
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Inside the Lobby, greet persons coming for breakfast – open door when needed
    • Direct person to Paper Products Distribution location if asked
    • Monitor the Donation Box and envelopes, give to CB Leader at end of breakfast
    • Inside the Lobby, greet persons leaving the breakfast – open door when needed
    • Monitor snow and ice conditions on entry area sidewalks – report to CB Leader
    • ONLY if asked  share an informational (brochure) on Chelsea First UMC              
Dining Room Greeter – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall
  • Time commitment – 3 hours 10 minutes, 7:50am to 11am
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Inside Grams Hall Entry Doors, warmly greet persons coming for breakfast
    • Have guest sign in – Name, City and # of persons in their party
    • Direct them to food service line
    • Let parents with toddlers know about booster seats and high chair availability
    • Turn in Guest Sign in sheets to CB Leader
Child Craft Area – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall
  • Time commitment – 3 hours 10 minutes, 7:50am to 11am
  • Age requirement – Adult who has completed 'Safe Sancturaries' Training for Child Safety/Protection
  • Tasks:
    • Prepare and bring simple crafts, age appropriate for late pre-school through 4th grade
Cooking
 
Cooking Coordinator – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 4 hours, 6:30am to 10:30am
  • Age requirement – Adult who has completed Safe Serve Training/Willing to do so
  • Tasks:
    • Inventory and confirm food stock for cooks
    • Confirm all cooks and kitchen personnel have signed the medical disclosure
    • Monitor cooks, cooking and holding of food for Safe Serve compliance
    • Train new cooks and introduce them to kitchen cooking best practices
    • Assist cooks as needed in cooking techniques, glove & hair net usage, etc.
    • Assist Community Breakfast Leaders in recruitment of cooks
Hash Brown & Oatmeal Cook – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 4 hours, 6:30am to 10:30am
  • Age requirement – Age 17 and up w/accompaniment, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Cook frozen hash brown potatoes on gas fired griddles
    • Placing cooked hash browns in holding pan, place in warming box
    • Cook quick cook oatmeal in large pot on gas fired stove top
    • Assist in cleaning griddles and stove top
Bacon Cooks – 2 persons needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 4 hours, 6:30am to 10:30am
  • Age requirement – Age 17 and up w/accompaniment, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Placement of frozen bacon on ½ sheet lined pans
    • Cooking bacon in convection ovens
    • Turning bacon for even cooking
    • Placing cooked bacon in holding pan, place in warming box
    • Draining grease from cooking pans
    • Placing grease can in freezer to solidify grease when done cooking
Waffle Cook – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 4 hours, 7:00am to 11am
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Stir up batter from a prepared mix in large bowl with a whisk
    • Heat up both waffle irons
    • Spray hot irons with ‘no stick’ spray, ladle batter onto hot irons and close
    • Remove cooked waffle, cut in half and place in shallow lined covered food pan
    • Place full covered pan in warming box
    • Assist in cleaning waffle makers
Egg Cooks – 2 persons needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 3½ hours, 7:30am to 11am
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Crack eggs into mixing bowl and scramble with a whisk
    • Pour eggs into electric skillet and cook
    • Placing cooked eggs in holding pan, place in warming box
Kitchen Floater – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 4 hours, 7:00am to 11am
  • Age requirement – Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Utility person in the kitchen to help out cooking volunteers when needed
    • Provide a break to cooks and other kitchen volunteers by covering their position
    • Must be familiar with all cooking and kitchen cleaning tasks
 
Dining Room
 
Dining Room Coordinator – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room)
  • Time commitment – 4 hours, 7:00am to 11:00am
  • Age requirement – Adult who has completed Safe Serve Training/Willing to do so
  • Tasks:
    • Inventory and confirm beverage and condiment stock for servers
    • Confirm all food servers and beverage servers have signed the medical disclosure
    • Confirm all food service stations properly set up
    • Monitor all servers, food stations and beverage stations for Safe Serve compliance
    • Train new servers and introduce them to dining room best practices
    • Assist servers as needed in serve techniques, glove & hair net usage, etc.
    • Assist Community Breakfast Leaders in recruitment of dining room volunteers
Beverage Preparation and Refill – 2 persons needed, one for each 2 hour time block 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room)
  • Time commitment – 2 hours, 7:30am to 9:30am  OR  9:30am to 11:30am
  • Age requirement – Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Making coffee and hot chocolate (Nov through Mar)
    • Filling and starting the hot water dispenser
    • Filling milk, orange juice and cool water dispensersMonitor levels of beverages and refill when necessary
    • Monitor quantities of mugs and cups, refill when necessary
    • Monitor amounts of tea bags, sweeteners, creamers, etc., refill when necessary
    • Periodically wipe up beverage service area and tidy
    • Make rounds in the dining room asking guests if you can refill their coffee
Food Server on Hot Buffet – 2 persons needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room)
  • Time commitment – 3½ hours, 7:45am to 11:15am
  • Age requirement – Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Properly attire for serving – apron, hair net or hat and gloves
    • Transfer eggs, hash browns and bacon from serving pans to guest’s plates
    • Switch out serving pans of food when empty
    • Monitor soft taco shell quantity
    • Prepare ‘take out’ boxes of food upon request                        
Waffle Server - 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room)
  • Time commitment – 3½ hours, 7:45am to 11:15am
  • Age requirement – Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Properly attire for serving – apron, hair net or hat and gloves
    • Transfer waffles from serving pan to guest’s plates
    • Switch out serving pan of food when empty
    • Monitor syrup and butter quantities, refill as necessary
Oatmeal Server – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room)
  • Time commitment – 3½ hours, 7:45am to 11:15am
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Properly attire for serving – apron, hair net or hat and gloves
    • Transfer oatmeal from crock pot to bowls
    • Refill crock pot with oatmeal when near empty
    • Monitor level of raisins, refill as necessary
Fruit Server – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room)
  • Time commitment – 3½ hours, 7:45am to 11:15am
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Properly attire for serving – apron, hair net or hat and gloves
    • Transfer apple sauce from large bowl to serving cups
    • Obtain large bowl of apple sauce from Store Room refrigerator
    • Separate bananas bunches into singles, cut banana in half if requested by guest
Clear & Reset Tables – 2 persons needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room)
  • Time commitment – 3 hours, 8:00am to 11:00am
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Properly attire for cleaning – apron
    • After guests finish eating, remove any items - dispose in trash or place in bus tubs
    • Clean table surface of any food particles or beverage rings
    • Wipe table area used by guest with sanitation solution
    • Reset table for new guest with place mat and pre-rolled flatware
Dirty Dishes Busser – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room) and in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 3 hours, 8:00am to 11:00am
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Properly attire for cleaning – apron
    • Push wheeled cart with tub of dirty dishes to kitchen dishwasher
    • Unload dirty dishes onto dishwasher table
    • Unload used flatware onto dishwasher table
    • Replace pre-soak solution in tubs and flatware container as necessary
    • Rinse out unused beverage tub as necessary
    • Return emptied tubs on cart to building column location
    • Wipe up any spills or liquid on floor by tubs or kitchen entrance
 
Cleaning
 
Cleaning Coordinator – 1 person needed
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen, Grams Hall (Dining Room) and Lobby
  • Time commitment – 4 hours, 8am to 12:00 noon
  • Age requirement – Adult who has completed Safe Serve Training/Willing to do so
  • Tasks:
    • Ensure dishwashers & kitchen cleaning personnel signed the medical disclosure form
    • Monitor dishwashers to ensure kitchen cleaning best practices are followed
    • Train new volunteers in proper setup, use and shutdown of cleaning equipment
    • Assist cleaning volunteers as needed
    • Ensure all areas of the building used by the Community Breakfast are cleaned
    • Assist Community Breakfast Leaders in recruitment of cleaning volunteers                        
Handwashing of Plastic Wares & Pots – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 3 hours, 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Age requirement – Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Properly attire for cleaning - apron
    • Fill 3 compartment sink basins – hot soapy wash, hot rinse and sterilize
    • Use test strip to confirm sterilization basin has proper amount of sterilizing solution
    • Thoroughly hand wash dishes, rinse off and put in sterilization basin
    • Remove dishes & plastic ware from sterilization basin and set on rack to air dry
    • Change water in basins as needed
Dishwasher Operator – 2 persons needed, one for each 2¼ hour time block 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 2¼ hours, 7:30am to 9:45am  OR   9:45am to 12:00 noon
  • Age requirement – Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Check dishwasher soap and rinse agent levels, refill as necessary
    • Into racks load dishes, flatware, bowls, utensils; then spray clean; run thru dishwasher
    • Handling of hot ½ sheet pans and skillets
    • Rinse plastic ware for handwashing - 3 compartment sink
    • Rinse and refill w/water and pre-soak, bus tubs and flatware mini tub
    • Scrub down food serving pans, utensils as necessary before loading into racks
    • Use of food disposal unit as necessary
    • Wipe up water on floor around dishwashing station as necessary
    • Shutdown dishwasher when finished
Put Dishes Away – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment – 3 hours, 9am to 12:00 noon
  • Age requirement – Age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Remove cleaned dishes from dishwasher and move to cooling table
    • Place cooled dishes onto shelves in kitchen, into drawers or dish storage
    • Separate flatware by type and place into service containers for final cleaning
    • Place air dried dishes and plastic ware cleaned at 3 compartment sink into proper storage locations
    • Place cleaned food holding pans into oven to warm
General Janitorial – 4 persons needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in Grams Hall (Dining Room), Kitchen, Hallway & Lobby
  • Time commitment – 2 hours, 10:00am to 12:00 noon
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Clear tables of decorations, salt & pepper shakers, unused placemats & flatware
    • Wipe clean and then sanitizing all table surfaces in Grams Hall
    • Wipe down maroon chairs, booster seats and high chairs
    • Fold and put away extra round tables and chairs
    • Drain water from steam table, clean and put away in store room
    • Clean and turn off coffee maker
    • Clean coffee area counter & walls; clean kitchen pass through window counters
    • Put away Tea Cart items, clean surface and place beneath kitchen pass through window
    • Dry mop and then wet mop, as needed, Grams Hall floor
    • Vacuum Grams Hall entry floor mat, hallway carpet, elevator carpet and lobby mats
    • For hallway restrooms, clean all fixtures and surfaces, empty wastebaskets, mop floors and restock paper products
    • Clean drinking fountain in hallway
    • Clean lobby entry door glass of hand and finger prints
    • Vacuum and wet mop if necessary lobby brick floor
    • Reset thermostats in Grams Hall and Lobby per wall mounted cards above thermostats
    • Put away sneeze guard
    • Layout tables in Grams Hall for Sunday morning coffee fellowship
    • Remove all trash from Kitchen and Grams Hall waste bins; take to green bins by garage
    • Sweep and then wet mop Kitchen floor
    • Wipe clean and sanitize all Kitchen counters
    • Turn off cooking Vent hood lights and fans
    • Walk the entire building, except sanctuary, check all rooms, store rooms and restrooms, confirm lights off, no running faucets in restrooms, room & hallway doors shut, exterior doors pulled shut and locked
Recycle from Kitchen – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment –1/2 hour, 12:00 noon to 12:30pm
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Remove from Kitchen all recyclables and take to recycle bins in Chelsea              
Laundry – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast in the Kitchen
  • Time commitment –1/2 hour, 12:00 noon to 12:30pm
  • Age requirement – Ages 13 & 14 w/an adult; age 15 and up unaccompanied, Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Remove from Kitchen all soiled towels and aprons; wash, fold and return within 1 week
 
Paper Products Distribution
 
Paper Products Distributor  – 1 person needed 
  • Saturday morning of the Breakfast at 2nd Floor Lobby
  • Time commitment – 3 hours 10 minutes, 7:50am to 11am
  • Age requirement – Adult
  • Tasks:
    • Greet guests and have them fill in Sign In sheet
    • Confirm products that are needed
    • Bag up additional items for guests as needed