Volunteer Updates!

Volunteer Updates!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

Posted: to Volunteer Newsletter on Fri, Sep 24, 2021
Updated: Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Pay-What-You-Can Movie Night!

Greenfield Garden Cinema has generously offered the use of their movie theater on Sunday, October 17th for a Pay-What-You-Can Movie Night! We will be doing an in-person screening of "Gather" on the big screen!! The film is a 2020 documentary by Sanjay Rawal about the growing movement amongst Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems, while battling against the historical trauma brought on by centuries of genocide.

Check out the trailer here: https://gather.film/

Mark your calendar and join us for this awesome film!

Volunteer Spotlight!

Maegan and Mike are Stone Soup Café volunteer champions! We are so grateful that these two found the Café last year!! Mike is a magician in the kitchen, while Maegan can be found working her magic outside at curbside pickup.

Maegan says she stumbled across the Café on Thanksgiving last year because Mike had to work, so she googled volunteer opportunities in Greenfield and found Stone Soup! She’s been coming back ever since.

“My favorite thing about volunteering is getting to know the community better!” says Maegan, “Mike and I bought a house in Greenfield this past spring and we really like meeting neighbors and new friends at Stone Soup.”

“It’s a great way to meet people, get plugged into the community,” says Mike. “I also used to work in kitchens and food service, so it's nice to keep up my chopping chops.”

When she’s not volunteering, working, or writing her dissertation, Maegan likes to hang out with her dog Steve, hit up the gym, or study Russian and Italian. Maegan’s been listening to the band "Daughters" recently, and she can't get enough!

Mike ??can be found doing powerlifting and strongman competitions. He recommends 'The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics' by Arthur Schopenhauer, written in 1841. “It’s a treat!” he says.

THANK YOU for being such incredible volunteers and offering so much color and vivaciousness to our Stone Soup Community! Grazie mille!

Hiring a Delivery Coordinator

We're looking to hire someone to help us create the delivery routes for our volunteer drivers every week!

It requires about 4 hours per week (mostly on Friday night and Saturday morning) and you must be proficient with Gmail and Google Docs. Familiarity with Greenfield's street map is helpful. The stipend is $75/week.

You'd be emailing reminders to our delivery drivers, setting up routes for our drivers, and corresponding with the drivers and our volunteer coordinator as needed. We're happy to train you on our system, and we're totally open to creating new systems as well.

We have about 11 drivers every week, and we deliver to about 70 households in Greenfield and beyond!

If you're interested in learning more about the position, reach out to Jansyn at info@thestonesoupcafe.org.

We're finally doing that raffle!!

Remember that raffle from Harvest Supper? Well, we're finally doing it now!!

We will be selling raffle tickets at the Café on Saturday this week and next week, and we will be selling tickets at the Farmer's Market on October 9th and 16th.

The winning raffle tickets will be drawn at the Pay-What-You-Can movie night on Sunday, October 17th! You do not need to be present to win.

Raffle tickets are only $1 each (and there is a discount when you buy in bulk)! We will be accepting both cash and credit cards.

We have 8 different themed baskets that you can select from. They are high value with lots of local gift cards and goodies!

A big thank you to our volunteer Trouble Mandeson for reaching out to businesses and putting these beautiful raffle baskets together!!