Thanks for your interest in volunteering with us to build a diverse, inclusive community through a high-quality dining experience with healthy delicious food.
Volunteers at Stone Soup Café each add a unique spice and flavor to the community, which contributes to our culture of belonging. When everyone adds an ingredient to the soup pot, we all share in the bounty!
In order to ensure the best volunteering experience, please take some time to review our Volunteer Handbook.
Once you are ready, feel free to register and sign up for a shift!
Find us at 399 Main Street in Greenfield, in the basement of All Souls Church. We're on the corner of Hope Street & Main Street. Enter at the Hope Street entrance – through the red door. Street parking is free on Saturdays.
The Stone Soup Café board, staff, and volunteers strive to conduct ourselves in a responsible and ethical manner. By having guidelines we create a space that is safer for everyone. We collaborate to achieve the Café’s mission, uphold the Café’s values, and work to maintain a positive, respectful and constructive tone throughout the Café.
At the Café, we all agree to:
Treat everyone with dignity, respect, and kindness. Help the Café be a welcoming environment for everyone. Facilitate a climate of trust and mutual support through relationships focused on respect. Communicate with language that is inclusive and compassionate. Recognize that most people are doing the best they can.
Respect others’ boundaries. Avoid forcing personal values, beliefs, and behaviors on others. Instead, strive to exchange knowledge and build relationships. Stay curious and open to learning new things! Listen to understand.
Work with mindful intention and ask for clarification if confused. Asking for help is celebrated!
Use your good judgment in terms of your own physical condition, and do not come in if you are sick, or have any condition that could negatively impact on your ability to deliver quality services.
Remember that volunteers are not rule-enforcers or gatekeepers; Volunteers are helpers. At times, volunteers may have to clarify information or a policy, but try and do so with a smile. If a rule needs to be enforced, get a staff person.
Try to resolve conflicts with direct and respectful conversation.