Volunteering – Learn More

Interested in volunteering at Shobi’s Table? That’s wonderful news! We’d love to have you – volunteers are a deeply needed part of our community.

For groups four or more contact community@shobistable.org to schedule.

Volunteer Culture

Shobi’s Table seeks to build community through our work together. We are a community of people who respect and love one another, no matter where we come from or what beautiful identities we hold. We seek to honor and respect each other’s stories as we learn more about each other. We seek to be a welcoming place where people’s identities that have often or sometimes put them on the margins, can feel at home. We ask that each person who comes to be a part of the community to actively love and respect each person present in these same ways.

Volunteering Health Protocols

Shobi’s Table is seeking regular volunteers to serve either in the kitchen or at the truck during the lunch hour. Every volunteer is asked to consider his/her own health as well as those within your home before volunteering. 

  • STAY HOME if you feel unwell: If you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 or any other infectious disease, are immuno-compromised, have a higher chance of contracting the illness, or have been in contact with someone else who has (or may have), please stay home. 
  • Please contact community@shobistable.org if you have any concerns or need to let someone know you can’t come in for your shift.

Volunteer positions available:

Kitchen and Dish Room

Duties: These folks come to help with kitchen prep (chopping lots of vegetables, portioning out meals, and help with general cooking tasks) and cleaning (running the dish machine, keeping our kitchen in a clean and safe condition). Folks who would like to stay in the dish room, please sign up just for a Dish Room slot.

Dress: Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes, clean clothes, a mask and come with their hair restrained.

Group size: We limit the total amount of people in the kitchen and dish room to five, one or two of which are staff, and so we can have a maximum of three volunteers per shift with us.

Kitchen Volunteer Shift Times:

  • Monday: 3:30-5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Kitchen Training

All kitchen and dish team volunteers are required to be trained in the Shobi’s Table commercial kitchen space on their first day volunteering. Please add a note to your first shift sign up that you will need to be trained and arrive 15 minutes early to the shift.

Truck Hosts

Duties: Volunteers who come to help at the truck can expect to expand our reach of hospitality.  You may hand out flyers, serve coffee and water, help bag up meals, or just chat with folks who come by.  If you have time afterward, please come back to Christ on Capitol Hill and help us with the dishes. 

Dress: Dress for the weather.  Hats and sunscreen when it’s hot, warm jackets and boots when it’s cold.

Group size: Up to two volunteers for each shift (email if you’d like to bring a larger group)

Truck Host Volunteer Times:

  • Tuesday: 11:45am – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:45am-2:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:45am – 2:00pm
  • Friday: 11:45am – 2:00pm

Volunteer Contact Info

Any questions? Email community@shobistable.org