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Summer is a special time to visit the Brick Works, and each Wednesday evening from July 3rd to August 28th, Evergreen is hosting its 7th annual Summer Wednesday’s program to inspire visitors to eat, shop, play, and get outside. This Summer, visitors can expect a series of amazing cultural performances, collaborations in the Bake Oven with Chef Brad Long and guests from across Ontario through our FeastON partnership, cider sampling in the Brickworks Cider House Garden, and a rotation of award winning breweries and Cideries at our Sipping Container.
Volunteers will play a range of roles in making each Summer Wednesdays run smoothly! Some of the key areas volunteers will be supporting include:
Leads – Working closely with Evergreen staff, Summer Wednesdays Leads will provide logistical support, help with way-finding, feedback and evaluation, and fill in any gaps. Leads will also be the secondary point of contact if there are any questions or concerns, and support other volunteers.
Greeters/Ticket Hosts - Stationed at the Welcome Booth, volunteers in this role will engage with visitors, share the stories behind the food and program, promote that evening’s menu and featured chef, receive payment and hand out tickets, manage line ups, and answer questions.
Waste-Free Crew - We want Summer Wednesdays to be a waste- free program. Volunteers will help visitors sort their waste and encourage them to wash their reusable plates. They will also ensure dishes are sterilized and returned to the entrance. Organics collected each Wednesday will help support our onsite compost systems. This role is essential to ensuring this "waste-free" initiative is a success!
Dishwashers - As the oven prepares food throughout the evening, volunteers will help ensure that dishes are being washed to continue to prepare and serve food. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for at least one half-shift in this role throughout the summer.
What you bring:
You’re a team player
You are flexible and are comfortable filling in gaps when needed
You have strong communication skills and enjoy engaging with the public
You enjoy being outdoors and have a love for the community
Experience with food handling, customer service, or events management is an asset
When: Wednesday evenings from July 3rd to August 28th, from 5:30pm-9:00pm, an orientation will be held on June 26th from 6:00-8:00pm at Evergreen Brick Works.
Where: Children’s Garden and the Pavilions at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue). This program takes place outdoors, so volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather.
Commitment: We are asking volunteers to commit to at least 4 shifts over this 9-week program.
How we’ll support you: Volunteers will attend a mandatory orientation/training session on the evening of Wednesday June 26th, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at Evergreen Brick Works, as well as continued support from Evergreen staff each Wednesday night! At this orientation you’ll have a chance to check