Volunteering is a great way to learn firsthand about Recovery Café!
Volunteers help hold the spirit of Recovery Café by nurturing a sense of loving community and a culture of recovery for everyone who comes through our doors. Opportunities abound for people who wish to share their time and gifts with the Recovery Café community.
Read the descriptions below and fill out the interest form to get started.
Ministers of Presence
Ministers of Presence serve as companions in the Café. This crucial volunteer role is the embodiment of the Café’s mission of healing and transformation. Sharing a meal, playing a card game or listening with an open-heart offers both Members and Volunteers the opportunity to awaken to our shared humanity. This role is a portal through which all Volunteers enter the Café community.
Looking for a Group Volunteer opportunity?
We welcome both youth* and adult groups of 8-10 individuals for special projects, such as landscaping, administrative tasks, deep cleaning, or creative projects. We will coordinate with your group to design your unique experience at Recovery Café by balancing your service work with Ministry of Presence, often through shared meals with Members of Recovery Café.
*All volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must have a Youth Permission to Participate form completed by a parent or guardian.
Open Mic Nights
On the third Saturday of each month, Recovery Café invites members of the Café community to share their talent for song, poetry, and dance. During this entertaining evening, Volunteers treat Members to a plated homemade meal. We are looking for groups of 10-12 volunteers to prepare this special meal off-site and then bring it to Recovery Café to serve to Members.
For more information, please contact Carolyn Dougherty
Summer Youth Program
Every summer, a limited number of high school students serve at Recovery Café in a variety of capacities. To learn more about our Summer Youth Program, fill out our Volunteer Interest Form below and select Summer Youth Program from the drop-down program box.
Want to learn more about becoming a Volunteer?
Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form below or call (206) 374-8731 x131 for more information!