Our outstanding crew of volunteers exerts a massive amount of their energy in order to set-up, serve, tear down, and clean up during each and every kitchen deployment. No individual person maintains a specific role within the kitchen structure, but rather, we each take up different roles as needed.
The Sweet Om Alabama Community Kitchen is your kitchen (welcome home). The best way to get involved with us is to first approach the our crew and kindly ask “how can I help” – regardless of the time of day there are typically things to be done. If you catch us during one of those rare moments of downtime and are not put to work – hang around the bliss pit for a while or return again at another time and ask once more… eventually you will be put to work.
As soon as the Sweet Om crew familiarizes themselves with your name and work-ethic, and once you begin to pick up on how the kitchen functions, you will be integrated into the crew itself. Our entire operation is dependent upon the experience and energy our volunteers – which is why there is no official ‘volunteer process or application’ for our community kitchen.
There are no individual ‘leaders’ within the kitchen crew. We are a horizontally-based collective of individuals who come together to reach consensus in order to prepare, set-up, hydrate, and serve our family.