We will be suspending cafe operations as of October 9th (See our homepage for details) and so won't need volunteers at the cafe after that date.
We will continue to serve the community, if you are interested in staying involved as we enter our next phase, contact
At Take Root Cafe, we're always looking for new volunteers, whether it's for an hour in exchange for a meal token or if you want to volunteer weekly. Volunteer times are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-9pm. Email our Volunteer Coordinator at or call us at (660) 956-4671
For groups interested in volunteering, we have the following options:
Day-to-day Volunteering: Sign up for a set weekly volunteer slot to help with dishes, greeting guests, bussing tables, etc. Busiest days are Fridays and Saturdays.
On-Call for Events and Outreach Opportunities: We sometimes have opportunities for group volunteering. Contact , we'll let you know when these events come up!
Internships are a great way to gain solid experience with one of the many job functions needed to run a successful non-profit cafe. We could use a hand, and you will gain skills in a committed, structured training program. Unpaid internships as a way for you to get hands-on experience with the nuts and bolts of building a food system that works for all. We are looking to fill the positions below, and are open to other possbilities
Culinary Intern (2 positions)*: intern in the kitchen to learn valuable cooking/baking skills (10-20 hrs/week)
Sourcing Specialist: Research and develop relationships with growers and purveyors (10-20 hrs/week)
Marketing and Fundraising Intern: learn valuable marketing and fundraising skills in a nonprofit setting (5-10 hrs/week)
Community Outreach Intern: intern in and out of the cafe learning about community outreach and education (5-10 hrs/week)
*positions working with food may be required to attend and pass a basic food safety class
To apply, email William Robb at