In 2016, The Boiler Room:
-distributed 19,432 meals through our various free food programs. The Boiler Room is currently the largest distributor of free hot meals in Jefferson County.
-had 82 individual Volunteers participating in our job training program, putting in 3,987 hours behind the counter
-distributed over 6,000 free condoms
-held workshops addressing nonviolent communication, fire extinguisher safety, first aid training, and more
-distributed over 4,000 hygiene products to the community
Our Volunteer Baristas are trained in:
Coffee and espresso making skills
Cash register operation
Correct food handling and basic food safety and sanitation techniques
Customer service and phone etiquette
The importance of cleanliness, punctuality, and accountability
Basic cooking and baking skills
How to ask for help when needed
How to interact appropriately with a diverse and changing population, including the homeless, tourists, business owners, neighbors, and other volunteers
Volunteer Baristas are able to include these new skills on their resumes, improving their chances of finding employment. We also strive to train and encourage our volunteers to advocate for those in need. If you already know some or all of these skills, working at The Boiler Room is a way to help others learn and to stay brushed up yourself!
We also hire for three Coordinator positions, paid at minimum wage for twelve hours a week. These positions are active learning positions, in the kitchen, volunteer coordination, and music/shows aspects of The Boiler Room.
Amy has always been both willing and able to assist the youth of Jefferson County in any endeavor. Her experience with both the Boiler Room (local Port Townsend youth cafe) and our city governance make her a valuable resource to anyone needing a bit of boost on their journey through life.