Cookie Cart provides teens 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.
Volunteers will be working side-by- side with youth employees to scoop fresh dough, hand decorate cookies, and assemble bakery boxes. Assisting with cookie production gives volunteers the opportunity to talk with teens, hear about their experience and share how they found their career path.
Cookie Cart is located between Fremont and Emerson on West Broadway. There is free parking in a lot directly behind our building as well as on Broadway and Fremont. If parked in the back, volunteers can enter the building through our back door by ringing a buzzer next to the door.
Upon arrival, volunteers will check in at Cookie Cart’s lobby where they will sign in, get nametags and meet bakery staff who will take the volunteers on a tour before they get started in the bakery.
What to Wear
Volunteers are asked to dress for comfort since they will be on their feet while working in the bakery. Open-toed shoes are not allowed. Clunky jewelry may need to be removed. There is storage on site where volunteers can lock up belongings; cell phones should not be brought into the kitchen. Cookie Cart will provide aprons, hairnets and rubber gloves.
All volunteers must be 18 year of age or older.
Hosted by College of Education and Human Development and the CEHD Alumni Society Board