#851: Sisters of the Road

 Portland, Oregon
This project is related to the Portland community house.

Other Hunger / Homelessness Projects:

Sisters of the Road exists to build authentic relationships through our day-to-day work of running the café together and our work to create systemic change that improves the lives of people dealing with poverty and homelessness.

Website: http://www.sistersoftheroad.org

Job Descriptions

Sisters of the Road exists to build authentic relationships through our day-to-day work of running the café together and our work to create systemic change that improves the lives of people dealing with poverty and homelessness. Sisters uses nonviolence, gentle personalism, anti-oppressions, and economic human rights as guiding principles in all our decision-making, relationships, and organizing work.

The Café/Development Assistant will help the non-profit café in providing a safe, welcoming space where all people are welcome and where nutritious and delicious meals are served for $1.50 in cash, with SNAP benefits (food stamps), or by work barter. Tasks include maintaining a safe environment in and outside of the café, providing hospitality, running the cash register, and taking customer orders.

The other half of the position involves supporting the development team with tasks such as processing deposits and donations, maintaining the database of contacts, handling purchases, and answering phones. The volunteer will also take part in weekly and monthly staff meetings and will work to build relationships with both staff and customers.

Requirements include good problem-solving and quick decision-making skills, excellent communication skills, computer literacy, good attention to detail and quality of work, and commitment to the philosophies and practices of Sisters. The volunteer should also be able to work independently, practice self-reflection, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, share power with others, build relationships, and relate to Sisters’ community.

This project is connected to a Community House.