Volunteers & Interns Needed for the SLEE Dinner

Volunteer for CAGJ’s SLEE– Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere- Dinner! Help organize now, or sign up to volunteer on October 17th!
Volunteer power makes the SLEE dinner possible!

Are you are interested in volunteering, interning or helping coordinate? Last year we had 75 people that helped make the dinner happen. Click here to see pictures of SLEE 2019!

CAGJ’s 14th Annual SLEE Dinner will take place on October 17th, 2020 at The Polish Home in Capitol Hill. The SLEE Dinner will highlight the role of food sovereignty and agroecology in leading us to a Just Transition to address the climate crisis.

This event is more than just a delicious dinner; it is a community gathering in which we aim to raise awareness and educate about how to build healthy food systems as a community-based alternative to corporate-led globalization, make connections across sectors and issues, inspire the community to take action and ensure the long-term sustainability of CAGJ by expanding our membership, developing leadership, and raising significant funds.

There is a silent auction and a dessert auction at the dinner. All items and food for the dinner are donated by local food producers, businesses and CAGJ Members. All funds raised are used for CAGJ’s food justice organizing.


We need organizers, interns, & volunteers for SLEE 2020! The hard work and dedication to the food sovereignty movement of SLEE volunteers does not go unnoticed! Come learn about CAGJ and the network of food justice organizing in the Northwest and around the world!

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at volunteer(at)cagj(dot)org. We will work with your schedule to our best ability!

INTERNS: Come help make SLEE (and other work at CAGJ) happen! We’re looking for new interns to start ASAP. Is this you or do you know anyone who might be a good fit? More info here!

ORGANIZERS: At this time, we need to find a few fabulous volunteers or interns to help starting now, and until the October 17th dinner, with the following roles. In accordance with state and local healthcare guidelines, this work will be done from home until further notice. We will work with our interns to schedule online group gatherings such as Zoom meetings, and one-on-one check-ins via Zoom (or Skype) or phone calls :

Volunteer Coordinator: Using established systems, recruit 70 volunteers to help the week of and especially the day of SLEE. Coordinators will publicize volunteer opportunities widely in the community, seeking new strategies to spread the word; create or improve clear tracking systems; and provide volunteers with support and orientation materials relevant to their role(s). Opportunities may arise to participate in project development as well. Volunteer Coordinator must be available to co-coordinate volunteers the day-of the event as well.

Dessert Auction Co-Coordination: Contact CAGJ Members, bakeries and restaurants with a history of donating to SLEE to procure 35 desserts for the SLEE Dessert dash. Involves using both email and phone for outreach; need to be able to make day-time calls. Coordinators organize all donations for the day of the event, working with a group of volunteers and interns. Ideally at least one of the coordinators is present the day of SLEE to receive and set up desserts.

Silent Auction Co-Coordination: Work with our interns who are procuring items to create packages, and prepare materials for SLEE including package descriptions and bid sheets. Involves using both email and phone for outreach; need to be able to make day-time calls. Co-coordinators must be able to assist with running the auction the day of SLEE.

Registration Coordination: Using established systems, coordinate with SLEE Organizer and CAGJ Director to track and organize seating for up to 250 guests; track ticket payments; using established orientation materials, train and lead a group of 10 volunteers on the day of the dinner to welcome and register guests. Coordinator must be able to help with Registration set-up the day before SLEE and lead registration the day of SLEE.

All Coordinators need strong attention to detail, great communication skills, and experience with Google apps (Sheets and Docs especially).

VOLUNTEERS for the WEEK and DAY of SLEE: Check back soon for volunteer positions available for the Day-Before and Day-Of SLEE!

Are you ready to volunteer? email us at volunteer(at)cagj(dot)org.

Thank you!