Volunteers 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 21!
Volunteer power makes the SLEE dinner possible!

Are you are interested in volunteering or helping coordinate? Volunteers needed! Last year we had 75 people that helped make the dinner happen. Click here to see pictures of SLEE 2016!

SLEE Dinner 2016

CAGJ’s 11th Annual SLEE Dinner will take place on October 21, 2017 at the University Christian Church. We are very excited to have Ari de Leña, of Kamayan Farm, as our keynote. Ari will talk about Farming for Cultural and Ecological Resilience, sharing how she works to build cultural and ecological resilience by healing the trauma and displacement embedded in the U.S. agricultural system.

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, a dessert auction, and a new mystery bag auction at the dinner. All items and food for the dinner are donated from local farms and businesses. All funds raised are used for CAGJ’s  food justice organizing.


We need organizers, interns, & volunteers for SLEE 2017! 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 Natalie at volunteer (at) seattleglobaljustice (dot) org. We will work with your schedule to our best ability!


ORGANIZERS: At this time, we need to find a few fabulous volunteers to help starting now, and until the October 21 dinner, with the following roles. Some of this work can be done from home, but ideally you would be able to come to our office in the International District for a few hours each week:
–Food and Farm Outreach
–Dessert Outreach
–Silent Auction Co-Coordination


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: https://cagj.org/get-involved/internships/


VOLUNTEERS: See below for the Day-Before and Day-Of volunteering positions available.

FRIDAY 10/20 – Day Before, at University Christian Church
–Food Prep- 10am-4pm (10 person needed)
Come for all day or just for a few hours. No experience needed! Come and help chop!
–Dining Room Prep- 10am-4pm (10 people needed)
Come for all day or just for a few hours. Help set table and chairs and decorations.

SATURDAY 10/21 – Day of Dinner, at University Christian Church
–Set up 2-4PM (10 people needed)
Help set-up the Dining room and other spaces, make them beautiful!
–Food Prep – 2 Shifts: 9am-3pm (10 people needed), 3pm-9pm (10 people needed)
No experience needed! Come and help chop!
–Registration 3:30pm-7pm (10 people needed)
Come early to get oriented and start welcoming guests at 5pm when Happy Hour starts. Finish by 7pm, and you can enjoy dinner.
–Servers 4pm-10pm (20 people needed) THIS IS WHERE WE NEED THE MOST PEOPLE THE NIGHT OF! No experience needed! No fancy outfit needed either! Come early – at 4pm – for orientation. Stay to help serve dinner- you will have 2 or 3 tables, and will be serving the same platters of food to every table.
–Bartenders – 2 shifts (4 people needed)
Shift one: Set-up and Happy Hour, 4pm – 7pm
Shift two: Dinner and clean-up, 5:30 – 10pm
Seeking volunteers *with license*, to serve wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.
–Child Care 6 – 9PM (2 people needed)
2 people needed to help with small group of kids, ages 2 – 11.
–Clean Up 9-11PM (10 people needed)


Interested? Need more info?
SLEE Community Meeting
WED Sept 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
Learn about the history of CAGJ’s Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE) Dinner! Plug in to volunteer opportunities, meet other food justice folks, and explore more of CAGJ’s work! Dinner provided by CAGJ!
Location: University Christian Church Library (Same location as SLEE)
4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105