Cafe du Memphis 2023

Saturday, May 6th, 2023 from 8:00am to 2:00pm
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The Rotary Club of Memphis brings back Cafe du Memphis on Saturday, May 6th at the Malco Summer Drive-In. Patrons will purchase beignets, shrimp & grits, and cafe au lait prepared by Rotary members. Proceeds benefit the Dorothy Day House and the Rotary Foundation.   We need your help to execute the event and ensure that all ticket purchasers receive their tasty plates of food. This is a drive-through event, with the potential for tailgating. Volunteers will be needed to check people in, direct traffic through the venue, plate food, and deliver it to the correct vehicles. Please see the shifts listed below for more details.   All volunteers will receive a detailed instructions upon arrival. It is important you arrive at your scheduled shift start time so there is time to orient before the event kicks into high gear.   All volunteer positions will require volunteers to be on their feet and active for several hours at a time. Volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable attire and sturdy shoes. This event is rain or shine. Although volunteers will be serving food, food will not be provided. Please bring any snacks that you might want. This is a great opportunity to work with the Dorothy Day House Community and participate in a fun event! Questions or concerns? Email Louisa Gale at

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Organizer will approve registrants
Opens Jan 20, 2023 9:00am
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit
13 and up
Requirement Details
Please come prepared to be active throughout the event. Wear comfortable attire and shoes. You will be on your feet and moving around. Bring your water bottle! We never know what kind of weather May will bring but it will likely be hot and it is important to stay hydrated.
Parking Details
Volunteers should park on the backside of the theatre, opposite the screens and cooking area. A map with the specific location will be sent to all volunteers after signing up.
Sustainable Development Goals
40 Positions Filled | 33 Impacts | 100 Hours

Shifts (5)

1 - 5 of 5 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
Event Set Up8:00am (CT)9:00am (CT) Assist in setting up and general prep for guests. This includes putting up tents and tables and delivering supplies. Volunteers will also assist with food preparations, organizing plates, napkins, cutlery, etc. Other help as needed.   These volunteers will be done before the event officially opens to the public. If...6/6Over
Entrance and Registration9:15am (CT)1:15pm (CT)

Volunteers will be responsible for greeting event attendees, reviewing orders and writing them on car windshields, and directing traffic. 

At the end of the event, volunteers will help to pack up the tent and other supplies needed at registration.

Floaters9:15am (CT)1:30pm (CT) Volunteer floaters are responsible for checking in on other volunteers. They will provide relief to other volunteers if they need to use the restroom and notify the event leads if additional supplies are needed. Volunteers will help with tent breakdown and clean up when the event ends at 1 PM....8/8Over
Food Runners9:15am (CT)1:15pm (CT) Report each car's order to the kitchen staff and run the prepared food out to them. At the end of the shift, these volunteers will assist with packing up any leftover paper products and the food tents. Note that these volunteers will not be involved in the preparation of any...8/8Over
Closing Crew12:15pm (CT)2:00pm (CT)

Help Rotary and Dorothy Day House pack up after the event. Tasks will include washing cooking utensils and equipment, closing up tents, and packing up signage.

Volunteers will enter Malco drive-through while the event is progress. Directions on where to meet will be provided closer to the event via email.