Cluster Tutoring is looking for students, tutors, and parents to help make donuts at the Oak Park Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 31. The Farmers’ Market is at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake Street in Oak Park. The program can earn $1,000 for just one day of work.
Public health precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place, including social distancing, face masks, and an age limit on volunteers. Requirements are optional for those who have been vaccinated. Donut-makers will work in the Pilgrim Church basement.
We are looking for Cluster volunteers to work one of several shifts. The first shifts start at 3:30 a.m., and the last shifts end about 1:30. Each donut shift is roughly 2 1/2 to 3 hours long. We need help in all areas of the donut-making process: Frying, boxing, coating donuts with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar, donut-running, selling, and clean-up.
The benefits include free donuts as well as the knowledge that you’re helping to raise money for a program you support. Plus, it’s a lot of fun — ask any donut volunteer. And did we mention the fringe benefit of tasty donuts?
Students as well as adults are welcome to help. Past helpers have included everyone from students and their families to tutors to Cluster board members to tutoring alumni.
No donut-making experience is necessary. Veteran donut makers will explain all steps, and shift team captains will get you started. More than 40 volunteers are needed in all, so feel free to explore where you might be able to help.
If you’re out of town that Saturday or are not able to help out as a donut volunteer, you can still help by buying donuts and by spreading the word to friends, family, and neighbors to buy Farmers’ Market donuts on July 31. The sale of all donuts helps raise money for Cluster.
To volunteer for a donut shift in any capacity, please sign up at this SignUp Genius link. For more information, you can email Executive Director Kara Kalnitz ([email protected]) or call 773-378-5530.