Karma Kitchen is “a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.”* Each Sunday they serve lunch at a local restaurant. At the end of the meal, the guest receives a check for $0.00 explaining that the guest before them paid for their meal. They are then invited to pay it forward by contributing to the next guest’s meal. The SAL chapter at San Jose State University has volunteered with Karma Kitchen a number of times to help serve the meals.
The SAL member’s role as volunteer is to facilitate the restaurant. They take orders, prepare and serve food, and wash dishes. The Chapter President, Eric Rubenacker, views volunteering at Karma Kitchen as a team building exercise for SAL. Members have to work together and communicate to keep everything running smoothly. This is a chance for members to learn how to work with other people and communicate the challenges that arise.
This event is a unique and fun way to volunteer. The members really enjoyed helping out and working in the restaurant. They plan to continue to return and volunteer in the future.
For more information on the SJSU Chapter, click here.
*Quote taken from their website. Visit the website to learn more about how you can get involved with Karma Kitchen.