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CAFE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING SHIFTS

Getting Started with our shift scheduling app

We use a website / app called Sling. With it you will choose your blackout dates, keep updated on your shift schedule or even pick open shifts.

Find it on the Apple App Store or Google Play

CAFE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING SHIFTS

Step 1

Once you attend our training event, you will be added to our Sling account. If you would like to get started training as a barista right away, please fill out this form and get that invitation prior to your educational event.
CAFE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING SHIFTS

Step 2

Once you get your invitation, create your account and setup your blackout times.
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Accept your invitation

Simply check your email and click the link. *The email will come from sling.io After that, pick a password
Add your Picture

Setup your Profile

This is helps us with our directory and looks awesome on our freedom cafe social network. We usually have over 30 volunteers each semester. Help us get to know you.
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Set Your Blackout time

Let us know those hours that you are unavailable. It will also keep sling from suggesting shifts in those blackout times.
CAFE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING SHIFTS

Step 3

reserving open shifts

The simplicity of our shifts

Our shifts follow UMass' shift schedule. A class period is a shift at the freedom cafe. The small bits of time between class periods are our 'transit shifts'. Ideally, everyone should take the transit shifts on either end of their shift if they can. These maintain a staffed cafe while volunteers are coming or going from class.
 
RequestShifts

Now it's time to request those shifts


Other Features

Now for the fun features!

CAFE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING SHIFTS

What if you want to drop a shift?

Simply drop it. It will give you a warning that you are 'still' responsible for your shift if it doesn't get picked up. This does not apply to our volunteer cafe. YOU ARE 'NOT' RESPONSIBLE FOR A SHIFT AFTER YOU HAVE DROPPED IT. But please give us as much heads-up as you can when considering dropping a shift. We are trying to say open throughout the day without missing shifts.
If drop a shift with your iphone app, please IGNORE the alert
CAFE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING SHIFTS

Daily Tasks

Currently, the daily tasks are as follows;
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