2018 Volunteer Training & Orientation

We are excited to kick-off the 2018 season with a series of sessions available for new volunteers aimed at ensuring a positive volunteer experience at the community oven.

Requirements: To be fully trained as a volunteer (or to use the oven without volunteer assistance), you must attend a training session. Following the completion of training, you will also have the opportunity to shadow an existing volunteer for both lighting and hosting shifts.

Dates Available:

  • Saturday, April 28th 10am-1pm Canceled due to weather
  • Sunday, April 29th 10am-1pm Canceled due to weather
  • Sunday, May 6th 10am-1pm
  • Sunday, May 13th 10am-1pm
  • Sunday, May 20th 10am-1pm Canceled due to weather
  • More dates to be announced soon

RSVP not required but you may do so by completing the form below and indicate in the comments field which session(s) you plan to attend. You’ll receive notification of future sessions as well as cancellations. Sign up below.

If you do not sign up for email updates, please be sure to check our Facebook or Twitter pages for cancellations/updates posted 12-24 ours prior to  any session.

Note: Sessions are held outdoors and near a lit fire. Please dress for the environment.

Volunteer With Us

If you’d like to run your own event at the oven and/or become a volunteer, you need to first learn the basics. We’re eager to teach those who want to learn to use the oven from start to finish: how to open the shed, build the fire, ready the oven for cooking and close it all up at the end of the day.

At the bottom of this page, you can sign up to receive additional information and updates about volunteering at the Park Oven.

Why Volunteer?

As a Park Oven volunteer, you help bring the Dartmouth Common and Park Oven life! You can feel good in knowing that once the oven is at cooking temperatures, the heat from your fire will provide hours of outdoor enjoyment for local groups and members of the community. Your volunteered time is helping to transform the Dartmouth Commons in a positive way.