This is probably one of the most apprecaited positions during training season! The commissary is a service that provides food and beverages to the volunteers who are involved in training or hosting events in the outdoors. A commissary can help to maintain the morale, energy, and health of the search and rescue personnel, as well as to foster a sense of community and camaraderie.
Some of the features of a commissary are:
It is usually set up in a tent or trailer that can be easily transported and deployed to different locations.
It is equipped with cooking and serving equipment, such as stoves, grills, coolers, tables, chairs, utensils, etc.
It offers a variety of food and drink options, such as hot meals, sandwiches, snacks, coffee, tea, water.
It operates according to the schedule and needs of the trainings or event, such as serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks at appropriate times.
Some of the responsibilities for running the commissary during training and events are:
Planning and preparing menus and shopping lists based on the number of participants, dietary needs, and budget.
Purchasing, transporting, storing, and organizing food and supplies for the commissary.
Setting up, operating, and cleaning the commissary equipment and facilities, such as stoves, coolers, tables, utensils, etc.
Cooking and serving meals and snacks at scheduled times.
Coordinating with other members of the organization and following the instructions of the Operations Leader or event coordinator.
Maintaining a positive and professional attitude and providing excellent customer service to the volunteers and staff!