Thursday, April 30, 2015

How to volunteer with Healthy World Cafe

As a nonprofit, our operations rely heavily on volunteers. We'd love for you to join us!

We'll have two shifts — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — on each cafe day (Monday through Friday), plus additional times on weeknights and weekends for special events.

We've introduced a new online system for coordinating volunteers, called We love this system because it is non-profit focused and meets our needs — we hope you like it too!

Here's how it works. First, create your username...
  1. Follow the link to and click Register. Enter a username and password. (We recommend writing that down so you remember!) 
  2. You will see “Success!” Then, click on Login Now and go back to sign in using your just-created username and password. (Remember to check the box about being human!) Then, click sign in.
  3. Scroll to bottom of terms of service page and click I Accept for's Terms of Service. Ta Da! You’re in! 
Once you're logged in, share your contact information...
  1. We'd love to get your contact information. Click the tab at the top called You, and complete Your Contact Information. (Don't forget to hit submit!)
  2. If you wish to sign up for The Week Ahead emails (the last option on the same dropdown menu under “You”), please do! will then send a reminder email for the shifts you sign up for — just click Change on the Week Ahead emails page.
And sign up for shifts!
  1. Go to the Shifts tab in the top menu bar. Choose Scheduled Shifts by Calendar from the dropdown menu. The “forward” and “back” arrows at the top of the calendar will navigate months. You are able to go up to 3 months ahead to select the day(s) you wish to volunteer.
  2. Select the day you wish to volunteer to view the shifts — for a typical cafe day, that will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1 to 3 p.m. (Come in at 12:30 to grab lunch before working the second shift!) Select the one(s) you want, then click Add. If there is availability, you will see assigned appear on the right. You will receive an email a week ahead as a reminder, if you sign up for that form of contact. (See step No. 4 above!)
That's it!

We appreciate in advance your patience with us and the system. We know there’s a learning curve, so please contact us if you need help. We have a new dedicated email account just for volunteers and scheduling of shifts:

Please check out our volunteer guidelines in advance, available at

See you at the cafe!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Check out Healthy World Cafe's menu for April

What's more enticing than the first harvests of spring? At Healthy World Cafe, we'd say not much. We've worked with several local farms and farmers to develop a taste of the changing seasons in York County.

Our menus will rotate every 4 to 6 weeks, so hurry in and check it out!

-- Banh-Mi Hummus Plate or Focaccia Sandwich (Tender Greens Hummus, Seasonal Pickles, Sriracha Aioli)
-- Asparagus and Spring Vegetable Strata
-- Dal with Brown Rice, Sauteed Greens, Curried Pickled Vegetables and Yogurt
-- Chicken Salad Plate or Focaccia Sandwich (Greens, HWC Signature Chicken Salad)

-- Spring Harvest Lemon Chicken Soup
-- Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Curry Soup
-- Roasted Radish Salad on greens with a Sweet Vinaigrette
-- Citrus Lentil and Chickpea Salad with Feta and Wheatberries

-- Dried Fruit and Oatmeal Cookie, $1
-- Seasonal Vegetable Pickles, $1

Water and iced tea are free with your purchase, and all our menu items are sourced from our farmer friends in south-central Pennsylvania and made from scratch.

Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Take-out orders are available during lunch hours by phone only; please call 717-814-8204.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Review: Communal atmosphere, 'scrumptious' food at Healthy World Cafe

Since our community sneak peek April 3 and our grand opening April 6, we have been inundated with kind words from diners, volunteers, members of the media and our community at large.

Thank you!

You can also preview some of the other recent coverage below.


From Randy Pflaum

The York Dispatch