Work Shift Protocol

Thank you for signing up for your CSA work shift(s). We are relying on you — please mark your calendars now, plan ahead, and do everything you can to keep your appointment(s).

While we hope everyone will honor their commitments, we understand that circumstances arise for which we cannot plan. If this is the case, please follow the protocol below AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Thank you.

What to do if you can’t make your shift

Swap your Shift: Send a message to the Prospect Park CSA Google Group ( to see if anyone will trade shifts with you. Last year this was a successful strategy for many of our members who were unable to make their shifts. Once you find someone to swap with you, please log on to volunteer spot  to make the appropriate changes to the work shift schedule so we know who to expect at each shift. Use the email address you initially signed up with to remove and add shifts.

Ask a Friend: If you can’t find another member with whom to swap shifts, then you should ask your partner, friend, neighbor, roommate, sister, uncle, dog walker, person picking up your share, etc. to work your shift for you. It is your responsibility.

Let Us Know: If, after you have attempted to swap your shift, and exhausted all other possibilities, you should email Tim and Laura at to let us know. We will try our best to have your shift covered. You will then be responsible for making up your shift later in the season.

Remember: The CSA depends on your participation. Missing your shift means that you are putting a burden on other CSA members and not holding up your end of the bargain. We understand that life can be unpredictable and things come up. So please consider the time that you have committed to your workshift as an important part of your schedule and plan accordingly. That being said, should you miss your shift entirely without trying to find coverage and/or letting us know, you will not be allowed to join this CSA in the future.

If you have any questions, contact us at