SPIN Café provides vocational training in the food service industry. While our vocational services are available to all, our target populations are those who are disabled, previously incarcerated,
or are struggling with addiction.
For the last five years, we have partnered with the Oak Harbor School District Transition Program to provide training to young adults with special needs who want to work in the restaurant industry. We have also, twice, partnered with Island County Juvenile Court Services to provide a summer intensive work experience for youth who have previously been incarcerated or are at risk of incarceration.
Many of our volunteers, both youth and adults, are in need of community service hours to fulfill school or probation requirements, and some of our volunteers are at SPIN because they need meaningful work to fulfill their time as they work to maintain their sobriety.
In addition to training, numerous volunteers go on to use SPIN Café as a reliable reference and work history for their résumé. We are pleased to report that several of our volunteers have moved on from SPIN to regular paid employment as a result of the experience they gained working as a volunteer with our organization.
Robin Hubert Lamont