Alleviating Hunger … Together

Volunteer

By on August 11, 2013 in Donate/Volunteer, Promotions

SORT AND RE-BOX DONATIONS IN OUR WAREHOUSE
Ongoing Throughout the Year; Perfect for Individuals & Groups
Family Friendly & Great For All Ages (children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult)

Volunteers must register for shifts in advance.
Please DO NOT show up for a shift unless you hear from us first.
We will phone you or send you an email that says your shift request is confirmed.
We need to know how many people to plan for and unexpected arrivals make this difficult.
Thank you for your understanding.

Check out our volunteer schedule to see current openings in the warehouse.
Spread the word! See our summer volunteer flier here.
Read our June Volunteer Newsletter.

Why Volunteers are Needed
Some donations need to be sorted and repacked before we can give them out. That’s where volunteers come in! Volunteers help us sort useable items from damaged products and re-label mislabeled or unlabeled cans and bottles. Donations include food as well as non-food items like soap, shampoo, household supplies, and linens. Volunteers help low-income families stretch their limited budgets and eat better.

What to Wear
Volunteer work takes place in a warehouse, where it is fairly cold. Dress in layers, in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and wear closed-toe shoes for safety.

How to Get Involved
Complete either the Individual/Family or Group Volunteer Forms (see below) to register your interest in volunteering in the warehouse. You MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE so we can plan the right amount of work. DO NOT JUST ‘SHOW UP’ TO HELP OUT. Thank you!

Volunteer as a Group
Organize friends, family members, sports team, religious groups, or officemates for a fun, team-building shift or two. Two-hour time slots are available on select weeknights starting at 5:30 p.m. Two-hour Saturday shifts are available starting at 9:00 a.m. Fill out the Group Volunteer Form to get started.

Volunteer as an Individual or a Family:
Don’t have a big group to organize? No problem. Fill out the Individual/Family Volunteer Form to get started.

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Advisory Board & Fundraising Committees
Your expertise will be appreciated if you have an interest in serving on our advisory board or on any of our fundraising event committees. (See our Calendar of Events.)

Office Help
Volunteers are needed to send out mailings. Clerical help is also needed to assist with data entry, and answer phones.

Special Events
You can help organize or staff several special events. Some of these include Check Out Hunger, Star 93.3 Stuff the Bus food drive, Walk to Fight Hunger, and the Food Bank’s Annual Dinner event. The events are enjoyable and fun for the volunteers, as well as attendees.

Online form: Volunteer in the Office or at Special Events

Food/Fund Drives
Your organization or group can help organize a food or fund drive during the year to benefit the over 370 member agencies located in the 6 counties. (See How to organize a food drive.)

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Volunteers must be at least 13 years old or accompanied by an adult.

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