Here at Interfaith Food Bank, we look for volunteers who have a passion for community and recognize the privilege it is to serve those in need. Our community focus includes not only the clients we serve, but also the volunteers who enable us to offer the services we do. We work hard to create an encouraging and enriching environment that our volunteers will want to keep coming back to and a team they can be proud to be a part of.
Please note that all volunteer positions involve some orientation and training. Shifts vary from 2-4 hours and although we would like you for a long-term association with us, we also accommodate corporate groups, community service, and student volunteers.
Duties include reception of clients, processing client orders, lifting and carrying food hampers, data entry, and other tasks as assigned. Time commitment is 3 hour shifts.
Providing systems navigation support for information and referrals, facilitation of client-based programs at Interfaith Food Bank.
The Second Door Thrift Store
The Second Door serves two purposes for the Food Bank. First, funds raised from The Second Door help to purchase food and to cover other operating expenses associated with the Food Bank. Secondly, The Second Door offers a service to the individuals and families of the community by providing second-hand items at reasonable prices. The Second Door volunteers are responsible to manage the store & sales transactions, stock shelves, and other duties as applicable. This requires a 2.5 hour commitment.
Duties include lifting and carrying food hampers, selection and disposal of perishable foods no longer suitable for distribution, selection and arrangement of perishable foods to replace those disposed of, and general upkeep of the Client Intake area. This requires a 2.5 hour commitment.
Office Administration/Receptionist/Data Entry
Volunteers assist with the reception of donors and visitors, photocopying, stuffing envelopes, answering phones, data entry organizing, assembling and other duties as required. Time commitment varies on your schedule.
Volunteers assist with sorting and re-packaging food and other items, building food hampers, sweeping and washing floors & tables, and other general cleaning tasks. Volunteers are primarily responsible for one of the following positions: Repackaging, Sorter, or Warehouse. Prior to holidays and fundraisers we have increased need for help in this area. Time commitment varies on your schedule.
Volunteers assemble Diabetic Bundles, Goodie Bags, and Baby Bundles according to prearranged instructions. Volunteers also repackage bulk items for dispersal to clients. Time commitment varies on your schedule.
Pick Room Set-Up
Volunteers are responsible for the setting up, stocking and cleaning of our client ‘pick’ area. As well, volunteers restock freezers and fridges used by Hamper Pullers to ensure the smooth operation of Client Intake when it opens. Shifts are usually 1.5 hr long.
Volunteers help us in maintaining a clean working environment. Duties include and are not limited to sweeping, washing floors, dusting frames and plaques. Time commitment varies on your schedule
Interfaith Learning Garden
Garden volunteers help with garden planting & maintenance. They may also volunteer to be a Garden Mentor, working with beginners to share their love and knowledge of gardening. Time commitment varies on your schedule
Current Opportunities include:
Administration: Various Shifts
Client Intake: Various Shifts
Client Advocate: Various Shifts
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