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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

99 Main St.Northampton, MA 01060

Volunteers at the Easthampton Community Center fill brown bags with groceries for seniors.

About

Have a direct impact on hunger in Hampshire and Franklin Counties! Through RSVP, volunteers 55 and older help feed the hungry at:

The Food Bank: Volunteers sort and shelve donated food and ready food distributions for area brown bag programs, survival centers and senior center food pantries. Shifts are 4 hours weekly. Standing and some lifting is required.

Brown Bag Programs: Volunteers pack and deliver donated food once a month to low income seniors.

Survival Centers: Volunteers accept donated food, sort and shelve donations, and help low income clients choose food items. Drivers are also needed to pick up donated food either in their own car or in the Center van. Shifts are weekly for 4 hours and require some lifting and standing.

Senior Center on-site Food Pantries: Volunteers accept and shelve donated items. Volunteer drivers may pick up donations at local stores or the Food Bank.

Meals on Wheels volunteers either pack or deliver the hot noon meals for hundreds of homebound seniors in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. MOW volunteers also conduct a short well-being check to frail elders on their route. A vehicle, insurance, good driving record and CORI are required.

Just Roots Farm, Greenfield: Volunteers plant, maintain and harvest fresh vegetables for area food pantries, soup kitchens and more. Volunteers who like to garden will love this.

Contact Pat at psicard@hampshirecog.org or 413-584-1300 x 183 for more information.

Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Nutrition
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Gardening

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • From 2 to 4 hours weekly
  • Good customer service skills and sensitivity when helping low income clients.

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