PRISM seeks to be a leader in creating meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences for community members. Our ability to best serve the community is hinged on our capacity to physically do the work, as well as having the trust and involvement of community stakeholders.
Volunteers are key components in PRISM’s mission of providing social services and connections that empower people in our community to build healthy, stable lives, and our vision to lead in providing innovative and dignified services that foster resilient individuals and a healthier, more sustainable community. This past year, our food shelf has served triple the amount of participants compared to our FY of 18-19. Help us in our efforts to combat issues of food insecurity in our community.
Please note that the below description is based on our original service delivery model, and that changes have been made during COVID-19 to ensure a safe environment for staff, volunteers, and our participants. When enrolling as a volunteer, Nolan Isaacson, Volunteer Manager, will provide you with information regarding our current process.
Volunteer Duties and Requirements
The Marketplace Food Shelf utilizes a "choice" model, meaning the participants are free to shop just as they do in a traditional grocery store by choosing exactly the food they need from the shelves within Food Shelf guidelines. Volunteers working in the Marketplace Food Shelf will perform a variety of duties including:
Accept donations from the public, offer and provide the donor with a receipt if requested.
Directly serve our participants with check-in/out
Review and sort food donations for packaging issues and expiration dates compared to PRISM guidelines
Build and assemble non-perishable boxes for participants shopping at our food shelf
Stock shelves with purchased and donated products
Break down packaging for trash and recycling
Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work environment
Be a resource for new recruits in the Marketplace Food Shelf, provide guidance and support
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Education, Experience:
Effective interpersonal skills under all types of conditions, exhibiting a supportive, direct, and positive approach with participants, staff and other volunteers
Experience working with diverse populations with the demonstrated ability to communicate and relate effectively to a wide variety of individuals
Volunteers with experience in retail and/or direct customer service do particularly well here
Passion for food insecurity
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as required
Be able to lift 10 pounds, stand for duration of shift, bend and twist
Be able to use step stools and/or ladders
Be able to use scissors and box-cutters
Must wear close-toed footwear
If interested, please reach out to Nolan Isaacson, Volunteer Manager, and 763-432-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To provide social services and connections that empower people in our community to build healthy, stable lives.
At PRISM, those in need will always find an ally. We promise to treat every person with the inherent dignity they deserve. We trust in the power of our community as together we meet our neighbor's right to healthy food, proper clothing, and housing stability. We are humbled by the trust extended to us by our many partners, and pledge to be an exceptional partner in and for our communities. We promise to empower those with whom we work in the cause of building healthy, stable lives.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
1220 Zane Ave NoGolden Valley, MN55422
March 8, 2021
Must be at least 15
Orientation or Training
We offer a very flexible schedule for our volunteers. Our staff will work with you to create an ongoing opportunity that works for you.
Rescue food pick-up drivers must have a valid MN drivers license.