Food Pantry Warehouse Volunteers Needed!

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Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, more resilient community. We believe our volunteers are the backbone of our Agency. We strive to ensure that each volunteer is treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is your success. Be our partner in Moving Forward Together.

Program:

The Hand Up Food Pantry believes in helping clients reach self-sufficiency by providing a 'hand up’, not just a hand out to clients experiencing food-insecurity. They accomplish this by connecting clients to resources in addition to providing emergency food relief to 800 families each month at distributions throughout San Diego County. The JFS Warehouse is located at the Balboa Avenue location and houses all food donations.

Goal of Position:

Our Warehouse volunteers are vital to helping us serve hundreds of people weekly. In the warehouse, volunteers help to prepare food distribution bags and sort through donations. Volunteers get to fight food insecurity in a tangible way.

Benefits:

  • Gain valuable nonprofit experience
  • Learn about food insecurity and hunger in your community
  • Provide food with a smile to those who we serve
  • The knowledge that you made a difference in the lives of hundreds of families and individuals

Tasks/responsibilities:

  • Sort through food donations
  • Stock food pantry shelves
  • Assemble food bags for distribution and emergency food bags

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • All ages welcome, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must wear closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to the Turk Family Center
  • Provide at least 48 hour notice if you need to cancel your volunteer time

Time Commitment:

Multiple shifts available

Worksite/Department:

Jewish Family Service * Turk Family Center * 8804 Balboa Avenue * San Diego, CA * 92123

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About Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Location:

8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego by empowering individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency, supporting aging with dignity, and fostering community connection and engagement.

Description

Founded in 1918, we are one of San Diego’s most impactful non-profit human services agencies. Last year, we served more than 39,500 clients, including over 17,000 asylum seekers at the JFS Migrant Family Shelter.

Our broad network of staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners are committed to the pursuit of one shared goal: helping individuals and families in San Diego Move Forward.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8804 Balboa AvenueSan Diego, CA 92123

(32.82114,-117.13851)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Warehousing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • All ages welcome, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult

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