Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
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.
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 through San Diego County. In the past year, the Hand Up Food Pantry has provided 8,969 clients with 310,000 meals.
Goal of Position:
Our Warehouse volunteers are vital to helping us serve hundreds of people weekly. Volunteers help fight hunger and food insecurity in San Diego on two Sunday’s per month.
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
Sort through food donations
Stock food pantry shelves
Assemble food bags for distribution
All new volunteers are provided with a brief Power Point presentation about the operations of the food pantry to understand the bigger picture of food collection and distribution
Provide at least 48 hour notice if you need to cancel your volunteer time by emailing email@example.com
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
Each volunteer is encouraged bring $5 or 5 cans of food to donate to the pantry
Must be able to provide own transportation to the Turk Family Center
Must be able to lift bins and boxes up to 25 pounds
Complete a volunteer application at www.jfssd.org/handupapp
Complete Volunteer Interview and Orientation with JFS Volunteer Services
Complete a background check and reference check
10:00am-12:00pm on the 2nd or last Sunday of the month
Jewish Family Service * Turk Family Center * 8804 Balboa Avenue * San Diego, CA * 92123