The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
There aren't many food banks open on Saturday. Until now. This local foodbank has decided to open on Saturday, from 9:00am to 12:30, for clients who work during the week but can't make it in. Many of our neighbors fall into a category like this. They have jobs but don't make enough money to adequately cover food expenses at the grocery store. They rely on a foodbank for help. And the food bank relies on volunteers like you so they can be open. Skills required are a warm and welcoming manner, able to work with a broad range of people and have compassion for those less fortunate.
There are several jobs to choose from-
Client/Cart Assistant- Assist clients to their vehicle with the carts. Assist in unloading the cart, Requires good communication skills, ability to stand and walk for 3 hours and lift 25lbs.
Client Shopper- help clients select proper items and get them into the cart. Must work well under pressure, have good time management skills, communication skills, walk and stand for 3 hours and lift 25 lbs.
Client Check-In- Responsible for greeting, processing, and helping clients while respecting privacy and adhering to guidelines of the Food Bank. Need excellent customer service skills and computer proficiency. Requires ability to work in a noisy and distracting enviroment and be able to stand for long periods of time.
Posted by The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, helping people over age 55 find volunteer opportunities. You do NOT have to be 55 to participate in this activity.