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.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Snohomish County matches skills/training and preferences of persons 55+ to available volunteer opportunities and promotes their voluntary service as a valuable community resource.
RSVP matches personal interests, skills and lifelong experiences with non-profit public organizations at over 116 different partner agencies, including non-profits, throughout the county. Benefits of being an RSVP volunteer are: ~excess insurance coverage including Liability, Auto, and Accident. ~partial reimbursement for transporatation costs to and from volunteer stations, subject to certain regulations and limits. ~ongoing recognition and Annual Recognition Event to RSVP volunteers. The only agency tracking and reporting the volunteer activities of persons age 55 and older through the National Senior Corps, RSVP promotes retired and senior persons as viable members of the community, able to share their skills, time and experience through volunteer service.