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.
Helping Hands of Paulding County Donation Pickup Volunteers pick up food donations at various local stores on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Volunteers load donations onto our 20’ refrigerated truck from the stores’ loading docks. When finished picking up, the truck and volunteers return to Helping Hands to unload the donations. Everything is taken into the pantry and weighed, then is either put into the refrigerator/freezer or unboxed. The work is moderately strenuous, and volunteers should be capable of lifting at least 25 lbs.
We prefer to have a team of 3 or 4 volunteers for this job. Some pickup volunteers choose to volunteer the rest of the day at the pantry, while others leave when the delivery is finished. The choice is yours!
If you are interested in this opportunity, we recommend talking with one of the volunteers who currently work on this team, in order to get a better feel for the position.