Topeka Volunteer Engagement Center Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


215 SE Quincy StTopeka, KS 66603


General Function:

This position will be responsible for coordinating activities in the volunteer engagement center, including project set-up, volunteer training, quality control, safety, etc.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Maintain excellent customer service with both internal (employees) and external customers (volunteers, visitors, etc.)
  • Ensure projects are being completed in a safe manner
  • Match volunteer project with available volunteer individuals or groups to ensure quality in finished project and also rewarding volunteer experience
  • Train volunteers on specific volunteer projects, follow up to ensure understanding of instructions and ensure quality control is being maintained throughout project
  • Ensure that volunteers have adequate supplies to perform jobs
  • Be available for volunteers to answer questions, give instructions, take out finished projects, bring in new projects, etc.
  • Ensure work environment is clean and orderly
  • Be familiar with safe food handling and ensure that food sorted and repacked in VEC is handled according to safe food handling procedures
  • Willingness and ability to learn to operate basic warehouse equipment. (pallet jack, pallet wrap, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Aspects of the Job:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with coworkers, managers and customers/clients
  • Have a commitment to the mission of Harvesters
  • This position functions in a warehouse environment. It requires heavy lifting (5 to 50 pounds) and extensive walking through the warehouse, back and forth to the office, etc.


  • Experience: Experience working and coordinating a diverse group of people is helpful. Materials handling/warehouse experience helpful. Must be computer literate.
  • Education: Requires a high school education or equivalent and good verbal and written communication skills.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • 15-20 hours per week
  • Desired Availability: Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturdays 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
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