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.
St. Anthony’s Free Clothing Program is San Francisco’s largest free clothing program. FCP provides warm clothes, interview and employment apparel, and children’s clothing to low-income families and individuals, including those who are homeless. The Free Clothing Program serves approximately 150 guests per day in our three services: Men’s Service, Women’s Service, and Family Service.
The Truck Ride-Along Volunteer will assist our driver in making runs to pick-up clothing donations which are vital to our program in providing guests with high quality clothing. Volunteer duties will include communicating with donors onsite during the pick-up process, as well as lifting and moving donations (up to 100 pounds). This volunteer is expected to follow all truck safety guidelines, although please note the Ride-Along volunteer may not drive St. Anthony’s trucks or vehicles at any time. Steel-toe boots will be provided while volunteering.
Must be 18 or older
Awareness of surroundings and potential safety hazards at all times
Ability to lift and vary 50 to 100 pounds
Ability to climb in and out of raised truck for the duration of the full shift (4 hours)
Excellent interpersonal, listening, oral and written communication skills
Ability to be a polite and respectful representative of St. Anthony's with donors
Excellent volunteer habits: professional, punctual, reliable, cooperative and team oriented
Adherence to guidelines explained in the Volunteer/Intern Handbook
Commitment to St. Anthony Foundation's Statement of Values, and desire to serve people who are homeless and low-income
Desire and/or experience engaging with diverse and low-income populations, many of whom have experienced homelessness, substance abuse and/or trauma.
If you are over 16 years of age, fill out a volunteer application on our website: https://www.stanthonysf.org/volunteer/specialized/
We will contact you after we review your application. This position will require a brief interview.
Please not that this opportunity is for individual volunteers only. If you would like to organize a group volunteer event, please email GroupVolunteer@stanthonysf.org.