World PEAS Food Hub Weekly Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Jun 06, 2017 09:00 AM - Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:00 PM

Where

99 Crosby St.Lowell, MA 01852

We rely on the assistance of a team of dedicated volunteers to prepare over 300 boxes of fresh produce each week from early June to late October. Their time and energy is invaluable, and we are incredibly grateful for all their hard work and enthusiasm!

About

Purpose: Our World PEAS Food Hub supports beginning farmers by providing them with a critical first market channel: our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Volunteers are the backbone of our Food Hub operations, allowing us the capacity to also serve low-income food access partners such as senior centers, daycare centers, homeless shelters and more.

Responsibilities:
Food Hub volunteers serve at our World PEAS Food Hub warehouse in Lowell, and work directly with Food Hub staff. They unload, unpack, pack, and prepare our customers' produce orders. This includes taking inventory, folding and unfolding boxes, and neatly packing produce, as well as loading pallets and trucks, and cleaning up afterwards.

Time Commitment:
Our volunteers commit to one, two, or three mornings per week. Shifts are open for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM from the week of June 6 th to the week of October 19 th.

***All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation on Tuesday May 23 rd from 10 AM-12 PM

Benefits:
Surplus produce will be shared equally among all volunteers on share packing days!Work alongside committed, friendly, and hard-working team members dedicated to repairing and building our local food system and feel good about contributing your time and energy to this cause.

Contact Info/Next Steps: To inquire about this volunteer position visit www.nesfp.org/volunteer or email maria.smith@tufts.edu.

Skills

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Gardening
  • Retail / Sales
  • Farming
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 mornings per week for 20 weeks
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

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