Food Market Volunteer
Integrated Family Community Services
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
40 people are interested
Role Title: FOOD MARKET VOLUNTEER
When? Weekdays Monday through Friday
8:30 AM -11:30 AM or 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Why we want you: IFCS is a small organization with a large impact. Volunteers are needed to help staff complete the day-to-day tasks. Volunteers assist staff with making prepackaged food boxes, accepting and sorting donations, and stocking shelves.
What’s in it for you? Volunteering with Integrated Family Community Services is an important contribution. We depend on the generous donation of our volunteers’ time to help fulfil our mission to provide food to our community and entire state of CO during COVID-19.
Tasks & Activities:
- Make prepackaged food boxes
- Greet clients and help with food, via conveyor belt, maintaining social distancing
- Greet donors courteously and have them unload donations
- Identify expiration dates and damage of donated food and sort accordingly
- Stock Market shelves.
The skills you need:
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Ability to manage a workplace that may be fast-paced or slow based on client interest
- Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
- Applicants must be over the age of 16.
- Background check required
- Civil Rights training via link provided to you
- Bilingual applicants wanted
08:30 AM to 11:30 AM
12:30 PM to 03:30 PM
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Integrated Family Community Services
3370 S Irving Street, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110, US
Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people using community resources. IFCS fosters self-sufficiency and respects the dignity of each client.
IFCS’ Hunger Alleviation Program fills a gap by providing immediate assistance to those facing food access and insecurity during COVID-19. Since 1964, IFCS has served millions of children, families, and seniors in need in Arapahoe County. In response to state-wide school closures, limited product availability and price increase at grocery stores, in addition to increased unemployment, IFCS pivoted quickly to support households with groceries. Singing on as a member of Food Bank of the Rockies’ Emergency Assistance Team, IFCS created a Grocery Box Pickup Program, operating Monday through Friday, to provide fresh, frozen, and shelf-stable items to those who find themselves food insecure or experiencing hunger. While many in the community learned of the need for food from news outlets, IFCS experienced it first-hand. Our long-standing presence in the community as a hunger relief organization poised IFCS to be a first responder. In the days following Colorado’s Stay at Home Order, IFCS experienced a jump in clients served from 269 the week of March 9, 2020 to 6,000 clients monthly, and the increase continues.