PIERCE COUNTY FOOD BANKS - RSVP Program - 55 years of age +

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Lutheran Community Services

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Food Banks are located in Tacoma (North End, Southeast, Browns Point), Graham/South Hill, Lakewood, are looking for volunteers who can work 3-4 hours shifts. Their mission is to provide food to individuals in need with compassion, dignity, and respect. Their goal is to provide each client with enough nutritious food to make three meals a day for three consecutive days. They were named the "Non-Profit of the Year" by the Tacoma -Pierce County Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

Volunteer opportunities:

ASSISTANT MANAGER - Trains all new volunteers, deals with comments, questions or complaints from volunteers or clients, maintains an organized, clean, operational, and inviting foodbank while helping clients as needed, etc.

CARRY OUT/RUNNER - Assist clients with cards and choices of food as needed; carry items to their cars and assist them in loading items into their car.

CLIENT INTAKE SPECIALIST - Needs basic computer skills, sign clients in, orient new clients to additional resources available to them at the food bank

DISPENSER - Assists Floor Lead, removed damaged or spoiled food, makes sure any spills are cleaned up, o

FLOOR LEAD - Responsible for the smooth operation and flow of the dispensing floor, and ensuring areas have an adequate amount of food product (as available) and that th area is clean at all times. Responsible for placement of the crew within the dispensing area.

Skills Necessary:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and customer service orientation.
  • Comfortable in a busy environment
  • Ability to work on your feet for several hours.

Shifts may vary by location (Tacoma, Lakewood)

Questions, call 253.722.5695


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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RSVP (RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM)

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is the nation's largest network for volunteers age 55 and over. The growing segment of our older population is vital to strengthening our communities through their interest in helping others. As an RSVP volunteer, you are strengthening the positive impact people 55 and older have in our communities. Our focus is to incorporate meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide purpose and a way to give back to the community.

RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches their personal interests with opportunities to serve in their communities. In 2016, Pierce County volunteers served 89,000 hours...what a positive effect this has in the community!

Current RSVP volunteer positions include local food banks, congregate meal sites, non-profit thrift stores (shopping assistants, sorters, warehouse assistant, truck assistants, retail assistants, assemble furniture in a fully equipped build shop), administrative/clerical assistants, assisting immigrants, English as a Second Language (ESL), reading/enrichment/tutoring/ mentorship groups and success coaches, gardeners for local non-profit, food banks, construction volunteers (no experience required), throughout the Greater Tacoma, Puyallup, Graham and Lakewood area.

We are continually bringing on new and unique volunteer opportunities.

RSVP is sponsored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves.

INTERESTED or have questions? Please email or call and we will mail or email an RSVP application for you to complete.

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About Lutheran Community Services

Location:

223 N. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.

Description

Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in Pierce and Kitsap County, focuses on services for seniors, including Caregiver Support, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Senior Friends, and Senior Companion Program. In addition, the Kitsap County office has a Navy Respite program and the Pierce County Office has a Refugee Resettlement and Placement Program, and Senior Media Services.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Tacoma AreaTacoma, WA 98408

SKILLS

  • Food Service
  • Customer Service

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Shifts vary by location
  • good interpersonal and communicatoin skills and a customer service orientation, comfortable in a busy environment, ability to work on your feet for several hours.

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