Food Pantry Volunteer (in Bakersfield) - Monday thru Friday
Please consider sharing your time and talents with those in need. Our services have increased by 74% due to the financial devastation families are facing because of COVID-19. As a volunteer, you can help change the lives of our neighbors in crisis during this very uncertain time. Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are not holding Volunteer Orientations at this time. However, you can still begin volunteering with assurance that we have taken several precautionary measures with the heath and safety of our staff and volunteers as our top priority.
Essential Duties include...
- Bag food for distribution meeting the requirements for each family size bag, making sure there are an adequate number of bags in each category for the amount of people we are serving that given day.
- Organize and separate food donations according to type of food
- Keep warehouse area clean and free from trash, this may include the need to sweep and/or mop
- Break down boxes for recycling
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Requires the ability to lift boxes/bags of up to 30 pounds
- Requires the ability to stand for long periods of time while packing bags/boxes
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a volunteer encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Typical warehouse environment with normal conversational noise levels
For safety and protection, jeans and closed toe shoes must be worn at all time.
About Catholic Charities
149 north fulton street, fresno, CA 93701, US
"Respecting the presence of God among us, we serve, advocate for and empower those in need"
Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno is a Community Benefit Organization serving the needs of those in crisis with sites in Fresno, Merced and Bakersfield. We are the first responders in helping our neighbors with food and other basic necessities regardless of age, race or beliefs.
Families who are experiencing difficult economic times can come to Catholic Charities to ease the burden of caring for their families as we lend a helping hand.