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.
A very busy food bank in Tacoma is looking for additional volunteers. Do you have four hours a week and would like to help those in need? Are you positive, outgoing and comfortable meeting and helping people? If so we would love to have you as volunteer at a local Tacoma Food Bank. Here are the opportunities available:
OVERSEER - provides direction and guidance for clients
SCALE ATTENDANT - weighing and separating food items
STOCKER - ensure shelves are properly stocked
WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT - unload deliveries
TRANSLATOR - Russian and Spanish
DRIVER - Pick up deliveries from various locations, deliver groceries to clients, load and unload supplies. For this position you must have a current driver's license and insurance, be able to perform light to moderate physical tasks, excellent interpersonal skills and self motivated but able to follow directions. The Drivers ensure access to food for the elderly and disabled. Drivers should always be kind and respectful to all clients and drive safely at all times.
GARDENER - Experience with gardening preferred. General gardening duties: water, fertilize soil as necessary, weed and prune garden areas, ensure proper storage of garden equipment. Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work independently or with a team, ability to lift and carry 15-20 lbs.
INFORMATION ABOUT BOUT RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Age 55+
Are you 55 years of age or older? Would you like to make an impact and improve your community? Then you are a perfect candidate for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)!
As an RSVP volunteer, you are strengthening the positive impact people 55 and older have in our communities. You will also meet nice people, have fun and feel good about your contribution. Your family will be proud of you and others will respect and admire you as a role model. Our focus is to incorporate meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide purpose and a way to give back to the community.
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 253 722-5695 )and we will mail or email an RSVP application for you to complete.