SMALL FOOD BANK NEEDS VOLUNTERS - MUST BE AGE 55 AND OVER

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Lutheran Community Services

Exciting volunteer opportunity at a Tacoma non-profit who helps others through education and service, prevents HIV infection, assists persons affected by HIV/AIDS, addresses related health problems, and combats associated stigma and discrimination.

DESCRIPTION FOR FOOD BANK

Every week this non-profit provides around 720 pounds of food to individuals living with HIV. Our food pantry fills critical nutritional needs that are hard to meet with traditional food pantries and our volunteers are vital to keeping our food pantry open each week.

THURSDAY AM Food Pantry Shopper Assistant
Long term, weekly volunteer for Thursday mornings from 8:30 am to 11:30 am to assist our clients with their food pantry shopping.

This volunteer would work with food program staff to greet clients and then guide them through the food pantry to make their food selections. The shopper assistant will primarily assist clients by indicating which items clients can select from, reaching and moving items for clients, placing items in client’s shopping bag, answering questions about food items, and in some cases holding and carrying food bags for clients. The volunteer food pantry shopper assistant will also assist with food pantry set up before clients arrive. This will include moving refrigerated and frozen food items from fridge/freezer into the food pantry room, moving and organizing food within the food pantry room, and filling food bag requests for clients with accommodations. Volunteers must be able to lift up to 25 pounds unassisted.

WEDNESDAY PM Food Pantry Set-Up Assistant
Long term, weekly volunteer for Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm for food pantry set up.

Assist in unloading food delivery truck and get the pantry set up for client shopping the following day. Set up will include lifting boxes, unpacking boxes, breaking down the boxes for recycling, sorting and organizing food on the shelves and filling food bag orders for clients who need delivery accommodations. Volunteer must be able to lift up to 25 pounds unassisted.

Questions? Please call 253 722-5695

These positions are central to our foodprogram service and an incredibly important way to serve the community!

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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.

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), assisting immigrants, English as a Second Language (ESL), reading/enrichment/tutoring/ mentorship groups , construction volunteers (no experience required), and Immigration Intern, throughout the Greater Tacoma, Puyallup, Graham, Lakewood and Gig Harbor Peninsula.

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 253.722.5695 and we will mail or email an RSVP application for you to complete.

Thank you!

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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 mall areatacoma, WA 98405

(47.24571,-122.47734)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • 4 HOURS shifts, once a week as desired
  • compassion, kindness, helpful to those in need

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