Healthy and Nutritious Food Distribution

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ORGANIZATION: Metro Caring

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Safety Guidelines

  1. If you are coming in to volunteer we ask that you only volunteer for one shift- either in the morning (8:30 am - 12:00 pm), afternoon (12:05 pm - 3:00 pm), evening (5:30-8:00 pm) and not a full day. We also have a Sunday shift (1:00-3:00 pm).

  2. A mask is required to enter our building. Please come with a mask or some form of face covering to all shifts.

  3. We will take your temperature upon entering our building.

  4. Social distancing is enforced.

  5. If you feel unwell, we kindly ask you to stay home, though we will miss you.

Volunteer Positions
Volunteers play a vital role in Metro Caring success and the impact that we are able to provide with our community. Here is a list of essential positions for our current operations.

  • Box Maker: Responsible for assembling bags and boxes of goods to be distributed through the drive-thru or walk-up food distribution. Ability to lift 35 pounds.

  • Walk-up Attendant: Responsible for checking in participants, distribute food, schedule appointments, distribute vouchers, and answer general questions. Ability to lift 35 pounds.

  • Drive-Thru Attendant: Responsible for helping place food boxes and bags into participants vehicles, aid participants with any specialty item request, and attend to drive-thru operations and food distribution. Ability to lift 35 pounds.
  • Sorter: Member of a team responsible for sorting through produce, dry goods, and baked goods donations and storing them in the correct warehouse location. A more physically active role than others.

  • Welcome Desk: Answer phone calls, provide information and resource connection, and schedule appointments.

Here are your next steps:

VOLUNTEER INTAKE FORM
  1. Fill out the Volunteer Intake Form.

    • If you have any questions, please email Volunteer Intake Coordinator, Yazmin at ycastillo@metrocaring.org.

  2. Sign-up and Attend our virtual Mandatory New Volunteer Orientation (Link to sign-up within Volunteer Intake From)

  3. Once you have attended orientation, sign-up to volunteer using our job calendar on our website!

We are so excited for you to join the Metro Caring Community!

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About Metro Caring

Location:

1100 East 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218, US

Mission Statement

Metro Caring works to meet people's immediate need for nutritious food while building a movement to end hunger at its root.

Description

Metro Caring is Denver's Leading anti-hunger organization working to end hunger at it's root. Our fresh foods market is at the heart of Metro Caring where shoppers get to choose from an array of nutritious food based on their dietary needs and preferences. In addition we have nutrition and cooking classes, urban agriculture, community activation and community development programs. Want to learn more about what all of these programs do working with our community? Come volunteer with us!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Hunger
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1100 East 18th AveDenver, CO 80203

(39.7446,-104.97305)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Some volunteers are here once a week or biweekly while others are here everyday. We are flexible and are willing to work with schedules as long as they fall under our given shift times and operating hours.

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