The Samaritan Center
The Pantry Volunteer is to assist our homeless drop-in center with in-kind donations management.Requirements:
- Be dependable and punctual.
- Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. Shoes must be close-toed.
- Ability to lift 20lbs and to stand or squat for long periods of time is preferred.
- Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, patient and have problem solving abilities.
The Pantry Volunteer comes in to help with our pantry preparation and distribution. This may involve sorting produce into bags, sorting through items we get delivered from grocery stores and other donations, prepping/breaking down boxes, distributing groceries, signing in clients, and cleaning up. Please note that our pantry program is all outside!
Pantry volunteers may also be asked to come in on an as needed basis dependent on the volume of food donations received. The Samaritan Center relies on pantry volunteers to maintain an organized and up-to-date pantry. This requires ensuring fresh foods are not going bad and shelf-stable items are unopened. Items are then placed in the appropriate location, and regularly rotated goods based on date of expiration.
Currently, we are looking for volunteers to help Mondays from 9:00am-12:00pm or Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm to help sort the deliveries we receive from the grocery stores.
On Thursdays we are looking for help with our actual pantry distribution from 11:30am-2:00pm.
Masks and gloves will be provided. Training will be provided. Samaritan Center staff members are onsite for questions and concerns.
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesdays or Wednesdays
11:30 AM to 02:00 PM
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
About The Samaritan Center
280 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065, US
The Samaritan Center’s mission is to assist each individual exactly where they are, in becoming self-supportive and independent again, bridging the gap between street and home through services, support, health and home.
At the Samaritan Center of Simi Valley, we believe that every life matters and that everyone’s story matters. We also believe that despite what they have endured in the past, a positive future is available to everyone. Our goal is to understand and meet them where they are and provide them with the tools and support they need to change course.
The Samaritan Center is committed to providing the homeless with opportunities and the hope of a better life.
We believe their stories can change forever when given a chance.