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ORGANIZATION: Valley Outreach

  • 23 people are interested

Volunteer Job Title: Food Shelf Volunteer
Working in the food shelf is an extremely rewarding volunteer opportunity. It allows you to break down stereotypes and barriers regarding poverty. Because it is direct service, it allows you to see the impact of your actions when you are there. You'll also have the chance to work with a wonderful, energetic, passionate group of fellow volunteers who are all working towards the same goal of fighting hunger. Volunteers are needed Monday, from 9:00am - noon. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm or from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Fridays, from 9-12:30pm

Key Responsibilities and Roles:
* Welcome clients into the food shelf and help with any questions
* Direct clients through the Food Shelf, assisting with item selection and bagging
* Stock the shelves and maintaining area cleanliness and organization
* Respect client confidentiality

* Customer service oriented - friendly, welcoming, sensitive and respectful
* Able to multi-task
* Flexible to move between different tasks
* Able to lift 20lbs
* Procedural training will be provided

Time Commitment: Flexible

Available Shifts:
* Monday, 9:00am-12:00pm
* Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm - 4pm or 4pm-7pm
* Friday, 9-12:30pm

* Assisting with clients from the community as they receive food
* Serving as the face of Valley Outreach while clients are visiting
* The opportunity to use your communication skills to interact with clients and volunteers
* Feeling recognized in a variety of ways

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About Valley Outreach


1911 Curve Crest Blvd W., stillwater, MN 55038, US

Mission Statement

We help people move their lives forward through basic needs services and personalized support.


The food shelf was created in 1983 and remains the most used and best known program. As a community with dispersed poverty and with fewer social services available, we have, over the last 10 years, expanded client offerings to include clothing, financial assistance, resource connections and customized, individual client support. We have experienced a 4-5% growth in food shelf clients in the last two years, comparable to the state average. We have seen the largest growth in-demand for resource connections and individual client support which led to initiate "Case Management" to assist with individual clients needs.
Our primary constituency is low-income individuals in the East Metro area of St. Paul yet we recognize our reach extends far beyond that and we serve all who come to our doors. We serve people faced with inequity of opportunity who are accepting of support offered through our strengths -based and client-centered approach.




We'll work with your schedule.


1911 Curve Crest Blvd W.Stillwater, MN 55082






  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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