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Food Pantry Gleaning Volunteer

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William Temple House

  • 6 people are interested

Department: Social Services
Reports to: Social Services Program Manager
Shift day/hours: Tuesdays 2pm-4:30pm (preferred). Alternate shift is Fridays

William Temple House in NW Portland is seeking a Food Pantry Gleaning Volunteer to
assist our Social Services staff with weekly pickups of donated food and hygiene items
from an Amazon warehouse. This volunteer position does not require driving, as the
individual will go with a staff member in the WTH van to make pickups.
*Social distance protocols with be followed while loading/unloading items. Masks will be
worn at all times, and the van will be disinfected before and after each run. Our donation
partner requires that everyone entering the warehouse has their temperature checked
using an infrared thermometer.

● Assist staff members with the pickup of donated items
● Help load and unload the donations in and out of the WTH van
● Sort and stock the donations upon returning to the food pantry.

Job Requirements:
This is a physical position that involves time spent in a warehouse and walk-in
● Able to lift and carry 50-75 lbs, including down a set of stairs
● Able to work on your feet - this is a physical job
● Willingness to use equipment to move the donations, including hand trucks,
rolling carts, and pallet jacks (training can be provided)
● Ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with fellow volunteers, staff, and
partner agency representatives (donors)
● Pass a criminal background check
● Desire to help reduce food waste and combat food insecurity in Portland.
● Be 18 years of age or older.

For more information please contact Cliff Johnson, Director of Volunteers & Outreach, at
cjohnson@williamtemple.org, or (503)715-0248.

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About William Temple House


2023 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209, US

Mission Statement

William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere.


William Temple House gives the immediate support of emergency social services, but also provides long-term solutions through mental health counseling and 1:1 dialogue case management services. Funded by generous individuals, grantors, and the proceeds of the William Temple House Thrift Store, we’ve been operating in Portland for over 50 years.

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We'll work with your schedule.


2023 NW Hoyt St.Portland, OR 97209






  • Must be at least 18
  • Time Commitment is 2.5 hours weekly. Shift day/hours: Tuesdays 2pm-4:30pm (preferred). Alternate shift is Fridays 9am-11:30am.

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