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Deliver Hope! Deliver Food to Seniors and Homebound

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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Volunteer in Action

Want to make a difference? Are you ready to delivery hope and food to a regular group of homebound clients? Home delivery volunteering might be for you!

Home delivery volunteers commit to regularly delivering nutritious groceries to our senior and homebound clients.

This opportunity is a hands-on activity and is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old, can pass a background check and provide proof of auto insurance and a valid CA driver’s license. As volunteers, you use your own vehicle, mileage and gas to deliver food.

As a home delivery volunteer, you will work onsite at the distribution location and help prepare food for delivery. You will load boxes, so you must be able to lift up to 35 pounds. You must follow a pre-established route, follow food safety and COVID-19 health guidance, and have excellent client service skills that include a desire to interact with older clients or clients with disabilities.

Once you have completed your first volunteer shift, you can decide if you would like to commit as a long-term volunteer. If you would like to move forward, you must clear a background check before volunteering as a home delivery driver again.

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About Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Location:

4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134, US

Mission Statement

Lead our community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

Description

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is a private non-profit organization that collects and distributes more than 12 million pounds of food each month. We currently serve an average of over 500,000 individuals each month; 60% are low income families and 20% are seniors. By building collaborative networks, we efficiently distribute food by leveraging donations of money, food and human resources. But we cannot do it alone. We rely upon the energy and commitment of the local community to fight hunger. See more about our efforts https://www.shfb.org/health-and-safety/

Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various areas in Santa Clara CountySan Jose, CA 95125

(37.29098,-121.89041)
 

SKILLS

  • Transactions
  • People Skills
  • Hospitality
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Sign up to try it once; then decide if you are ready for your own route.

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