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Provide hunger relief for Seniors in St. Paul through our monthly distribution(18+)

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ORGANIZATION: Second Harvest Heartland

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Senior

Have a big impact on the lives of local seniors! Second Harvest Heartland provides a box of nutritious food each month to low-income seniors 60 years and over through the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS). Volunteers in this role assist at distribution sites where Second Harvest Heartland gives out the boxes of groceries. You can assist in the setup, certification and recertification of clients who receive a box and help senior clients carrying their boxes and/or loading them into their vehicles. This position is physical, fast-paced, and offers face-to-face client interaction.

This is a once-a-month position for 1.5-3 hours per shift. This role can be physical, fast-paced, and is a wonderful and direct way to help seniors at risk of hunger!

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physical ability to lift 30+ pounds, from the ground, repeatedly
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to make a monthly commitment for a minimum of 6 months (schedule varies by site)
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Friendly, helpful "customer service" demeanor
  • Willingness to interact patiently and with empathy with participants from all ethnicities
  • Comfortable working in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions (some distributions are outdoors due to COVID)
  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods up to 2 hours

    Location & Schedule:

  • Montreal High Rise, St. Paul - West 7th Area
    • 1st Monday of the month 8:30am - 9am
      • Assist with lifting boxes, checking in clients and completing paperwork.

Time commitment: 1 distribution a month, for a 6 to 12-month commitment

To apply: Visit the opportunity on our portal, www.volunteer.2harvest.org and if the opportunity sounds like a good fit for you, click on "Respond" to express your interest and complete the initial steps in the process. After responding, you’ll get an email confirming your interest and a link to our application.

Questions? Reach out to Bri Johnson, bjohnson@2harvest.org

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About Second Harvest Heartland

Location:

7101 Winnetka Ave No., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Second Harvest Heartland is to end hunger through community partnerships. At Second Harvest Heartland, our volunteer partners do more than enrich our work, they ground us to our mission of ending hunger together. We integrate volunteers into all aspects of creating and delivering solutions that will free our neighbors of hunger.

Description

More than a food bank, Second Harvest Heartland is a leading partner in the policies and programs that work to end hunger, like SNAP, school meals and senior nutrition programs, and we’re an innovator in the areas where food can be the solution, like FOODRx and Minnesota Central Kitchen.

Second Harvest Heartland is a member of Feeding America, a national network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States. Membership means access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations from manufacturers and producers throughout the country.

Working with our network of partners, volunteers and donors as well as people like you, our 90,000+ square feet of dry, refrigerator and freezer space is constantly accepting and distributing donations. Our fleet of trucks travels nearly half a million miles a year, picking up food donations and delivering them to local food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and children's after school programs. Each year we distributed more than 100 million meals to our partners in hunger-relief. Learn more at 2harvest.org.

Click here to visit our volunteer portal www.volunteer.2harvest.org and view all available opportunities.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Seniors
Community, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Saint Paul, MN 55104

(44.95166,-93.1629)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • People Skills
  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Occurs monthly on 1st Monday, 9:30-10:30 am

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