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Fight Hunger! Become a Shopper Assistant at Second Harvest Bing Warehouse in San Mateo

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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Volunteer in Action

Shopper Assistant

Everyone should have access to healthy food. Second Harvest provides nutritious groceries and fresh produce at distribution sites throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. These sites are volunteer-run and rely on committed, dedicated volunteers who can support the effort on an ongoing basis. We invite you to lead our community in ensuring that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

A Shopper Assistant is needed at Second Harvest, in our San Carlos warehouse (1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA).


The Shopper Assistant is responsible for:

  • Assist shoppers from our partner agencies in shopping area, by indicating them where the products they need are, helping them to weigh and to properly register their purchases
  • Help to maintain a well-stocked shopping area, keeping food organized and accessible
  • Promote safety protocols, for food and for visitors, in shopping area and warehouse

This volunteer opportunity might be for you if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You can make a commitment of at least 2 months
  • You can perform with a high standard of customer service, professional conduct and responsibility
  • You are friendly, patient and eager to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • You are able lift 30 pounds

Helpful background skills:

  • Experience working with low-income families and individuals
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish

Training will be provided on the first day.

Weekly time commitment: 3, 6, 9 or 12 hours.

Days and times volunteers are needed: Tuesday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Volunteers can choose one or several days.

1 Shift

  • 07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Choose one or several days Tuesday-Friday for 3, 6, 9 or 12 hours weekly per volunteer choice
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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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/

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

1051 Bing StreetSecond Harvest of Silicon ValleySan Carlos, CA 94070

(37.49609,-122.24456)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Spanish
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 3
  • Orientation or Training
  • Choose one or several days Tuesday-Friday for 3, 6, 9 or 12 hours weekly per volunteer choice. Commitment of 2 months.

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