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Food Pantry Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 74 people are interested

  • Hours per week needed: 2-3 hours per week
  • Days/time preferred : Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am and/or Wednesdays, 8:30-11:00am
  • Commitment: 3 month approx
  • Requirements: Ability to do some moderate lifting and moving of food. Patience and a sense of humor.
  • Duties: On Tuesdays, help receive food delivery of ~2,000 pounds from CT Food Bank trucks by moving boxes into the food pantry and stocking shelves. On Wednesdays, supervise the distribution of food and household items to up to 100 households, in a fair and equitable way.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Every Tuesday morning 9:30-11:00am and/or every Wednesday morning 8:30-11:00am
  • morning / 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Every Tuesday morning 9:30-11:00am and/or every Wednesday morning 8:30-11:00am
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

Location:

235 Nicoll St, New Haven, CT 06511, US

Mission Statement

The mission of IRIS is to enable refugees and other displaced people to establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities.

Description

In fiscal year 2016, the U.S. government invited 97,263 refugees from all over the world to come to this country. Over 900 came to Connecticut, where they were placed with one of three refugee agencies, including IRIS, which welcomed 475. Their needs are significant and IRIS is their primary resource as they begin to rebuild their lives after years of persecution and displacement. IRIS helps refugees on the road to self-sufficiency by providing lifesaving support during their transition to life in the United States
IRIS provides a wide array of services to these new Americans including daily English lessons, education and youth programs, access to health care and a thorough multi-day cultural orientation. IRIS also works intensively with each new arrival to begin the important work of finding employment. IRIS attempts to meet all of the needs of its clients by providing extra services including a women’s group and a variety of young people’s groups. And if family members have been left behind, our legal office will work to reunite them.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

235 Nicoll Street, 2nd FloorNew Haven, CT 06511

(41.32097,-72.90776)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per week, 3 month approx

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