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ORGANIZATION: WELCOME TABLE INC

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

Sign up for shifts at tiny.cc/sjec

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Neighbor 2 Neighbor! We prepare and share bags of food (pantry staples + fresh produce) and diapers with low-income seniors, families, and immunocompromised East Austin neighbors. All volunteer activities are conducted according to recommended social distancing protocols, including the use of masks and gloves (provided upon request).

Please sign up for shifts at tiny.cc/sjec and contact volunteer@welcometableaustin.org with any questions.

VOLUNTEER JOBS
* Truck Unloaders (indoor/outdoor):
Move up to 3,000 pounds of pantry staples and produce. These shifts involve lifting and pushing/pulling dollies, so wear weather-appropriate athletic clothes.

* Packing Teams (indoor):
Small groups pack pantry staples, fresh produce and diapers using CTFB-required safety protocols, and set up for afternoon service.

* Service Teams (indoor/outdoor):
Volunteers help us check-in and distribute orders to neighbors.

* Pickup Diapers from Diaper Bank:
Pickup diapers from the Austin Diaper Bank and transport to St. James Episcopal Church where helpers will be available to unload. An SUV or truck is required. The diaper bank is located at 2210 Denton Dr, Suite 103, Austin, TX 78758.

*Unload Diapers (indoor/outdoor)
Unload, sort, and store diapers at St. James'.

St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road, is the meet-up point for all shifts and roles, with the exception of diaper pickup from the Austin Diaper Bank.

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About WELCOME TABLE INC

Location:

1941 WEBBERVILLE RD, AUSTIN, TX 78721, US

Mission Statement

Welcome Table builds communities that increase access to education and wellness for children, families and elderly neighbors in our east Austin community. In partnership with local schools and other nonprofit organizations we offer programs and resources intended to bring people together for learning, inspiration, sustenance and friendship. We practice hospitality and wholeness as we seek to create spaces where everyone feels welcome, where their gifts are celebrated and nurtured, and their needs are met.

Description

Welcome Table and partner Proyecto Santiago are focused on issues in the Hispanic, African-American, and minority neighborhoods in East Austin. Its outreach effort includes:

  1. Providing student and teacher assistance at Norman-Sims Elementary to improve student perfromance and create community around the school (includes reading with students, music for kids, mentoring, teacher appreciation events, and other projects)
  2. Organizing direct services for the community, including the Neighbor 2 Neighbor food pantry and community center, which s hares food, diapers, utility assistance, and caring community with our low-income neighbors in East Austin, with a special focus on our senior neighbors. In the last two years alone, we have generated 8,000+ of volunteer hours and shared over 320,000 pounds of food and more than 150,000 diapers with our neighbors.
  3. Discussing and presenting organizational skills to address community problems (such as coordinating and leading a presentation to the school board, city council, or appropriate agency). Leadership for such occasions is on part of, and by, community members. The emphasis is on community empowerment.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Seniors
Children & Youth, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1941 Webberville RoadAustinAustin, TX 78721

(30.28275,-97.67294)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Bilingual
  • Spanish
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • To learn about our shifts, please go to tiny.cc/sjec. The minimum commitment is just 1 shift (2 hours), but you can sign up for back-to-back shifts if you'd like to be there longer.

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