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Grocery Assembly Team Lead: help feed your homeless neighbors in Berkeley

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CONSIDER THE HOMELESS

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Be a force for good: help feed the homeless by joining the Berkeley Still Cares grocery delivery program run by Consider The Homeless, a 100% volunteer, grass-roots mobile soup kitchen. We operate out of a residence walking distance from the North Berkeley BART.

Consider The Homeless is a nonprofit, grassroots organization in Berkeley, CA that is 100% volunteer. We deliver food and survival supplies to unhoused Berkeley residents living on the street, in their car, or in an encampment. We meet people where they are, literally & figuratively. We have a mobile soup kitchen that serves 100+ people 2x/week, rain or shine, and grocery bags of non-perishable proteins, fruits, other ready-to-eat foods & clean drinking water distributed to about 80 people 2x/week.

We are currently seeking two people to act as co-leads for the Grocery Assembly Team. This role is a leadership position that requires reliability, punctuality, good communication skills, the ability to motivate teams. It's great work experience for your resume, and you can feel really good about the impact your work will have.

Tasks

  • Manage schedule so that at least 6 people (in addition to a Team Lead) are available each Monday and Friday morning, 9 - 11:30 am

  • Respond to offers of help sent to you in email from Volunteer Match or referred by other volunteers.

  • As Team Lead, arrive at assembly site no later than 8:30 am, to setup assembly line (position folding tables, fetch a case of water bottles, organize grocery items into milk crates)

  • Orient any new volunteers to the process

  • Keep volunteers motivated and on-task during assembly

Qualifications

  • Must be available in-person Monday and/or Friday mornings from 8:30 - 11:30 am in Berkeley*

  • 1 to 2 years volunteer or work experience required.

  • Physical demands of the job include the ability to comfortably lift up to 40 lb, to stand and walk for up to 2 hours at a time

  • Must be present in person in Berkeley on Monday and Friday mornings.

  • Prefer a minimum 3-month commitment but will consider shorter periods.

*Grocery bag assembly is performed entirely outside so is very COVID safe. Training will be provided. Co-leads can decide how to share the work, perhaps alternating weeks or months, or working only Mondays or only Fridays.

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About CONSIDER THE HOMELESS

Location:

1349 HEARST AVE, BERKELEY, CA 94702, US

Mission Statement

CONSIDER THE HOMELESS! A small yet dedicated group of neighbors and friends who seek to alleviate the suffering of Berkeley’s homeless, our brothers and sisters who are living and sleeping on the streets of our fair city. Our goal is to offer whatever help we can to those living on the streets - beginning with the basic need for food. We strive to warm their bellies and their hearts while offering what we have, with a simple greeting and a smile. There is no hidden agenda. We gain their trust as we respect their privacy and we always treat them with the utmost respect.

Description

Consider The Homeless is a nonprofit, local grassroots organization in Berkeley, CA that is 100% volunteer -- we have no paid staff. We deliver food and survival supplies to unhoused Berkeley residents living on the street, in their car, or in an encampment. Unlike other services for the homeless, we do not require that people find their way to us. We go to them, and we meet them where they are...literally and figuratively. We have two primary programs: 1) A mobile soup kitchen that delivers hot, homemade soup with bread and survival supplies to over a hundred people, every Thursday and Sunday evening, rain or shine. 2) During the pandemic, we've also been providing grocery bags of non-perishable proteins, fruits, other ready-to-eat foods & clean drinking water to about 80 people on both Mondays and Fridays. We call this the "Berkeley Still Cares" program.

Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 2771Berkeley, CA 94702

(37.86806,-122.28524)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week if shared with co-lead; 8 hours per week if you manage both Monday and Friday shifts. (See Description, above.)

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