Volunteer Coordinator for Food Pantry
ORGANIZATION: Porchlight Community Services
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It takes a leader to make any worthwhile volunteer project happen - that's where a volunteer coordinator comes in. The Porchlight Community Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting new food pantry volunteers, answering emails, delegating tasks, and ensuring that the pantry has enough coverage, as well as training to run events as scheduled. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for a person interested in helping with hunger relief and environmental impacts.
Having a Volunteer Coordinator is essential to running Porchlight's food distributions for community members who need their services. It will allow them to free up resources to focus more on expanding their programs and offering more benefits to their clients.
Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months, 2-4 hours per shift
Onboarding Process: Applicants should submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and expect an interview. If selected, the coordinator(s) will need some training to familiarize themselves with Porchlight's volunteer schedule, opportunities, and distributions. For a quick learner, it can take 2 to 4 weeks.
Excellent writing skills
Supervisor or manager experience
Experience with email and email marketing campaigns
Good organizational skills
Basic/intermediate technology/computer skills
An interest in working with nonprofit organizations
Bachelor's degree in communications/business
Volunteer coordinator experience with nonprofit a plus
Physical Requirements: Able to type using a computer keyboard, answer phone calls, able to bend, and lift up to 20lbs (when volunteering in-person).
Note: This is a hybrid volunteer opportunity with part of the time spent at the Porchlight pantry and the rest can be spent volunteering from home.
Porchlight Community Services
Porchlight Community Services' mission is to work together to help eliminate food insecurity. They organize and manage a dual food rescue and food pantry program to help feed working families that are working towards self-sufficiency.
*Volunteer time shifts are broken down into the following time frames:
About Porchlight Community Services
8888 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite B, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92123, US
The mission of the Porchlight Community Services is to empower lives, promote healthy eating and eliminate food insecurity.
We run a dual program that provides a FoodSHARE for struggling families and a free option for low-income families to attain food. We are helping a community that is disproportionately affected by food insecurity - A people with generally no way of getting aid to reach self-sufficiency.
Every Thursday and Sunday, Porchlight Community Services processes over 3,000 pounds of rescued food that will be going to our community's families. Porchlight is volunteer-led, so they rely on their great community of folks that want to give back.
Porchlight provides a dignified experience for those seeking to change their circumstances and have access to nutritious food. As a "Choice pantry", their distribution events are set up like a grocery store. Clients come in and choose their food products while accompanied by a volunteer.
Volunteers help with unloading, sorting, organizing food items on tables, shelves, and refrigerators and freezers, cleaning, sanitizing, and making it comforting and appealing for those that will be coming to "select" their items later in the day.
Sign up to see how you can play a critical role in helping families have access to food while working toward achieving long-term financial stability.
San Diego, CA 92123
June 8, 2022