Warehouse/Food Rescue Driver

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ORGANIZATION: Valley Outreach

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Warehouse/Food Rescue Driver

Purpose: The Warehouse/Food Rescue Driver volunteer is responsible for processing incoming food deliveries and keeping food stocked in the food shelf, refrigerator, and freezer.

Description of Role:

The role of Warehouse/Food Rescue Driver Volunteer enhances our organization’s ability to directly impact our mission to provide food for those who need it, when they need it. Be a part of sustainability by cruising around Stillwater in the Valley Outreach branded box truck, collecting food donated by grocery stores and getting it into the hands of people who need it most.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive to local grocery stores to collect food past its marketability but not its usability, known as food rescue
  • Partner with another volunteer for collection
  • Load all food into box truck provided using a pallet jack, carts, dollies, etc.
  • Unload and weigh all food brought back to Valley Outreach
  • Adhere to food safety guidelines-collecting and documenting temperatures of product and handling and storing product safely (training and all equipment provided)

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Driver’s license and insurance
  • Pass background check
  • Comfortability driving box truck (no additional licensure required)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly
  • Ability to move and bend for loading and unloading product
  • Attend a 1 hour training and job shadow session
  • Be available to volunteer a minimum of 2x per month with a regular schedule
  • Commit to volunteering at Valley Outreach for 12 months

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift, push and pull up to 75 lbs. repetitively and safely.
  • Able to tolerate walking and standing on hard surfaces for up to 2 hours at a time.
  • Able to bend, reach and grasp cans of food.

Time Commitment: two times per Month

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7am-11am

10am - 11:30am

7am - 11am

10am - 11:30am

7am - 11am

Training and Support:

Food Rescue drivers volunteers will receive training from the Warehouse Coordinator prior to the start of their shift. New volunteers will shadow experienced volunteers prior to working alone. All volunteers will receive as needed training applicable to their position.

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About Valley Outreach

Location:

1901 Curve Crest Blvd W., stillwater, MN 55038, US

Mission Statement

We help people move their lives forward through basic needs services and personalized support. Volunteer with Valley Outreach! Sometimes people just need to know where to start before they can move forward and achieve their personal goals. Our work over the past 40 years, leads us to our mission today, "We help people move their lives forward through basic needs services and personalized support." Valley Outreach is a community-powered nonprofit that provides food, clothing, and personalized support to people who need help. All are welcome to come to Valley Outreach for assistance. We rely on volunteers to serve thousands of people every year. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, and youth to make a difference in the lives of people we help.

Description

How we help people.

All these services are offered at no cost to community members.

  • Easy access to nourishing food
  • Clothing for the whole family
  • Case management support based on individual need which includes:
    • Homelessness prevention
    • Resource and application support
    • Emergency financial assistance

When you volunteer with Valley Outreach, you make a positive difference in the community.

For more information visit www.valleyoutreachmn.org

Learn more about our organizational culture, including our commitment to equity and inclusion in our work www.valleyoutreachmn.org/about-us/

CAUSE AREAS

Hunger
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1901 Curve Crest BlvdStillwater, MN 55082

(45.03974,-92.8315)
 

SKILLS

  • Bus/Van Driving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 time per week

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