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So What Else - Volunteer as Traffic Control for Food Distribution (Rockville)

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ORGANIZATION: So What Else

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

At our acclaimed Outdoor Food Distribution located in North Bethesda! Volunteer every Saturday, So What Else provides free food to over 1,500 people in the parking lot in front of our warehouse with the help of our incredible volunteer team.


Volunteers will help direct traffic and should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for a quick orientation. Volunteers should be able to stand for long periods. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and clothing to move around and get dirty. This event is entirely outdoors, so please dress accordingly and bring both water and a snack to your shift.

**Only 18 years and older, and you will be standing for a long time and be alone for the majority of the shift**

We encourage you to sign up for any shift, even if you can't stay for the entire time. Simply inform the site lead upon arrival so our team can accommodate your schedule.

Interested volunteers should sign up for shifts by checking out our VolunteerHub volunteering platform here: https://sowhatelse.volunteerhub.com/

Contact Person: Megan Joe | mjoe@sowhatelse.org | (240) 705 4345

Please feel free to contact Megan with any questions about our volunteer opportunities. If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please notify us by emailing mjoe@sowhatelse.org or canceling your reservation.


*To reach our warehouse, type "4924 Wyaconda Rd, North Bethesda, MD" into your GPS. This will take you directly to the entrance of the parking lot. After you pull into the lot, please look for the yellow parking spots immediately to your right. You can park in any of the yellow parking spots in the lot. Parking is not permitted in front of Dogtopia and against the fence. To find our warehouse entrance, look for signs for "Dogtopia" and then keep walking; our warehouse is to the left of Dogtopia*

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About So What Else

Location:

4924 Wyaconda Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, US

Mission Statement

So What Else’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area by providing food security, access to basic necessities, and high-quality out-of-school time programs in literacy, athletics, and the visual and performing arts while inspiring young people to give back to the community by creating volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages.

Description

So What Else (SWE) is a nonprofit founded in 2009 that strives to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in Maryland, D.C. & Baltimore by providing free food, home goods, high-quality, after-school time programs, and service opportunities to the children and families we serve. To support this work, we host a number of volunteer opportunities across the region in fields such as food recovery, teaching, event support and more. We strive to make volunteer service accessible & meaningful for people of all backgrounds, experiences, interests, capabilities, and capacities.

Roles are available for everyone (16 or younger may serve with a parent / designated adult guardian). Some tasks require a bit of bending and lifting (typically 2 to 5 lbs. occasionally up to 50lbs) and or being on your feet for extended periods. No one will be asked or expected to lift, carry or move any item that cause injury. Breaks and hydration are strongly encouraged. Smart teamwork and shared effort are paramount. Help from SWE site hosts and fellow volunteers is always available. For any special needs or considerations, please email volunteer@sowhatelse.org outlining your questions, concerns or requirements.


CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4924 Wyaconda RoadRockville, MD 20852

(39.04391,-77.09846)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 7:00am-12:00pm; If you can only commit for a couple hours please still sign up and email us what hours you can commit to. Thank you

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