Food Pantry

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Regular Volunteers NICA is seeking volunteers who are willing to commit 3 hours of their time once a week to help NICA serve the community.
Dec 10, 2018  9:00AM
3 Hours
12 Shifts Available
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Julia Denny
  • amy fite
  • mike miller

More Details

Food Room

Client Assistance:

Help clients navigate the food pantry

Bag and prepare client food orders

Inventory food leaving pantry

Provide continuity of client service in absence of the pantry manager

Readiness

Restock food pantry shelves as needed

Take inventory, and report wanted/needed items to food pantry manager

Break down large packages of food into smaller portions

Accept and inventory incoming food donations

Maintain a list of food donors to receive a thankyou card

Cleanliness

Throw away spoiled/rotten food

Clean floors

Take out garbage

Wipe surfaces as needed

Foster a safe environment

Office/Admin

Projects

Assist with mailers (fold and stuff)

File and archive paperwork

Client outreach phone calls

Volunteer outreach phone calls

Help prepare for seasonal programs

Readiness

Assist with creation of client facing paperwork/forms

Data entry

Prepare reports as needed

Make volunteer services coordinator aware of needed/wanted office supplies

Assist with program management as needed

Assist with volunteer management as needed

Help with PC issues to the degree capable

Assist receptionist during busy periods

Answer phones as needed

Cleanliness

Organize and inventory office supplies

Scan and archive important documents

Wipe surfaces as needed

Reduce clutter in back office areas

Thrift/Clothing

Client Assistance

Help clients navigate the Thrift Store

Bag and prepare client/customer selections

Inventory goods leaving thrift shop

Provide continuity of client service in absence of the Thrift Store manager

 

Readiness

Restock and organize merchandise as needed

Take inventory, and report wanted/needed items to Thrift Store manager

Accept and inventory incoming donations

Maintain a list of donors to receive a thankyou card

Cleanliness

Throw away worthless merchandise

Clean floors

Take out garbage

Fold, organize and/or clean merchandise

Wipe surfaces as needed

Foster a safe environment

Client Intake

Client Assistance

Run Reports as needed

Talk to clients

Did they bring the correct eligibility proof/paperwork?

Do they qualify for the assistance they requested?

What other needs do they have that NICA might fill?

Are there resources outside of NICA the client should seek?

Locate and refer client to other resources

Issue clothing/food/seasonal vouchers

Provide continuity of client service in absence of the programs manager

Update database with client information

Take and record client feedback

Assist case managers as needed

Assist with volunteer management as needed

Assist with seasonal program execution as needed

Advise programs manager of emerging community needs

Advise programs manager of possible process improvements

Answer phones as needed

Keep thorough case notes and assist marketing with donor outreach by relaying client stories

Cleanliness

Look after the organization and cleanliness of client lobby

Wipe surfaces as needed

Assist with cleanliness and organization of computer room and children’s playroom

Weekly Driver

Client Assistance

 Available to deliver food and other goods to clients as needed

Available to drive for other reasonable requests from clients

Readiness

Available to pick up donations of goods, and food

Available to assist in other areas if no driving tasks are needed

Assist with set up, break down and driving for outside events

Cleanliness

Assist in cleaning parking lot, and outdoor areas

Help load and unload goods and food

Assist in inventorying goods and food as needed

Assist in storing/stocking goods and food as needed

Senior Drivers

Client Assistance

Available to deliver food and other goods to senior clients as needed

Available to drive for other reasonable requests from senior clients

Readiness

Available to pick up donations of goods, and food

Available to assist in other areas if no driving tasks are needed

Assist with set up, break down and driving for outside events

Cleanliness

Assist in cleaning parking lot, and outdoor areas

Help load and unload goods and food

Assist in inventorying goods and food as needed

Assist in storing/stocking goods and food as needed

 

Float Drivers

Client Assistance

Available to deliver food and other goods to clients as needed

Available to drive for other reasonable requests from clients

Readiness

Available to pick up donations of goods, and food

Available to assist in other areas if no driving tasks are needed

Assist with set up, break down and driving for outside events

Cleanliness

Assist in cleaning parking lot, and outdoor areas

Help load and unload goods and food

Assist in inventorying goods and food as needed

Assist in storing/stocking goods and food as needed

Senior Handyman

Client Assistance

Perform home maintenance and repair tasks for seniors and disabled persons

Readiness

Assist with outreach efforts in senior community

Queue up tasks, and notify senior clients of date/time available

Assess any special tools/skills needed for each task, and advise whether or not task can be performed based on available resources

Assist with volunteer management as needed

Advise programs manager of community needs

Suggest possible program/process improvements to programs manager

Assist with repair/improvement tasks at NICA’s facility as needed

Cleanliness

Clean and organize job site before leaving

Organize and inventory tools/supplies

Assist in cleaning organizing other areas as needed

 

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