volunteer-opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

It’s a Scientific Fact, Helping Others Helps You

Well, science proves it! If you want to live a long and happy live give of your time and talents to others. But honestly, your selfless gift of time and talent is a major investment in your community. Whether you stock a shelf or read to a child, your gift matters and goes towards building up your community one person at a time.

To inquire about volunteering at The Pantry please fill out a volunteer inquiry form below. The Pantry has a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, and groups. Opportunities are available daily, weekly, and monthly or as you wish. We ask only that volunteers ages 5-16 be accompanied by an adult. If you are ready to make the commitment, then jump ahead and complete an application and sign a statement of confidentiality. Thank you so much for giving your time and talent. We appreciate your support!

Volunteer Opportunities

The Pantry Intake Agents – Volunteers enter neighbor information into the countywide database, recording services provided and acting as first point of contact as people come to The Pantry.

Personal Shoppers – Volunteers assist clients in selecting items while shopping in The Pantry using recommended dietary suggestions and based upon family size.

Stockers – Volunteers sort and stock shelving so that The Pantry store is always full and a variety of items available.

Drivers – Volunteers drive either box truck or van to pick up food goods from a variety of manufacturers, agencies and churches; drivers are needed 7 days a week

Senior USDA Distribution – Volunteers help check-in neighbors and verify paperwork before distributing monthly USDA goods.

Summer Meals for Kids – Volunteers help by serving bagged lunches and snacks.

Reading with Kids – Volunteers read at lunch hour during our summer meal program and occasionally distribute books.

Committee Members – Volunteers spend time with other individuals to discuss, plan and execute certain plans and events.

Holiday Baskets – Volunteers sign up individuals for a Holiday Grocery Basket and / or Toys for Tots.

To join us as a volunteer, please contact Yolanda, Pantry Manager via email yolifuentes@thepantry.gr or by phone 616.455.9411

Interested in other opportunities? There are many ways to share your gifts with your neighbors! Email us if you have a specific idea to discuss.

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