Well, science proves it! If you want to live a long and happy life- 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!
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 the Neighbor’s Choice Pantry is always full and has a variety of items available.
Drivers – Volunteers drive either the 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 Pantry Manager, Yoli Fuentes, at 616.455.9411 Ext 1 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.