Below is a list of the opportunities that may be filled by volunteers, either on a regular or special basis. Please mark any categories where you would be interested in helping. Descriptions of each option are below:
MOBILE FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION: Distributing food to the community via drive-up distribution events, lifting of 22 to 24lbs. from table height required. Distributions happen Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in Spokane Valley and South Spokane County.
FOOD OUTREACH PACKING: Packing Mobile Food Bank Boxes and Food For Thought Bags. Working on “assembly line” packaging items for outreach distribution at our warehouse.
FOOD BANK STOCKING: Sorting, stocking, re-bagging, & packaging items for distribution.
TRADITIONAL FOOD BANK SERVICE: Our food bank serves clients Monday-Friday from 9-3 PM. Duties include giving out groceries, check-in, and helping patrons to vehicles, weigh and sort donations as needed, various housekeeping and distribution to special needs clients.
FOOD RESCUE: Must have a truck, van, or SUV. Pick up bakery donations at area grocery stores, usually between 9:30 and 10:30am.
CLOTHING BANK SERVICE: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-2:45pm Donation Intake: Weigh, sort, and stock donations in proper places. Clothing bank front desk: Greet and sign in families, weigh and sign out clothes (Computer skills helpful). (Clothing Bank is closed to the public on Monday for restocking).
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE: Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm
Reception: 2 shifts 8am-12pm – 12pm to 4 pm generally 1 day per week and possible substitute Answer telephone, take messages, greet and direct patrons to building services, and light office duties.
Data Entry: Weekly opportunity, hours are negotiable. Enter volunteer hours, help develop and maintain databases.
SPECIAL PROJECTS: These projects are seasonal and fun to do. October/November – Coats 4 Kids (2-4 weeks) November – Thanksgiving Food Baskets (2 days) Other Special Needs – As the need arises with at least 1-week notice.
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND OTHER SERVICES: Please share relevant skills in your field above. Needs may include: Moving storage items on and off site, Carpentry , Construction , Snow removal , Electrical, Trash removal, Mending/sewing, Plumbing, Yard maintenance, Painting, Income tax preparation, Transportation of people.