Ongoing volunteer opportunities

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Meals on wheels driver

  • Hours: 10:30 a.m. - noon

  • Volunteers can be scheduled for a particular day or can be on a substitute list.  Volunteers either deliver weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month.

  • Duties include:

    • Picking up pre-packed hot meals from partner site

      (Beechmont Community Center or Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital)

    • Deliver meals to homebound clients on specified route and return supplies to partner site

    • Communicate with Meals on Wheels coordinator about any client concerns

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Food packer

  • Hours: 1 - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday or 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on certain Monday evenings, with some availability between 9 a.m. - noon for pre-packing orders and shelving food.

  • Volunteers can be scheduled for a particular day or can be on a substitute list.

  • Duties include:

    • Packing groceries from shelves into bags for between 12 and 20 families

    • Following Dare to Care and USDA guidelines to assemble food orders

    • Restocking shelves as needed

    • Keep food pantry neat and free of hazards, adhering to food safety guidelines

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On-Call Interpreter

  • Hours: as available

  • Required skills: fluency in English, and a language other than English

  • Duties include:

    • Being on-call to help when a neighbor comes in and does not speak English well enough to be helped as effectively as possible. We’ll give you a call and (if you’re available) ask you to interpret for approximately 15 minutes so we can make sure they can get what they need.

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dare to care truck unloader

  • Hours: 9:30 - 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month

  • Duties include:

    • Unloading food deliveries (expect to lift boxes up to 40 lbs.)

    • Correctly shelving the items

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intake volunteer

  • Hours: 9 a.m. - noon or 1 - 4 p.m. (3 hour shifts)

  • Volunteers are scheduled for a particular half-day during the week

  • Duties include:

    • Conducting interviews over the phone with prospective clients

    • Assessing eligibility for programs

    • Using databases and web-based programs to gather information

    • Referring clients to other agencies

    • Scheduling financial assistance appointments

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produce-only distribution

  • Hours: 9 - 10:30 a.m. for setup, and 10:30 a.m. - noon for distribution every Wednesday

  • Duties include:

    • Sort and set out produce

    • Check identification and sign in clients

    • Assist clients with produce selection

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food pickup

  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (2 hour shifts)

  • Duties include:

    • Load cases of food into your own vehicle from warehouse or grocery store

    • Transport food to SLCM and help unload food into store room.

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Senior Commodities Delivery

  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1-2 hour shifts)

  • Food orders are delivered monthly

  • Duties include:

    • Pick up boxes of food, each weighing approximately 20 lbs., from SLCM and deliver to homebound seniors

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Neighbor Advocate

  • Hours: as available (The Neighbor Advocate Group will meet every other month)

  • Duties include: advocating and listening to neighbors' needs, goals, and challenges and working with the larger community to better connect resources and opportunities. Our goal is to create a better understanding of the needs of our community and to work on a grassroots level to make every household safe, happy, and healthy.

volunteer interest form

If you’re interested in any of the volunteer opportunities, please fill out this form and someone will contact you as soon as possible. If you have trouble filling out the form, please contact Nisha Kishor at (502) 361-7763.

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