Today I want to help
“Please let me know when the next [volunteer] training session is. Thank you for your generosity in this food pantry event. This is great to be able to put food on the table (my table)” — A Wesley Evening Food Pantry Volunteer
So what kind of volunteering feels good to you? Is it something physical, like moving and building mini-mountains of canned goods? Is it working with people? Is it communicating needs and organizing the effort? Most of our volunteer needs revolve around the monthly food distribution and setup. We need people at different times, from mid-day thru evening, to unload, move and build those mini-mountains. The setup also requires printing and posting signs, keeping inventory and organizing the space. On the day of the pantry, we need people to guide clients through the process, help them move food to vehicles, entertain their kids, and break down boxes. In between pantry days, we can still use you: communicating needs, speaking to groups, organizing and training volunteers, and raising much-needed funds.
Volunteers of any age are welcome, from teenagers to seniors. And although the food pantry operates in a church, individuals of any faith are welcome. (In fact, most volunteers are from outside the church.) Disabilities won’t keep you from finding a role. You can shop for food yourself and also volunteer.
Training is required if you want to help during distribution. Training is not required for those helping unload the truck, setup, or cleanup.
Individuals who want to volunteer or schedule training, sign up online. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Groups, please read Group Volunteering at Wesley, then contact email@example.com to sign up.