At IFM there are lots of ways to help...
Volunteer Job Descriptions:
Driver: Must have a truck or van and a good back to pick up perishable food items from local markets, starting at 7:30 am. Two - three hours, you select the dates to work. Training provided and helper assigned if needed.
Distributor: Sort food and fill grocery carts for clients, according to blue slips provided by Checkers and directions from Distribution Supervisor. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7am - 2pm (don't have to stay the whole time) or Saturday, 8am-1pm.
Checker: Greet, talk with clients to go over food choices and log their visit into the computer. 9am - 1:15pm shifts on Monday, Wednesday or Friday, or 9:30am - 12:30pm on Saturday. You choose your dates. Training provided.
Traffic Control: Control the flow of traffic into the IFM drive through lot. Direct cars to the appropriate kiosk. Lots of interaction with our clients. Keep main entrances clear. Distribute fliers and information to clients. 9am - 1:15pm shifts on Monday, Wednesday or Friday, or 9:30am - 12:30pm on Saturday. You choose your dates. Training provided.
Packer: Sort donated food, unload pallets of food, bag up oats/beans/rice, and pack staples bags. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7am - 10am, and Saturdays from 3 - 5pm.
Experienced Event Planners: Take leadership role in organizing an event while working with the fundraising team.
Maintenance: On call for repairs of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, repairs and for general cleanup.
Garden Program: Help establish and maintain various garden sites.
At Home Work: Variety of opportunities include stuffing and sealing envelopes and writing thank you notes. Phone work - completing phone surveys. Administrative/ computer work. Fundraising - donor acknowledgement and outreach.
Volunteering at IFM is a great way to give of your time and skills. The time you spend as an IFM volunteer is a gift to a disabled individual, a single mom, or a senior in need of food. It is a gift that gives hope to individuals and families whose situation may be dire, who may not know where their next meal will come from.
IFM volunteers are friendly and helpful. They are from all denominations and there is no requirement to belong to any church. All volunteers are part of a team effort to serve our community.