Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Food Distribution in Newark

Volunteer and make a measurable difference in the lives of many by helping sort, organize and package items for distribution to families. This volunteer opportunity is dedicated to battling hunger and poverty in our community. Tasks may vary such as distributing food goods to Newark residents. Assist with signing in recipients before receipt of food goods, by verifying identification and receiving signatures.
 

Volunteer Guidelines: COVID-19

  • Protective Equipment: Masks, Gloves, and Sanitizer will be provided
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 Need-To-Know

  • Volunteers will receive a brief orientation upon arrival
  • Volunteers should wear clothes they are comfortable working in
  • Being flexible is a plus as tasks may change based on necessity
  • Ability to lift and move potentially heavy boxes is a plus
 
 

Your willingness to serve with a bright smile.


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