TYPICAL VOLUNTEER DUTIES INCLUDE
Sorting and repackaging food at our warehouse
Distributing food to clients at any of our many Mobile Pantry or Senior Food Box sites
Helping out at special events hosted by or benefiting the Food Bank
REGULAR VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR WAREHOUSE SHIFTS:
Tuesday – Thursday: 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. / 5:30 p.m -8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. / 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Afternoon volunteer sessions have been cancelled for February 4, 5, 11, and 12. Evening sessions will still be held.
There will be no volunteer sessions held on Saturday, February 14 in observation of the President's Day holiday weekend.
Ready to get started? Great! Please complete the Individual or Group Volunteer Application. Once your application has been submitted, visit the Volunteer Information Center to view the calendar of upcoming volunteer opportunities and schedule yourself or your group for a date and time that works well for you.
Please note: Prior to volunteering, all individuals and groups must make a reservation so we can plan an appropriate task for the number of volunteers.
OUR YOUTH POLICY:
Children over 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
Must be 16 and over to participate without an adult
COMMUNITY SERVICE POLICY:
Court-Mandated Community Service
Charges related to an act of violence or theft of any kind are prohibited.
Every shift must be scheduled in advance. We require a minimum of 48 hour's notice. No walk-ins.
Must provide additional documentation, including specific offense and case number.
Upon completion of hours, we require 72 hours' notice to prepare verification or completion letter.
Need more information? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Burdick, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (775) 785-5957.
Last year our volunteers gave 24,000+ hours of their time, talent and dedication that helped us to feed more than 200,000 people. This is the equivalent of 10 full time employees that helped keep our costs in check and feed more people.
Once a year we recognize groups and individuals for their efforts. The top groups in 2013 were:
Sierra Nevada Job Corps
Boy Scout Troop 443
Reed High School National Honor Society
Sparks Christian Fellowship
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Nevada
K oinonia Family Services
Summit Christian Church
Many, many individuals also make volunteering an integral part of their lives to help others who have less know that the community cares.