Volunteer Opportunity Details

Family Food & Clothing Pantry Coordinator

Volunteers of America Oregon

234 SE 7th Ave, Portland, 0 97214

Start Date: 01/30/2019 9:30am

End Date: 01/30/2020 3:30pm

Young children in families under increased stress find support and develop bonds in our therapeutic classrooms, but also need access to new clothes and healthy food to take home. Develop your leadership potential through taking ownership of the design and maintenance of our Family Relief Nursery's food and clothing pantry. Learn about early childhood education and social services along the way! Maintain an inventory of items and work with staff to procure donations. Keep the space tidy and inviting. If you have experience in a retail and/or office environment, have strong communication skills, love children, and are able to commit 4-6 hours 2 times per month M-F between 9:30am and 3:30pm, you will enjoy this opportunity to exercise your initiative and creativity, support vulnerable families, and be part of an excellent team. Orientation, on-going support, and references provided! You can play a vital role in keeping children safe and families strong by reducing stressors parents’ experience. Make food and clothing available to them in a fun and organized "shopping" experience, while they visit our relief nursery for respite and parenting support. Opportunity Requirements: • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity. • Occasional lifting of materials up to 50 lbs. • Sufficient mobility to staff food/clothing pantry. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position functions. Locations: 234 SE 7th, Portland OR 97214 2609 SE 136th Ave, Portland OR 97236 Family Relief Nursery: Provides essential services for families including parent education, therapeutic classrooms, home visitation, and other wrap-around services as a part of our early childhood programming. We are a prevention and intervention program that provides essential services at no cost, helping families establish safe, stable home environments

Contact Info

Camille McDaniel, volunteer@voaor.org, 5035952009

Registration details: https://www.voaor.org/get-involved