Food Pantry Volunteer

Food Pantry Volunteers will assist in greeting consumers, helping consumers fill out forms, stocking food pantry, packing grocery bags, unpacking food deliveries, cleaning the pantry, and taking inventory.

Purpose
To maintain a clean and well-stocked food pantry; to provide free groceries to individuals and families who struggle to feed themselves.
Working Relationships
Volunteers work with the Director of Community Programs, Community Programs Assistant, and other Emergency Food Program volunteers. Volunteers are also expected to be polite and courteous to all East End House consumers and friends.
Duties
Maintain cleanliness and orderliness in the Food Pantry
Greet consumers and help them with the check-in and sign-up processes
Relay information regarding pantry rules and regulations to consumers
Understand and uphold pantry rules and regulations
Bag groceries for individuals and families who come to the food pantry
Assist in unloading the food deliveries from Food for Free and the Greater Boston Food Bank
Keep the pantry stocked and clean, breaking down, tying up, and disposing of all boxes and other waste
Maintain a safe, healthy environment for all East End House consumers, adhering to proper EEH and Department of Health Guidelines
Requirements
Must adhere to the East End House Staff Ground Rules for Working Together as outlined in the East End House Personnel Policy Handbook
Must be friendly and courteous to all East End House consumers and friends
Ability to establish positive working relationships with staff and consumers
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and be willing to unload delivery truck, stock pantry, and transport food
Must be a positive ambassador for East End House in the community
Must be reliable and on time

Farmer's Market Volunteer

East End House brings fresh produce and canned foods, as well as entertainment, to low-income housing complexes for seniors and people with disabilities. Volunteers will assist in all aspects of the Farmer's Market, including transporting food, loading and unloading, set-up, bagging and handing out food, break-down and clean-up.

Purpose
To provide fresh and non-perishable foods to community members who cannot access the Food Pantry due to specific barriers, including but not limited to age, mobility, disability, and transportation.
Working Relationships
Volunteers work with the Director of Community Programs, Community Programs Assistant, and other Emergency Food Program volunteers. Volunteers are also expected to be polite and courteous to all East End House consumers and friends.
Duties
Assist in loading food into vehicles, transporting food, and unloading at the site
Assist in setting up Farmer's Market, unpacking boxes and organizing food
Greet consumers and help them with the check-in process
Understand and uphold Farmer's Market rules and regulations
Bag groceries for consumers
Assist in breaking down and cleaning up Farmer's Market, including breaking down and tying boxes
Respect the entertainer of the event and be quiet and attentive during performance
Maintain a safe, healthy environment for all East End House consumers, adhering to proper EEH and Department of Health guidelines
Requirements
Must adhere to the East End House Staff Ground Rules for Working Together as outlined in the East End House Personnel Policy Handbook
Must be friendly and courteous to all East End House consumers and friends
Ability to establish positive working relationships with staff and consumers
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and be willing to unload delivery truck, and transport food
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