Volunteer in our Food Pantry - Emergency Response


  


Project Description:

 

Welcome to El Buen! You are one step closer in helping us address food insecurities in Central Texas! We need your help more than ever to serve our community in ensuring families gain access to healthy food and community resources. Please read the following volunteer roles available and their descriptions 

 

COVID-19 update: We are still working with volunteers! To read more about the safety processes and all we’re doing to minimize risks for volunteers please see our Volunteer FAQ. 

 

To be eligible to volunteer, the following statements must all be true:

  • I am not feeling ill nor have possibly been exposed to a communicable disease (regardless of how you feel), and I have not recently  tested positive for COVID-19 whether I am exhibiting symptoms or not.
  • I have not been exposed to someone who is sick, tested positive for COVID-19, or been exposed to someone who is self-quarantining.
  • I have both shots of the COVID-19 Vaccine 

Please review CDC's recommendations on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 by following this link: How to Protect Yourself

  

Volunteer Roles Available

 

Our Food Pantry operates Monday-Thursday in the mornings. We prep on Mon & Wed and have our public drive through food distribution on Tues & Thurs. Below are the descriptions and schedules for each day of the week.

 

You are more than welcome to volunteer as many days during the week but we require a minimum of one day per week. We also ask for a volunteer commitment of an entire semester (16 weeks). We are currently in our Fall semester which is from August 11 -  December 17, 2021. 

 

Mondays - 8:00AM-9:00AM

Help us unload several hundred pounds of food from the Central Texas Food Bank truck, weigh and document order. 

 

Mondays - 9:00AM-11:30AM

Help us organize and restock food dentations and prep dry good bags for our food pantry. 

 

Tuesdays - 7:00AM-10:00AM

Help us distribute food pantry bags to up to 180 families on this day. We need volunteers to make bags of fresh produce and run bags to the distribution area. One volunteer will help our staff load bags into vehicle trunks or truck beds. 

 

Wednesdays 9:00AM-11:30AM

Help us organize and restock food dentations and prep dry good bags for our food pantry. 

 

Thursdays - 7:00AM-10:00AM

Help us distribute food pantry bags to up to 180 families on this day. We need volunteers to make bags of fresh produce and run bags to the distribution area. One volunteer will help our staff load bags into vehicle trunks or truck beds. 

 

By signing up, you are agreeing that you have reviewed CDC's recommendations on how to protect yourself and are committed to arriving at El Buen on time for your shift. If you need to cancel, please make sure you do it in a timely manner since we are a small team. Every person on our team counts! 

 

 

How to use this system:

  • Click "Apply to participate in this project"  toward the end of this page.
  • Create an account with your email and name and follow the steps or sign in with a Google, Microsoft or Facebook account. 

After you apply:

  1. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to our next virtual safety and volunteer training. (REQUIRED) If you can't attend, you can reschedule with our volunteer coordinator. 
  2. Confirm your role and volunteer schedule after the training
  3. Begin Volunteering!

To learn more about our food pantry visit: https://elbuen.org/wellness/food-pantry/ 

 

Contact us for any questions or concerns. 

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Start Date: Mon, Aug 2, 2021
End Date: Fri, Dec 31, 2021
Volunteers Needed:
Registration Closed   
Meeting Location: El Buen Samaritano (Two-story tan building)

7000 Woodhue Dr. Austin, Tx 78745

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Project Organizer: Roxanna Fuentes
rfuentes@elbuen.org
Project Category:
El Buen Samaritano / Food Pantry