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Food Pantries / Family Outreach Archive
EPS works with pregnant and parenting women and families. We are a pro-life agency dedicated to helping women build a healthy future through a medical clinic, GED classes, Parental Education and Material Resources. Volunteer opportunities include working as a receptionist, educational assistant and advocate for life-affirming alternatives.
Volunteer training is provided and we can accept individuals as well as groups of volunteers planning on a one time or continuing opportunities!
Volunteers are needed to sort and repackage food, assemble packs of food for our backpack program and work special events in our community. One-time and repeat volunteers are both welcome. We can accommodate individual volunteers but prefer to have groups 4-20 people. Individual volunteers are welcome Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to Noon. Groups of 12-20 are scheduled Monday through Friday from 1 pm to 3:30 PM. No special skills necessary, but attire must include closed-toe shoes and a shirt with sleeves (no tank tops). It would be great if regular volunteers available to help with SNAP (food stamp) outreach are bilingual in Spanish. Special events could be any day of the week or weekend – follow us on Twitter or Facebook for upcoming events!
All interested volunteers (or group representative) should complete the volunteer application form on our website at: http://foodbankheartland.org/make-difference/donate-time/default.aspx.
The Salvation Army seeks volunteers to help improve lives in our community. Various one-time and on-going opportunities including TurkeyFest, Toyland, and bell ringing.
Volunteer numbers vary depending on the event. Some registration
is required prior to volunteering. Single-time volunteers are most often needed,
although you are welcome to volunteer at multiple events.
No special skills necessary.
Together is a homelessness prevention agency. We provide necessary resources to individuals and families in our community so they can maintain their homes. Volunteers support Together by helping in our pantry. We can host small and medium groups as well support special projects such as building maintenance and donation drives for food, hygiene, kitchen essentials, and house hold items such as plates, cups, small appliances, silverware, and pans. Your support provides hope, dignity, and compassion to those that otherwise would not have it. We can accommodate any number of volunteers and welcome both long-term and one-time service. No special skills required.