Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering is a way to assist others while gaining new skills and experiences. We recognize that the reason for volunteering differs for every individual. Below are a few reasons why volunteering at the Friendship Food Pantry can be rewarding!
- Assist students in need
- Gain experience working with clients
- Earn community service hours
- Practice new skills
- Meet new people
- Build your resume
Intake volunteers assist pantry clients by helping them complete required documentation, providing referrals, guiding them through the shopping room, and stocking the pantry as needed. Intake volunteers also assist with data entry. This opportunity is great for someone with excellent customer service, computer and communication skills!
Lead volunteers are individuals who have served in the capacity of an intake volunteer for at least one semester. They assist the Food Pantry Coordinator with training new volunteers. Lead volunteers will also assist in planning events on campus such as donation drives, fundraisers and may staff an informational table at on-campus fairs.