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  • Welcome to New Volunteer OrientationVolunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • We are more than a food pantry.We are a resource center that educates, feeds and comforts people who need a helping hand during rough times. We are committed to building a healthy Worthington. We engage our community by serving our neighbors, and providing them with opportunities to serve one another.Volunteer Orientation 10/14

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  • Youth PolicyYouth volunteers are defined as 14 to 17 years of age with the ability to work independently on assigned tasks.Children or youth under the age of 14 are not allowed to volunteer without approval of the Executive Director.See Youth Policy for full details

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

  • Required PaperworkVolunteer Interest Form (youth version if applicable)

    Signed liability and photo release waivers (on back of Volunteer Interest Form)

    Civil Rights Training verification (sign log)

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

  • PURPOSE

    Promote the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual health and well-being of the community, and Provide, manage, and oversee nutritional, resource, and educational services to individuals and families in the Worthington area.Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • GUIDING PRINCIPALS

    In serving the community, our approach is based on education and prevention to promote the health and well being of individuals and families.

    We support individuals and families in their goals by assisting with nutritional needs and directing individuals to resources focusing on employment, basic needs and self-sufficiency.Volunteer Orientation 10/14

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  • Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • Open HoursHours of ServiceMonday11:00am -1:00pmWednesday6:00pm - 8:00pmThursday6:00pm - 8:00pmSaturday11:00am -1:00pm

    Volunteer Shift Times During Open HoursMonday10:30am -1:30pmWednesday5:30pm - 8:30pmThursday5:30pm - 8:30pmSaturday10:30am -1:30pm

    Note: Pantry Support shifts are also available! Please ask if you are interested in stocking the pantry.

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

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  • Volunteer Roles During Open Hours: Front of the HouseGreeter: manages the flow of neighbors through the process; manages the waiting area

    Interviewer: determines eligibility, updates computer records

    Resource Center Counselor: train to meet with clients for information & referrals.

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • Volunteer Roles During Open Hours: Back of the HousePersonal Shopper: assist neighbors with shopping in the pantry

    Backroom Shopper: behind the scenes, stocking

    Food Pantry Manager: train to run pantry operations during open hours.

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • Keeping our shelves full: Be Part of the TeamVolunteer Orientation 10/14

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  • What makes a goodGreeter, Interviewer and Shopper Friendly and empatheticAble to multi-taskMeet the needs of the neighborsFlexible, yet able to communicate policies, etc.

    Pantry ManagerAble to manage groups of people Adaptable and flexibleGreat problem solverThorough and detailed

    Resource CenterGood listenerObjectiveResourcefulPatientEmpathetic

    We have 40-60 families come through every shift.Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • What makes a goodPick-Up VolunteerAbility to lift 40 poundsAccess to truck or other vehicle with cargo capacity (minivans are great!)Good communication skills

    Receiver or Pantry Support Team MemberAdaptable and flexibleGreat problem solverThorough and detailedKnowledge of food is a plusAbility to lift 40 poundsTakes direction well

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • Volunteer Roles in the CommunityHelp with Fundraising Events and community awareness opportunities Farmers Market: Man table for 2 or 4 hour shift to inform community of WRP (at the Shops of Worthington in the winter)Organize a Food Drive - Perfect opportunities for schools, churches, and civic groups to participateHosting a book club, scouts meeting, birthday, party at the Pantry

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • Volunteer Roles Behind the ScenesFood Drive Helper: weigh, sort and stock large food drives.Do you have a special talent you would like to share? For instance, we need graphic designers, copywriters, web and social media experts, IT assistants, etc. Let us know!

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14

    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

  • What happens next?You will be contacted by a lead person for the area(s) you are interested inIf it is a pantry position during open hours, you will receive an email from our volunteer coordinator. They will schedule you for in-person training.After you are comfortable in your position, you will be given a when to help log in

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    Volunteer Orientation 10/14*

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  • Contact InformationMichelle RocheProgram Coordinator:michelle@worthingtonfoodpantry.org

    Main Phone: 614-985-1766

    www.worthingtonresourcepantry.orgJennifer FralicExecutive Directorjennifer@worthingtonfoodpantry.orgVolunteer Orientation 10/14

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