Volunteer

Volunteer

Without volunteers, Just Food would not be able to provide food for thousands of hungry people every month. Get together with a social, church or work group and spend a day with us. Each volunteer must go through approximately a 30 minute orientation to sign confidentiality agreement and learn about Just Food. Once you have signed up for orientation, and attend, you will receive a confirmation email with access to our online scheduling system. Each volunteer must be at least 14 years of age, unless accompanied by a parent.

Please click on the link below to fill out our volunteer application form. If you need any help throughout the process, please email our Director of Volunteers and Community Engagement,  Elizabeth Stephens at estephens@justfoodks.org or call 785.856.7030.

Click here for Volunteer Application Form

 

Here is a list of our volunteer opportunities:

Choice shopping assistant   –  reports to Hilary Brown, Director of Operations 
Times needed:
Monday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

  • Weigh and record incoming goods
  • Sort and screen goods
  • Sort and bag produce, bred
  • Stock shelves
  • Prepare bags/boxes for clients

Client intake assistant   –  reports to Hilary Brown, Director of Operations 
Times needed:
Monday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

  • Assist new clients with application form
  • Screen and register clients
  • Get clients’ food
  • Provide additional resource info

Local produce/bread pick-up –reports to Hilary Brown, Director of Operations
Times needed:

Monday, 1:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday – Friday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

Thursday: 8:00pm-8:30pm

Saturday 11:00-12:00

Sunday 11:00-12:00 and 4:00-5:00

  • Pick up bread from local stores and deliver to warehouse
  • Pick up produce from local farmers and deliver to warehouse
  • Grocery Recovery

Office assistant – reports to Elizabeth Keever 
Times needed:
Monday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

  • Keep all statistics
  • Prepare monthly reports to director and board
  • Prepare 30-day list twice weekly
  • Answer phones; provide information as needed
  • Filing
  • Prepare and mail correspondence for director
  • Prepare and mail thank-you letters for monetary donors
  • Other office work as needed

Data entry –reports to Elizabeth Keever
Times needed:
Monday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

  • Enter client information into Food Pantry Database

 

Just Cook Volunteer –reports to Aundrea Shafer
Times needed:
Thursdays 5:00 – 7:30 pm

  • Help volunteer chef and participants facilitate cooking classes including prepping ingredients, dishes and shopping for ingredients.

Just Grow Volunteer  – reports to Aundrea Shafer
Times needed:
Times flexable

  • Maintain grounds of the Just Food garden
  • Turn compost
  • Pull weeds
  • Harvest produce