March                     2014

Want to Volunteer?  Start Here!

Welcome to Entiat Valley Community Services FoodBank volunteer site!  Our success in providing food, clothing and direct-services for people in need for over 27 years is due fully to the contributions from our very dedicated volunteers.  More than 40 volunteers provide assistance to people in need. Throughout the past fiscal year, volunteers have contributed more than 7500 hours of their time! Some of them have been donating their time and energy for over 25 years.  Our volunteers range in age from eight years old to 92 years young!  Volunteers assist in many ways, at our food bank, health clinic, special events and they are very caring and wonderful people. We can't express our appreciation enough to our volunteers, they are our life blood, energy and our spirit!

EVCSFB Volunteers with:

providing transportation to medical appointments, and delivering food boxes or meals

medical personnel to provide medical care during clinics

assistance with sorting clothing, non-food and household items

housecleaning, yard care, friendly visits and phone calls

community kitchen, preparing meals, teaching classes and job training

benefit services, applying for client's food stamps, or social security, and referrals to shelters, legal aid and other social service agencies

community garden, planting and maintaining the garden, collecting donations of fresh vegetables and/or gleaning fresh produce

assistance in the food bank, sorting, stocking, preparing food boxes, client intake

teaching classes, tutoring and skills in employment, computers, education and services

providing meals for seniors, children and families

helping with administrative duties, data input, filing, bookkeeping and letter writing

assisting with events, fundraisers, hanging flyers, mailers, crafts, and activities

assistance with providing youth, senior, family, homeless and adult support services

During these hard economic times, many people in our community are in need of more than food. You can make a huge impact on our community and share your skills and talents by volunteering your time.

So many of our volunteers tell us that they get more out of volunteering through helping people in need. We've seen some wonderful relationships develop and we're looking for more people to put their skills into action.  Only a few hours a week can make a difference in the lives of people we serve! Want to help?

Be a part of that difference in people's lives and volunteer your skills today!

Entiat YOUTH In Action!

 

Entiat Valley Community Services Food Bank volunteer

service organization purpose is to perform community

service projects as a means to provide assistance to

those less fortunate.  Our goal is to assist in improving

the Entiat area to make a safer place for our youth.

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Our YOUTH In Action Program target population is at-risk families and youth, single-parent homes and those lacking adult supervision. We provide information and outreach for youth, famiies and parents on areas such as counseling, educational resources, social services and community resources.

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Entiat YOUTH In Action is currently made up of about 14 middle and high school students who volunteer their time for fund raising and carrying out projects aimed at bettering the community. Some of the projects are: food drives, toy drives, emergency kits for elderly, collecting coats and mittens for needy children, making and sending cards to homebound, community clean-up and 'Care Bags' providing toothpaste, tooth brushes, hygiene items to needy or homeless people. They also help keep the Senior Center and Cemetary areas clean and free of weeds.

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            Who Can Join?            

Any youth who is in 4th - 12th grade (9 to 17 years old) and is a member of the Entiat community. Members must attend regular meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  We even have things for children 4 to 8 years of age to do too! Whether it is helping others, working in our own community or other communitites, we have fund doing it!

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Members can qualify for service hours, service pins, awards, t-shirts, scholarships, and other fun things! All youth members have voting rights and decide on projects and fundraisers to do or to develop new projects to help the needy and the community.  Want to Join? Click Here.

                        

​Volunteer! 

Ready to Volunteer?

Check out our Volunteer Opportunities

Food Bank

Every two weeks, a Thursday, the Food Bank prepares food bags for our neighbors in need and stock the shelves, and deliver food bags to the homebound. On Fridays we distribute food and prepare and serve meals. Other postions are client intake, carrying bags/boxes for clients, interpreter, and cleaning.

Summer Meals for Kids Program!

Only have time during the summer months? Volunteers to help prepare and distribute lunches to children throughout the months of June, July and August. Volunteer 3 - 4 days a week, 1 - 3 hours a day. Training is necessary.

Share-A-Row - Community Garden

Do you love to garden or just like being outside? EVCSFB has raised beds during the summer months where volunteers help to plant, maintain, and harvest fresh produce that is distributed to families. Volunteers can grow vegetables in their garden and donate a row to the food bank in our Share-A-Row program. Volnteers are also needed to collect donated produce, pick and harvest produce and fruit trees.  EVCSFB Kids 'Sprouts' Garden Club allows youth to participate in our Commuinty Garden by learning about vegetables, growing and cooking. Click Here to find out more.

Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteers are needed to help hide eggs, be a lead person in one of our 4 egg hunt groups, assist in Egg Rolling Contest, pinata, and signing children in.

Entiat Regional Health Clinic

Volunteers in medical care are needed at the clinic one Thursday a month,

3 hours a shift. If you are a doctor, nurse, physician assistant we need your help to provide free healthcare services to the uninsured and underinsured.

Read More to find out how.

Friends and Neighbors - Potluck Dinners

Only have a couple hours a month or in the evening, then the Potluck Dinner is the perfect opportunity for you! Once a month we prepare dinners at the Entiat Grange for seniors, disabled and isolated people to enjoy. The community brings dishes of their favorite recipes to share with others. EVCSFB prepares the main dish. The program provides entertainment, presentations on a variety of subjects from various people and organizations, workshops, and activities to do. We could use some extra hands preparing meals, signing in people, calling people, hanging flyers, planning events for our potluck dinners.

CHORE - Senior Support Services

CHORE provides seniors and disabled who are ill, or have recently been discharged from the hospital or healthcare facility with light housekeeping. If you only have a couple of hours a month, this is an opportunity for you to help seniors or disabled, one day a month.  Training is provided.

TRIPS

Transportation for elderly or disabled who do not qualify for transit services or who do not have any transportation to medical appointments. Volunteer to drive one day a week or month to assist elderly in seeing their doctors. Only requires a couple of hours per trip, you decide when you are available. Training provided. Volunteers need a reliable car, auto insurance, current drivers license and background check.

​​Help make a difference and sign up to volunteer today!

Are you looking for ways to serve or volunteer in your community?  Fill out the following form and someone will be in contact with

you as soon as possible.

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Entiat  Valley Community Services FoodBank is a non-profit public charitable service tax-exempt organization under IRS Code 501 (c) (3) and is registered in Washington State Public Charity Program. Participates in Washington State Combined Fund Campaign (designation #1480537). Will provide Federal tax identification information upon request. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.