Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteer today and help your local community! Volunteering at EVCSFB is a wonderful way to give back, have fun, and get involved. EVCSFB offers great opportunities whether you are looking to volunteer regularly or for a short-term project such as an event or holiday campaign.  We appreciate all those interested in volunteering at EVCSFB, as we rely on our volunteers to help us provide valuable servcie to the community.

EVCSFB policy requires that every volunteer fill out an application and participate in a volunteer orientation session prior to starting work with us. Please note: EVCSFB cannot accept volunteers with certain current or past criminal charges on their records, and background checks will be completed in advance. Most positions require that you be 18 or older, have a driver's license and auto insurance in advance. Other programs require you attend a special training session in addition to the volunteer orientation session.  We have opportunities for youth 5 to 17 to work at EVCSFB. See below.

For questions, or for more information, please contact EVCSFB at 509-784-7117 or evcsfb@nwi.net.

Volunteer Program

Help your neighbors and community. Our Volunteer program has been the life blood and cornerstone of our organizations success since its beginning. 

 

Event and Program Volunteers

Please consider volunteering for our Spirit of Giving Holiday Program, Health & Wellness Fair, Easter Egg Hunt, Mobile Food Bank or Summer Meals for Kids.

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Volunteer Opportunities - Monthly & Upcoming

 

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Youth Volunteers

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Current Volunteer Needs - For Month of March 2014

Volunteers Needed: Easter Egg Hunt April 19 - Clothes Closet - Food Bank - TRIPS drivers must own auto

Please Check our web page monthly and on our News and Events Page for upcoming or current needs for volunteers.

Thank You!

EVCSFB Volunteer Opportunities

We have the following opportunities for volunteers, perhaps one of them would be a good fit for you or someone you know (Some programs require you be 18 years old or older to work  - We have Volunteer Opportunities for children 5 - 17:

Food Bank Workers: Prepare food bags/boxes, assist, carry and deliver food boxes for neighbors in need. Volunteers needed Saturday for 4 hour shifts between 7 and 11 am and Wednesday 8 - Noon.  Must help with clean up. Three times a month.

Food Bank Sorters: Volunteers needed to help receive and sort food on Fridays 7 - 10 am, twice a month. Receive food, record and sign for, date food, stock shelves and prepare food for Saturday distribution.

Food Bank Client Assistants: Check ID, Take and give out applications, help clients sign intake logs. Saturday for 3 hour shifts between 8 to 11 am. Must help with clean up and tear down at close of food bank.

Food Recorders: Help collect, receive, weigh and record food donations. Sort and stock shelves. Monday through Friday shifts with various and flexible schedules, must be flexible.

KnaPaks for Kids: Volunteers will prepare food for totes for kids to take home for meals on week-ends. Volunteers will collect totes and restuff totes with food. Once a week.

Clothing Closet Bank: Volunteers needed to help receive, collect, record, inventory donations and sort clothes.  Monday through Saturday, flexible shifts.

Community Garden: Help plant, grow, water, maintain and harvest community garden for food bank. Volunteers will weigh, record, and report produce harvested from garden. Flexible schedule.

Non-food Program Bank: Volunteers needed to help receive, collect, record, inventory and sort program donations. Monday through Saturday, flexible shifts.

Fundraising, Food and Non-food Drives: Volunteers will coordinate with administration on food, fund and non-food drives. Volunteers will hang flyers, media, newsletters and presentations. Flexible schedule.

Data Entry Volunteers: Volunteers with strong computer skills and attention to detail required. Monday through Friday shifts with flexible schedules are available. Person will accurately input client information into data system. Other duties include filing, answering phone, and letter writing.

Administrative Assistant: Volunteers with strong computer skills and attention to detail required. Strong communication skills, in writing, phone techniques and professional skills, and work ethics. Volunteers will help with volunteer hours, donor letters, tax receipts and board communications, meetings, minutes, recording, reporting and bookkeeping logs. Program and event reports, logs and records. Filing is a must! Volunteer will do monthly, quarterly and annual spreadsheets, input data, and make reports.

Inventory Assistant: Volunteers will help with inventory of non-food items, record, log, donor files and reports. Must have strong skills in data entry, math, data forms, spreadsheets, attention to detail and work ethics.​

Grant Assistant: Volunteers with strong compurter skills and attention to detail required. Help with researching grants and funding. Should have strong communication skills, in writing, researching and phone techniques.

Cheer Club: Volunteers with good hand writing, communication and writing skills to send out greeting cards to donors, clients, volunteers and public.

Kitchen Cooks & Assistants: Help cook, prepare, serve meals, with Summer Meals lunch, Friday Dinners, and some morning meals, clean kitchen and do dishes. Must have a food handlers card and abide by food safety procedures and regulations. Monday through Friday.

Volunteer and YOUth In Action Assistants: Help assist volunteer coordinator with youth volunteers, adult volunteers, in volunteer opportunities. Help with calls, record hours, reports, committees, events, activities, facebook, United Way Connections, website and volunteer services and programs.

CHORE Volunteers: Help clean, light housekeeping for elderly and disabled once a month 2 - 3 hours. Must have car, driver's license and auto insurance. Must take CHORE training, turn in monthly reports.

TRIPS Drivers Volunteers: Drive clients to medical appointments, Entiat free clinic, EVCSFB events, workshops, meals and programs. Deliver food boxes, meals, medical supplies, books/videos, gift baskets and donations to clients. Record client trips, turn in monthly reports. Must have driver's license, auto insurance and use own car. Must take driver's training course.

Share-A-Row: Volunteers to collect, harvest, pick donations of fruit/produce, record, weigh, sort and refrigerate donations. Must be in good physical condition, have car, drivers license and auto insurance, attend training session.

Entiat Hat Project: Volunteers knit hats for children, adults in the comfort of their homes, or with other knitters. It is the volunteers choice. Make one hat or scarf a month, a day, a week or whenever you can. Yarn, hoops and knitting needles are provided. You must record your hours and number of skeins used and hats/scarves made. Requirements: want to be useful no age requirements, and at your own time.

Youth/Children Volunteer Assistant: Help with youth/children activities, crafts/arts, and events for after-school program, calling volunteers, parents, letter writing, help with reports, special events and programs. Must be 18 or older, attend training, have own car, auto insurance and drivers license.

Receptionists: Answer phones, greet clients, check in visitors for services, and help with miscellaneous clerical tasks. Must have experience, a professional demeanor, and the ability to stay calm under pressure. 

Benefit Services Assistant: Need one additional person to accurately input client information into system. Other duties include setting up client interviews.

Employment Options Assistant: Need one additional person to assist with helping clients in job skills, employment training, setting up interviews with employers, and client applications and records. Must have strong professional skills, detail to work, work ethics and computer skills.

Senior Services: Need one additional person to assist with helping elderly and disabled with numerous programs and services. Assist Administration with setting up services, calling volunteers, appointments, interviews, and researching services. Strong professional skills, detail to work, work ethics, strong communications in phone, personnal and written correspondence, and computer skills.

Senior Programs provide opportunities for adults to contribute to our community through active volunteerism. Become a volunteer driver, assist with event food preparation, meal service, set up/take down and cleaning after programs, meal delivery, house cleaning and more. We invite you to browse our complete list of programs. All volunteers are required to complete a application and pass a background check.

Children and Family Programs: EVCSFB Family, Children and Youth Programs provide a variety of opportunities to help with events, classes and activities throughout the year.  We invite you to browse our complete list of programs. Youth programs provide adults a variety of opportunities to volunteer as chaperones, mentors, instructors, event judges and help with programs, events and activities. 

Community Connections: EVCSFB has opportunities for local groups, businesses and churches who wish to volunteer in their community by organizing service in their community.  Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year and also are listed on our Services page.

Entiat Regional Health Clinic: Volunteers need in all medical fields to evaluate clients, access client health at health clinic. Must be 18 or older, apply for volunteer malpractice insurance (no cost), attend health clinic training orientation session.

ERHC Assistant:Greet clients, check in visitors for services, assist client with application forms, file, help with miscellaneous clerical tasks. Must have experience, a professional demeanor, attention to detail, know how to operate a copier, and ability to communicate and stay calm under pressure. Medical background would be helpful in this volunteer position.

Ongoing Opportunities Available

Host/Hostess for meal program Fridays

Breakfast and lunch assistants

Intake workers

Maintenance and clean up

Musicians, entertainers, artists, presenters, crafters, etc.

Special Project volunteers

Runners for programs and projects

Youth/Children Opportunities Available

Serve or host meal programs

Assist with Clothing Closet

Greet clients

Hang or go door to door with flyers

Talent needed for dinners and other events

Make and decorate boxes and bags for clients

Make flyers to spread the word about hunger, poverty and homelessness, events, programs,etc.

Help an elderly or disabled person clean their yard or do snow shoveling with your class/team or group

Collect non-food items or food items

Participate in Kids "Sprouts" gardening club, grow vegetables and donate to food bank

Help assist with website, facebook and United Way Connections in keeping it updated

Help with newsletter

Do a fundraiser, food or non-food drive - diapers, toiletries, bread, sell plants/seeds, school supplies, clothing, etc.

Help at the food bank, clothing closet or answer phones

Take photos, do a slide share, make a video, etc.

Help get more volunteers

Learn how to cook, prepare and serve a meal to our clients

Help prepare lunch sacks, KnaPaks

Help wrap presents for holiday baskets/gifts

Help prepare birthday gifts, book/video bags, holiday gifts for homebound elderly

Collect coats, mittens, clothing, hats

Knit hats and scarves for children

Don't see anything here you would be interested in?

If you have an idea, let us know, we are always open to suggestions... Contact us here

Thank You for making a difference in your community and for your neighbors in need!

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PO Box 697 - Entiat, WA 98822 - 509-888-3999 - evcsfb@nwi.net

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.