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VOA Everett Food Bank Volunteers
We need warehouse help Monday through Thursday, beginning at 8:00. We could use help right through the day until 4:00. So if someone wanted to work an afternoon block of time, we would take them, gladly. A warehouse person would need to be able to do some lifting, 25+ pounds. It’s a definite plus if they can use a forklift. We could use about 10 volunteers, if we can find them
For the food bank, we need people for all shifts, Monday through Thursday. A shift is 8:00 until 11:45, and then from 12:00 until 3:15. There is some minor lifting on occasion but mostly the job involves some shelf stocking followed by some customer service. You do have to interact with all ages, a lot of different ethnic groups, and we appreciate volunteers who can speak Spanish, Korean, or Russian as well as English. Assuming volunteers want to work a single shift, we could use 40 or more people.
We also need a few folks with computer skills to do the intake at the food bank. If they are comfortable in front of a computer, we can usually train a volunteer in two three-hour sessions. We can use help on Monday mornings and Monday afternoons; on Tuesday mornings; and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons (12:00 until 3:00). We could use six volunteers.
Please contact WendiLee MacLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.259.3191 ext.2251 to sign up!
VOA Greenwood Food Bank Delivery Drivers
Volunteers of America’s Greenwood Food Bank is in urgent need of drivers and delivery assistants to help pick up food donations from local grocery stores. Drivers are needed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Delivery Assistants (who ride along with the driver) are needed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please contact Eunice How at 425.259.3191 x16002
Ability to lift 50 pounds
A valid drivers’ license
A copy of your Driver’s Abstract
Pick up donations from grocery stores using the food bank vehicle (a Sprinter van)
Help load and unload truck
Occasional delivery of pre-packaged food boxes to home delivery clients
Occasional warehouse help when not needed as a driver’s assistant
Volunteers of America Food Bank in Sultan
The Volunteers of America Food Bank in Sultan is looking for delivery drivers for the following shifts and routes:
Mondays from 9am-1pm. Truck goes to Everett Distribution Center and Snohomish Fred Meyer. Thursdays from 9am-12pm. Truck goes to Woodinville Costco and Monroe Grocery Outlet. Fridays from 8:00-11:30am. Truck goes to Bothell, Snohomish and Monroe Fred Meyers.
Please contact the Volunteer Manager at 425.259.3191 (ext. 2251) for more info.
Volunteer with the DRC
Volunteer opportunities are available with the Dispute Resolution Center's long-standing program at Monroe Correctional Complex. Opportunities may include assisting, designing or teaching a class, and supporting classes with involvement. Experienced volunteers can direct questions to Ilene Stark: email@example.com
Home Delivery Volunteers
Our Home Delivery Clients live within the city of Everett and receive deliveries once a month. The program reaches community members who are elderly, disabled, or otherwise unable to travel to the food bank. Home Delivery Volunteers are asked to make a six-month commitment to make at least one delivery to three clients each month. Contact WendiLee MacLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.259.3191.
Lamoureux Real Estate's 25 Years of Service
Our friends at Lamoureaux Real Estate are celebrating 25 years of helping families find great homes in Everett! As is such, they are offering up $25k to split between five local non-profits, one of which is our own Early Learning Program! To vote, follow the link and select VOA Early Childhood Education!
The event goes on until September 2013, but now is a good time, if any, to vote!
|What's New at VOAWW?
|Councilman Brian Sullivan's Editorial about Feinstein Challenge
Recently, Councilman Brian Sullivan wrote an editorial in the Everett Herald urging fellow Snohomish County residents to take part in the Feinstein Challenge. The event itself has a very positive effect on the VOA Everett Food Bank. Read the piece here.
VOAWW on King 5's (NBC) New Day Northwest
Our CAO, Will Raihl, was a guest on New Day Northwest to discuss several of VOA's events and fundraisers including Camp-In and the March Against Hunger. See the video here.
Camp-In in the Everett Herald
The Camp-In story was recently featured on the front page of the Everett Herald, which you can read here. And extra thanks to all of students, Youth Action Team, Homestreet Bank, Bank of America, Kohl's, and the Snohomish County Youth Collation!
2012 Tax Letters
At VOAWW, we appreciate the donations and efforts made by the community and volunteers at large. We are currently preparing our tax letters to send out to our donors who have given an accumulative amount of $250+ in 2012. If you would like to receive a tax letter, but have not donated the noted amount, please email email@example.com to request one.
VOA TV Spots
See what Volunteers of America does for the community here and here.
VOA Youth Action Team Member in Seattle's Child
Han Nguyen, a Marina High student and member of our local Youth Action Team, was featured in an article in Seattle's Child Magazine. Read about her here.
Graham Kerr at the Inspire Hope Luncheon
Watch TV's Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, give a motivational speech about committing to your community. The video can be viewed here.
Mentoring Children of Promise Testimonial Video
Check out one of our success stories through the Mentoring Children of Promise program. The video also features Snohomish County Sheriff, John Lovick. It can be seen here.
Brightening Birthdays Program
Every child deserves to feel special on their birthday and we are thrilled to announce a new program that will help us do just that! VOAWW has four housing programs and group homes for homeless families. The birthday parties will kick off next month with the help of volunteers and donors in the community. If you would like to volunteer or donate to Brightening Birthdays, please contact WendiLee MacLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.259.3191.
Please also be sure to check out our: Volunteer Calendar
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