Officers of the Day (OD)- Our
telephone volunteers are on duty one day a month. They collect the information
from the clients and then pass
the information on to the appropriate individual for them to take the action
needed. The client may need food, prescription coverage, utility payments,
Food Delivery Drivers- The volunteer drivers receive the information from
the OD and then retrieve the needed food from the Pantry and deliver it to
the client. The driver may choose to be on duty one or more days or evenings
Food Supply/Storage Assistants- These volunteers
go to the Pantry and sort the food, discard outdated food, and place
the food on the appropriate
shelves. Individuals also pick up food from various food drives and
take it to the Pantry. This job would be on an as needed basis (Days or Evenings)
Food Pantry Purchasers - These volunteers
would purchase eggs, margarine, and other perishable foods as needed.
Paper Goods Purchasers - These individuals would purchase these items as
needed to keep the Pantry stocked.
Transportation Drivers- Volunteers are occasionally needed to drive clients
to medical appointments or social service appointments. Forty eight hour
notice is given to the volunteer. Transportation is provided at the volunteer's
Furniture Movers- Voluteers pick up furniture and household goods from donors
and deliver to needy families under the guidance of our Furniture Committee.
Movers need a large vehicle and a strong back. Movers are generally called
upon for about 2 hours, one day per month.
Crop Walk Volunteers- Volunteers work with
our Crop Walk Coordinator to recruit groups of people to walk and raise funds
to help the hungry both locally and worldwide in our annual fall Crop Walk.
Volunteers are also needed to help orchestrate the Crop Walk.
Holiday Basket Volunteers- These volunteers would help at Thanksgiving
and Christmas to pick up holiday food and gifts and deliver to the families
need. A food sort takes place in November where volunteers are needed.
Spanish Speaking Volunteers-
are especially needed during the holidays to provide occasional translation
for client's requesting Damascus HELP services.
Translators - Volunteers who can be on call to provide translation in
Spanish, French and other languages for clients requesting Damascus HELP