We have several volunteer opportunities at Voices of Our Youth including but not limited to loading/unloading trucks, sorting merchandise and inventory, set up/clean up for events, stations at events, office maintenance and cleaning.
Yes, Voices of Our Youth is a youth led organization as much as possible. We believe in empowering our youth. Volunteers must be between 13-17 years old with a signed parental consent.
Most of our volunteer opportunities are outdoors so in warm weather we suggest bringing sunscreen, lots of water, tennis shoes and a mask. In cooler weather we suggest layering clothing as it tends to be cool in the morning and warm in the afternoons.
All volunteers are required to check in at the office and fill out a volunteer application. Once approved, volunteers are required to sign in and out each day of service.
Absolutely! We love new volunteers!
Yes, we will sign off on community service hours and provide you with a letter stating the hours completed.
We are looking for men who are willing to volunteer their time to help with the heavy lifting. We need help loading and unloading trucks and sorting or organizing merchandise in storage units. They will also be responsible for checking expiration dates on donated merchandise and discarding expired or damaged items. Additionally, they will help move pallets on the trucks and in storage units using a pallet jack, will break down empty boxes and various related tasks as requested by staff. From time to time they may also be asked to assist with community donations and pick-ups.
Our organization is called Voices of Our Youth, so we want to involve the youth as much as we can in all aspects of what we do. We want to teach the youth how to make a difference in their community through service. We will train the youth in different skills depending on the event we need help with. These skills could include office procedures, stocking and inventory, production and event management, community relations, and much more.
Event volunteers assist on the day of the event and help with set-up, greeting attendees, answering questions, recruiting volunteers for various programs, crowd flow management and/or tearing down tables and tents. Please note that specific tasks may change depending on the event.
Photography volunteers are responsible for photographically capturing the essence of Voices of Our Youth. You must be discreet when photographing individuals and have an artistic eye to capture heartwarming and emotional photographs. Duties include creating, organizing, evaluating and maintaining a photo library, coordinating the services of other volunteer photographers, and developing photographic standards for Voices of Our Youth photographers.
Office volunteers help with everyday business tasks such as greeting guests, answering phones, filing, data entry, research on the internet, general maintenance and cleaning of the office space, providing support for meeting and events, or with special projects and other administrative tasks as assigned.
Food service volunteers should treat each client respectfully and must wear gloves before handling any food.
Family distribution guidelines are as follows: Families of 1-4 people à 1 item per station; Families of 5-7 people 2 items per station, Families of 8 + people 3 items per station.
Stations are organized by category: canned fruit and soup; vegetables and beans; dry goods; pasta, rice, casserole mixes, Hamburger Helper etc.; breakfast and baking items; cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, scone mix, sugar, flour, cake mix, etc.; miscellaneous items such as salad dressing, spices, marinades, tea, coffee, etc.; frozen vegetables; protein items; tuna, beef, chicken, lamb, etc.; dairy and prepared foods; yogurt, cheese, sandwiches, salads, etc.; fresh fruit and vegetables; snacks, pastries and baked goods; muffins, cakes, candy, etc.; and drinks; juice, water, milk, etc.
Volunteers who are helping feed families agree to obtain a food handlers card. You can obtain one at https://efoodcard.com for a nominal fee of $7.99 (you pay once you pass). You must provide this to the Chief Operations Officer as soon as possible, so we have it on file.
Inventory volunteers will organize and track incoming donated items. They will sort and store things in an organized manner, while keeping track of inventory and advising on both needs and excesses of items. Duties include receiving items, sorting, labeling, organizing supplies, and stocking; working with staff to determine what will be stored where; putting together pre-made packets of supplies for clients; keeping staff and donors advised on what we have too much of, and what we need more of; taking pictures of donations as needed; interacting with donors in a positive, professional manner that clearly expresses respect and gratitude for donated items.
Warehouse volunteers are responsible for loading and unloading trucks, keeping the warehouse organized, supporting distributions by unpacking and sorting food and merchandise, sorting and packing donations, stocking items on shelves, checking expiration dates and discarding expired or damaged product, breaking down boxes, and various related tasks as requested by staff. From time to time you may also be asked to assist with community pick-ups.
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