Volunteer to Help End Hunger

062014-budget-phonebank-volunteersIf you have a passion for ending hunger and strengthening the social safety net programs that help low-income people keep food on the table, then we need you!

Volunteers can use a wide variety of talents to fight hunger in many ways: making phone calls, distributing petitions, planning special events, assisting with administrative tasks, distributing information about our services, helping people apply for food stamps, and ways we haven’t even thought of yet! If you are interested in having your group volunteer with Just Harvest, please visit our Group Volunteer Opportunities page. If you are looking for internships, please check out our internship page.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SNAP/ Food Stamp Volunteers

Help our clients overcome the bureaucratic hurdles in the application process. Volunteer to make follow-up calls that help walk client through the application process and assist with clerical work. Volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week for 3 consecutive months may be trained to conduct eligibility screenings and applications. Read more about SNAP volunteers!

Volunteer Community Organizers

Use your time to advocate for change! Volunteer with the Action Against Hunger Council, or provide support to by providing rides, ride-sharing, or on-site childcare. Encourage others to speak out by circulating petitions, making phone calls, and helping others vote. Read more about volunteer community organizers!

Fresh Access Volunteers (May – November)

Provide support to our farmer’s market program by helping run transactions at farmer’s markets, conducting surveys, our spreading the would about the program. Read more about volunteering with Fresh Access!

Tax Season Volunteers (January – April)

Together, we can help 2,500 families access over $5 million in tax refunds. You can help by serving as a greeter or by preparing tax returns. Free training is provided to all volunteers. Read more about volunteering at our free tax sites!

Outreach Volunteers

Help get the word out about Just Harvest’s services and programs by representing us at community events, distributing fliers, and talking to other service providers.

Fundraising & Event Planning

You can help support Just Harvest’s work in a wide variety of ways: joining us at walk or marathon, throwing a party with your friends,  hosting a spaghetti dinner at your place of worship, dedicating a birthday or anniversary, using social media to start your own crowdfunding campaign, or helping plan our major fundraising events. We’ll provide support to help make your fundraising efforts a success!

Administrative Volunteers

Help us keep track of it all.  You can assist with the smooth and successful operation of Just Harvest by performing clerical work including photocopying, faxing, filing, routing incoming mail, and data entry.

Creative and Communications Volunteers

Use your creative talents to help fight hunger! Volunteers are needed to help take photos and shoot video at events such as rallies and community meetings, and for special advocacy campaigns and projects. Graphic designers are sometimes needed to help with layout of publications or event signage.