Join us to experience the JOY that comes from helping others while working alongside awesome people! Our volunteer family is able to collect, sort and stock nutritious food in our market and facilitate a variety of services and programs. Simply click “Sign Up Here” to create your profile, then choose an orientation. At the one hour training you will learn all about our volunteer opportunities!Sign Up Here
Would you like to walk beside someone who is trying to make a positive change in their life and help them reach their future goals? Moving UP is a 16 week program where clients investigate the impact poverty has on their lives and what it takes to move from just getting by to moving up. The goal is to help them transform their lives to be more stable, self-directed and self-sustaining. Mentors help the participants build connections, guide them to appropriate resources, help remove barriers and support the client in implementing their personal plan and future story.
Mentoring can be a very rewarding experience and the right relationship can be a powerful aid to help people along the journey out of poverty. The mentor relationship plays a key role in the success of our Moving UP program. The mentor will have a relationship that will continue beyond the 16 week program. If you are interested in becoming a mentor please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
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Immediate Volunteer Opportunities (following orientation)
Distribution (Grocery Market)
Tues/Wed/Thurs – 8:30am-12:00pm; 12:00pm-3:30pm
Thurs only- 4:30pm-7:30pm
Sat – 7:30am-10:00am; 10:00am-12:30pm
Mon-Thurs – 9:00am-12:00pm; 12:00pm-3:00pm
Fri/Sat – 9:00am-12:00pm
Tues/Wed/Thurs – 7:30am-10:00am; 10:00am-12:30pm; 12:30pm-3:30pm
Thurs only- 3:30pm-5:30pm; 5:00pm-7:30pm
Sat – 7:00am-10:00am; 10:00am-12:30pm
Skilled and Leader Opportunities are available after you have some experience with us!
In addition to the food market, Loaves & Fishes Community Services offers our clients a variety of programs and services. We assess their needs, make referrals and make decisions regarding emergency financial assistance. In order to effectively fulfill these responsibilities, CARES Volunteers are expected to familiarize themselves with the programs that LFCS offers on-site, along with the variety of community organizations, government programs, and social service agencies that serve the residents of our area.
CARES Volunteers generally work with clients for 30-60 minutes at a time. A weekly commitment is desired. Volunteers also participate in monthly meetings, occasional training workshops and community luncheons.
Moving UP Volunteer Mentor
Moving UP is a sixteen week program where clients investigate the impact poverty has on their lives. We provide a safe-space where participants work and study their own circumstances and develop relationships with others who are experiencing similar struggles. Towards the end of the 16 weeks, the participants create a plan for the life that they want, with action steps attached to the plan. During the Moving UP program, participants not only gain new friends, but they gain a greater understanding of themselves and others and learn new skills to improve their lives. Each week a meal is provided, along with child care and $25 gift card for each participant.
An important part of the success of the Moving UP program is the role of the mentor. Mentors offer support, encouragement and are a connection to resources. They are there to guide the client in implementing their personal plan and future story.
The next Moving Up program will be 2019. Mentoring can be a very rewarding experience and the right relationship can be a powerful aid to help people along the journey out of poverty. If you are interested please email email@example.com or contact Maria McTarnaghan at 630-355-3663 ext. 101 for more information!