Burnsville Food Shelf, Family Resource Center Volunteer and Warehouse

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Burnsville Resource Center and Food shelf

Our Family Resource Center in Burnsville serves as an open, welcoming place for community members to gather, work with volunteers and staff, and plan their paths to success. Staff and volunteers build trusting relationships with individuals and families to identify and remove barriers to help long-term self-sufficiency.

Our volunteers: Greet customers, staff, and guests. Answer phone calls, connect customers to resources, assist customers with scheduling appointments, meet with customers when they come for food shelf appointments and complete necessary paperwork.  We ask volunteers to be willing to commit to one four hour shift per week.

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Resource Center volunteer shifts available:

Scheduler:  We are looking for volunteers to engage with our clients who are experiencing crisis by setting food shelf appointments with them over the phone or occasionally in person.  Need to be able to multi task, in an environment that can sometimes be fast paced, have strong customer service, communication skills, and problem solving abilities. We ask volunteers to be willing to commit to one four-hour shift per week, on an ongoing basis.  Training is provided.

Shifts Available:

  • Monday afternoon, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday mornings, 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
  • Friday mornings, 8:45 am – 12:30 pm

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Burnsville Food Shelf

Our food shelf provides immediate aid to individuals and families and gives them access to resources to help them reach long-term self-sufficiency.

Food Shelf

This volunteer opportunity includes; help the families as they grocery shop in the food shelf, bag and weigh families outgoing food, help load groceries into families’ vehicle, ensure shelves are well stocked, clean and organize the food shelf and other miscellaneous duties as identified. We require the ability to commit to one, 4 hour shift per week, on an on-going basis. Training will be provided.  Need to be able to lift up to 20 pounds or the equivalent of a full grocery bag.

Available Shifts:

  • Monday mornings, 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday afternoons, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, we need 2 people
  • Tuesday mornings, 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday afternoons, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday mornings, 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursday afternoons, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Warehouse

360 Communities Burnsville Food Shelf has volunteer opportunities in our Food Shelf warehouse helping when our food delivery and/or donations come in. Responsibilities include: receive donations and deliveries, weigh incoming food, sort the food, check expiration dates on food times and other miscellaneous duties as assigned. Must be able to lift up to about 30 pounds. Training will be provided.

Volunteer shifts available:

  • Monday morning shift, 8:45 am – 12:30 pm – we need 2 people
  • Monday afternoons, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday afternoons, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Friday shift, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Miscellaneous:

  • Our food shelf is always in need of paper and/or plastic bags to be used for groceries. Please feel free to drop off any gently used and clean bags to the food shelf located at 501 E. Hwy 13, Suite 102, Burnsville, which is kitty-corner across Hwy 13 from the Burnsville High School.  We are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, or you can leave them outside the main door after hours and over the weekend.
  • We are always in need of product donations.  The top 5 food items are canned fish & meat, cooking and baking items, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables plus rice, pasta and cereals.  Additionally, we are always in need of: baby items (food, formula, diapers and wipes, cleaning supplies and hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste/tooth brush, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc). You are welcome to drop off items to our food shelf Monday through Friday between the houses of 9 am and 4 pm.