Shepherd of the Valley Food Shelf Volunteer – Apple Valley

Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form!

 

The Apple Valley Food Shelf, located in Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (near the MN Zoo) serves as an open, welcoming place for community members to gather, work with volunteers and receive needed food support. Volunteers build trusting relationships with individuals and families giving them dignity as they access the food shelf.

Depending on the volunteer role, our volunteers: greet clients, meet with clients when they come for food shelf appointments and update client information in our database, connect clients to resources, stock or organize the Food Shelf and help clients as they shop in the Food Shelf. Training for all volunteer positions is provided.  We ask volunteers to be willing to commit to a minimum of two four hour shifts per month on an ongoing basis.

Volunteer opportunities:

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays – We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to two shifts per month to fill one of the following needs:

  1. a) The first shift (10 am – 2 pm) weighs, sorts and puts away incoming food donations the first two hours, and then updates client information in our database, connects clients to resources, helps clients while they shop in the food shelf.  Volunteers need to be able to lift 40 pounds.  Training is provided.
  2. b) The second shift (2 pm – 6 pm) updates client information in our database, connects clients to resources, helps clients while they shop in the food shelf, weighs outgoing food, restock and organize the shelves. Volunteers need to be able to lift the weight of a typical grocery bag.  Training is provided,

Please go to our website to fill out our volunteer interest form to apply for any of our opportunities: www.360Communities.org/volunteer

NOTE: I hear from some potential volunteers that they do not receive my reply email. If you choose not to provide your phone number and have not received an email from me within 24 business hours, please check your spam, junk and/or deleted files to see if my response automatically went there. Or, please feel free to call me at 952.985.4017. Thank you.

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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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon – 6 pm to the food shelf located at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley.