Diaper Driver

Diaper Driver

 

Do you know how many diapers a baby goes through a week? Diapers are a significant, constant cost to new mothers, especially for immigrant families in the DMV. Each month, Catholic Charities DC distributes diapers to mothers in Langley Park, MD through a partnership with the Greater DC Diaper Bank. The Navigator Program which runs this initiative is looking for a reliable monthly volunteer to drive to the Greater DC Diaper Bank to pick up the boxes of diapers and deliver them to the Catholic Charities office. Please consider serving with this important monthly initiative 

 

We would love to create a team of 4 people to do this, 2 at a time. This role is great for a men’s group Or guy who has some time on his hands, like to do good work, and can lift a few boxes. 

 

Impact of the volunteer: 

    •  Provide families with comprehensive care   
    • Volunteer’s impact may be evaluated by number of babies that have their practical needs meet

Catholic Charities Program Served: 

  • Catholic Charities Newcomer Navigator Program helps migrant families with basic needs
  • The monthly diaper distribution provides families with much needed practical assistance 

 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Drive to the DC Diaper Bank  
  • Pick up our order: approximately 20 boxes
  • Bring the diapers to CC Center in Langley Park, near St. Camillus 
  • Help unload and unpack the boxes 
  • May help hand out the diapers to the parents if time allows

Qualifications: 

  • Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable, large vehicle for use
  • Fill out the Volunteer Driver Form, providing details about your insurance coverage
  • Be capable of lifting
  • Pledge to fulfill the Diaper Delivery Driver role for several months

Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics: 

  • Good driver
  • Strong enough to lift boxes of diapers
  • Kind person sympathetic to the corporal needs of migrant families 

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Assist families in need 

Support: 

  • Shadow a staff person once 
  • Direct communication with the Navigator Team 
  • Other Diaper Delivery Team Members to swap dates 

Time Commitment: 

  • One Thursday morning a moth  
  • 2-3 hours per delivery 
  • 12 months commitment 

Location: 

  • The opportunity is in person
  • Address – DC Diaper Bank: 8860 Monard Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 
  • Langley Park Catholic Community Center: 1408 Merrimac Drive, Adelphi, MD 20783 
  • 20 Minute Drive between the DC Diaper Bank and community center in Langley Park

Next Steps:   

        Fill out an application.  

    • Matching Expectations conversation with Catholic Charities staff.
    • Find out if you’ve been selected for a role.
    • Complete screenings
    • Attend virtual Volunteer Orientation
    • Begin volunteering! 
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