I'm Peggy, the Volunteer Coordinator at St. Joseph Food Program. I'm so glad you're taking a moment to check out our volunteer opportunities.
I hope you'll consider joining us! To get the process started, scroll down to learn about our volunteer activities. You can find the link for our application at the top of the page.
I'm always happy to answer any questions you might have.
Volunteer Program Coordinator
(920) 734-9461 ext. 313
At this time, we respectfully ask you not to volunteer if:
Health officials warn that anyone over the age of 60, or people with underlying health issues at any age, face the risk of serious complications due to Covid-19. That risk spreads to anyone you live with or with whom you come in regular contact. Anyone in those categories should consult with loved ones and make an informed decision about when to volunteer.
Create a positive client experience by communicating courteously and professionally with clients while distributing through distribution windows. Volunteers should also be able to lift 5 pounds repeatedly over a two-hour shift and be comfortable using a touchscreen device. This activity generally occurs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings as well as Monday evenings.
This position involves walking, lifting, and using a pallet jack to assist at food distribution times. This volunteer will open boxes for food packers, clear cardboard from distribution area, load milk into cooler and assist in restocking at the end of the shift. This activity generally occurs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings as well as Monday evenings.
To create a positive client experience by efficiently moving groceries from single packing roller line to three distribution windows. Adding groceries and assisting other volunteers as needed. This volunteer opportunity requires standing for entire shift. This activity generally occurs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings as well as Monday evenings.
To create a positive client experience by packing grocery items in an efficient and consistent manner. Pack grocery items from pallets to grocery bags on a roller table line. This volunteer opportunity requires standing for your entire shift and generally occurs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings as well as Monday evenings.
Assist people who would like drop-off a donation by unloading and providing receipts.
Will also assist with preparing items for pickup or delivery, along with other operational or warehouse assistance. This activity includes lifting and the use of a pallet jack.
Training is required but can be available when appropriate. This activity generally occurs Monday through Friday mornings.
Our donation trucks run early in the morning Monday through Saturday, picking up donated items. Upon return to St. Joe's, all items will be unloaded and moved to the appropriate area in distribution where other volunteers will prepare them for our clients.
This work is done both indoors and outdoors. You should be able to get into and out of the trucks, and repeatedly lift 50 pounds.
Truck volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Drivers will need a valid, current driver's license.
Deliver groceries to clients who don't have access to safe, reliable transportation. Delivery volunteers receive a list with client information prior to their shift. Using your vehicle, stop at St. Joe's to pick up groceries, then make 2-5 stops for delivery. The volunteer's mobile device is also used to anonymously contact the client upon arrival.
This activity requires a vehicle, valid driver's license, mobile device, and the ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
Training is provided. Contact the volunteer program manager for more information, or complete our volunteer application to begin the process.
Supplementing nutritional needs, free of charge, for the economically distressed within our local communities.