Immigration Support Services - Food Program Support Volunteer

The Spanish Catholic Center offers holistic services to immigrants from around the world. The multicultural staff of the Center speak more than eight different languages and have experience working with individuals from more than 72 different cultural contexts.  The Spanish Catholic Center offers assistance to the community by distributing food packages every other Wednesday.  Volunteers will stand in solidarity with the community in which they serve by assisting with the food distribution set-up and execution as well as other administrative tasks.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for setting up and taking down supplies that are used for food distribution
  • Organize the food pantry
  • Collect demographic information and required documents from clients
  • Assist with outreach into the community
  • Support Spanish Catholic Center staff by processing client intake calls, inputting data, and other administrative tasks

 

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual speaker (English-Spanish) required
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Basic computer skills (Office 365)
  • Communication skills
  • Available to volunteer in-person

 

Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:

  • Passionate about helping others
  • Adaptable & Flexible
  • Patient

 

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Volunteers will make a difference to the community and gain work experience while being part of a diverse and professional team
  • Volunteers will develop professional skills

 

Support:

  • Spanish Catholic Center Volunteers are provided on-site supervision and training by the staff members with whom they work

 

Time Commitment:

  • 8-10 hours per week - Between 9 AM and 5 PM
  • Two days a week - Between Monday and Friday
  • Available every Wednesday from 9 AM to 12 PM

 

Location:

  • Street Parking is available
  • Walking Distance from Columbia Heights Metro Station