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Volunteers

The Neighbor Helping Neighbor Food Bank has the following volunteer opportunities!

Volunteers usually work during one of two shifts— mornings 7:30 to 12:30 and afternoons 12:15 to 4:00. The hours are flexible and we will try to accommodate your schedules. For reasons of confidentiality and fairness to all of our clients, we will no longer permit current clients of the Food Bank or their family members to volunteer.

If you are thinking about volunteering and would like more information, please contact the Food Bank at 717-594-0027 and ask for Kimberly.

Many of the people who help are retired people from all walks of life. We welcome groups from churches and schools. Students needing community service for school, as well as others needing community service to satisfy the courts can also be accommodated. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can not accept any groups larger than 5 individuals.

If working the warehouse and work area—

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  • **Please hold CTRL or SHIFT on your keyboard to select more than one date. Our volunteer hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM and Monday & Wednesday 12:15 PM - 4:00 PM. The times indicated above are volunteer arrival times. We request you arrive 30 minutes prior to opening and stay 30 minutes after we officially close. Please check your potential availability below.
  • Basic Volunteer Functions include, but are not limited to, the following basic tasks:

    • Packing boxes
    • Misc. as needed (cleaning, sorting, etc.)
    • Sign-in desk
    • Stocking Store Items (Cooler, Free Area, Meat Freezer, Shelves)
    • Shopping (Counting Items and assisting clients through the store area)
    • Warehouse

    All our volunteer opportunities can/do rotate from person to person. You may not always be doing the same task. Please be flexible.

    Neighbor Helping Neighbor Food Bank Inc. Volunteer Agreement

    As of January 1, 2021, we will not accept current clients as volunteers. The confidentially of our clients (peer to peer) requires the implementation this policy. This policy will be enforced at the New Bloomfield location as well as ALL Distribution Locations. The policy was originally implemented March 2018.

    1. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Younger volunteers are possible but must make prior arrangements to be on the premises and have a guardian with them at all times.
    2. Possessing such items and materials including but not limited to weapons, alcohol and/or narcotics on the premises is strictly forbidden. Anyone possessing such items will be asked to leave immediately.
    3. Please do not bring personal items inside the building as we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
    4. Please dress appropriately for the job: wear closed-toed shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Please refrain from wearing low cut shirts, short shorts etc. Be aware that clothing may get dirty.
    5. Do not climb on or attempt to operate any of the machinery in the warehouse. Misuse of any equipment will not be tolerated. Only pre-approved and properly trained volunteers and employees are permitted to use the forklift or pallet jacks.
    6. Chaperones accompanying groups of youth (18 & under) are expected to stay with the group and assist in supervision of that group.
    7. All products donated to the Food Bank are designated for distribution to nonprofit agencies and registered clients only. Items deemed unfit for distribution must be thrown away. Anyone found consuming donated food items on the job or removing donated product from the premises will be subject to dismissal. Ask the Directors for additional information if needed.
    8. Please refrain from the use of profanity on the premises.
    9. The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires that hands must be washed before returning to work after using the restroom.
    10. Properly lift boxes and/or bags using your legs (not your back); use carts and ask for help when needed. Please be sure to inform the Director/ Coordinator of any limitations that may prevent you from performing any duties.
    11. Any Volunteer can be asked to leave the premises at any time.
    12. All Volunteers must read and sign a confidentiality statement.
    13. All Clients, Employees, Volunteers and Community Service participants are to be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
    14. All Employees, Volunteers and Community Service participants must complete Civil Rights Training and sign a document indicating they received the training.