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09
Apr
2021
Norfolk
The Willis Building
645 Church St
Norfolk, VA 23504
United States of America

Volunteers will help distribute food at the pantry at 645 Church Street parking lot.  (This lot is across from the Brambleton Blvd Post Office.  If you need directions, call ahead during regular business hours to 757-627-6599

Volunteers will assist with unloading the Mobile Pantry truck and with the distribution of the food, working with a staff person or a trained Volunteer Team Leader. Volunteers must be minimum 16 years of age for this activity. 

For the safety of our most vulnerable populations we strongly discourage older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions from volunteering who might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Volunteers are expected to bring and wear their own face mask/shield—they will not be provided by the Foodbank. 

Please be on time so that the team can prepare, setup, and start the distribution at the designated time.  Please consider wearing sunscreen and appropriate clothing for the weather.

  1. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes, for your safety. Whether in the warehouse, outside at a Mobile Pantry, or at any food drive in the community, a can or heavy box can drop on your foot. Closed-toe shoes are a minimum safety requirement. Flip flops, sandals and high heels are not appropriate. 
  2. Don’t wear any dangling jewelry. Long necklaces, bracelets and earrings can get caught on a box lid or metal rack and cause injury. Safety first at all times.
  3. No earphones while volunteering. Volunteers cannot be listening to personal electronic devices while volunteering - no MP3 player, cell phone, Bluetooth, or i-anything. All volunteers (and staff) need to be alert while volunteering, not taking calls or listening to music. Also, no texting while walking through the warehouse or operating any equipment.
  4. Watch and listen for machinery and equipment. Hear that horn? It’s a forklift behind you - step to the edge of the aisle. The non-motorized pallet jack is lifting a heavy pallet – keep your feet clear. Be alert when volunteering!

We are committed for seven volunteers.