Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness
Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 6+, Minimum Age:16+

Fresh Food Sorting and Repacking at OFB (Portland) (age 6+) *MLK Weekend 2020*

 

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Join Oregon Food Bank and help them in their mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Repack donations of frozen veggies and other frozen food into family-sized portions. Volunteers work in a room kept at 50 degrees and to keep your hands warm and cozy, we provide liners for your food-safe gloves. ​ Your presence makes a huge difference, and, it's a lot of fun! Please wear closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes, and clothing you wouldn't mind getting just a little dirty.

Please note: This project will take place in the Perishable Repack Room, which is temperature controlled at about 50 degrees. It is important that everyone be very flexible, and bring an extra layer (sweatshirt).

- Volunteers must be able to lift 5 pounds
- Stand on concrete surfaces for extended period in a (50 degree) room
- Able to tolerate working in a fast-paced warehouse environment with unregulated temperatures (may be hot or cold)
- Ability to handle loud noises

Court-Ordered Volunteers: You will need to contact Oregon Food Bank directly to determine whether you are eligible to volunteer. Please contact Jenifer Naas at volunteer@oregonfoodbank.org or 503.972.2993

TEAMS NOTE: If you are signing up as a Team, you are limited to reserving 8 slots. If you have more than 8 in your group, please sign up through the Oregon Food Bank's Group Sign Up page.


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Project Requirements:

  • You must be 6 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children/additional volunteers you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org

  • Team Captains are only able to reserve up to 50% of the spots on any individual MLK Weekend of Service Project. Team Captains are required to provide names and email addresses for each team member (over the age of 13) in order to hold spaces on a volunteer project or they may be removed from the project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project: log in to your volunteer account and click "Manage My Team" next to the appropriate upcoming opportunity.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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