Volunteers are the backbone of the Capital Area Food Bank.
They save the organization time and money by filling essential roles and enabling us to annually distribute nearly 30 million pounds of food to more than 478,000 people. As we move into the summer months, the increase in the availability of volunteers has resulted in the need for individuals who can assist food bank staff in specialized roles such as managing volunteer groups and representing the food bank at events. With this, the Volunteer Programs Department has re-introduced the Weekend Leader Ambassador Volunteer and the CAFB Representative positions. These two Ambassador positions will help Volunteer Programs work more effectively to accommodate the needs of the CAFB.
The Weekend Volunteer Leader will work in the Salvage Department to enhance the experience of our weekend volunteers. Due to the increased size of our volunteer groups on Saturdays and Sundays, this individual(s) will assist the food bank’s Salvage Coordinator and Manager by leading groups and offering support to both volunteers and our warehouse staff. The CAFB Representative will work directly with our various programs to represent the food bank at special events, food drives and CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) fairs. These volunteers will be food bank ambassadors and help increase awareness of the CAFB, its programs and hunger in the Washington metro region.
If you are interested in any of these specific volunteer opportunities, please click here to view the job description and complete an application. There is a mandatory training on May 14th, 2011 at the food bank’s D.C. Warehouse from 9-11am. Hope to see you there!!
This post was submitted by Michael McRae, CAFB Volunteer Coordinator