Volunteering Opportunity in the Community – North Park Neighborhood Association (NPNA)

Volunteering Opportunity in the Community – North Park Neighborhood Association (NPNA)

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At the Alliance to End Homelessness in the Capital Region (AEHCR), we believe in the power of community and the importance of lending a helping hand to those in need. That’s why we’re reaching out to you today with an exciting volunteer opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

As communicated by the North Park Neighbourhood Association (NPNA):

Every Thursday the NPNA puts together free, weekly grocery hampers made up of produce, bread, dairy, some non-perishable items and eggs. The NPNA currently has 95 households receiving hampers every week. The hampers are made between 9:00am-12:00pm, and delivered by volunteers between 11:30am-1pm. We are grateful to be able to use the Community Hall at First Met Church (932 Balmoral) as our home base of operations.The mandate of the NPNA is to foster a welcoming and vibrant community that is inclusive of all people regardless of age, income, culture, or religion, and to make community benefit and equity the goal of all of our decisions.

We are seeking volunteers to help sort the hampers and deliver the hampers at First Met Church who are over the age of 15 years old. FOR SORTERS– Arrive at First Met Church (932 Balmoral Road) at 9:30am– Help set up tables and unload food from vehicles (only if comfortable/able)– Organize produce, non-perishables, dairy, bread in preparation for hampers– Sort food into hampers (taking note of dietary restrictions and preferences written on bags)– Once hampers are finished, put away supplies and sanitize tables, and put away tables (only if comfortable/able)FOR DRIVERSWe are seeking volunteers with vehicles to help support deliver grocery hampers program.Hamper Delivery Driver: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:00pmPick up completed hampers at First Met Church (932 Balmoral) and deliver to households in and near North Park. This route takes about 1 hour, requires a vehicle, and involves some lifting and carrying.We can provide letters of recognition with recorded volunteer hours.