September 28, 2009

New Volunteer Page

We’ve just updated our Volunteer Page on our website with new volunteer opportunities for enthusiastic individuals and groups! Bread for the City has been in transition between Volunteer Coordinators for a few weeks, and some of our volunteer needs have gone unmet—now is your chance to help out!

Bread’s Southeast Center needs a few more Intake Volunteers to fill its weekly schedule. Intake Volunteers are the gateway to our organization: they interview new clients, asses their situations, needs, and eligibility for our five programs, and ensure that they are connected with the resources they deserve. We need energetic, dedicated, responsible and fun volunteers! Head to the website now to apply!

We are also looking for a volunteer or intern to help facilitate our Pre-Employment Program at our Southeast Center, a five week course that trains its students in financial literacy, time management, work ethics, conflict management, resume and cover letter writing, and successful interviewing. We need a dedicated volunteer to help organize this course and we are looking for another volunteer or group with experience in the business/professional world to help with a regular resume-writing class.

Our Representative-Payee Program is seeking an intern to help manage the files of its over 800 clients. In collaboration with the DC Department of Mental Health, the RPP helps residents with chronic mental illness to receive, manage, and maintain their eligibility for disability benefits. If you are organized, have one morning or afternoon a week, and want to give back to your community, please apply!

We also need a volunteer to help organize our corporate files: Bread for the City has been in constant expansion for decades, and we need a highly organized volunteer to keep track of all of our corporate documents relating to our expansion (with regard to both real estate and organizational size and scope).

Lastly, as always, we need groups of volunteers in both of our food pantries! Volunteer groups keep us able to constantly supply food to our clients by packing grocery bags with a variety of healthy foods and preparing it to be handed out. If you can organize a group of 5-10 volunteers for a morning or afternoon, let us know!

If you are interested in any of these positions, know that you would be a great asset to Bread for the City, and can dedicate yourself to a regular schedule for at least four months, head to our volunteer page on our website and apply now! Keep in mind that we are only open during regular business hours from Monday through Thursday.

Bread for the City has long depended on the selfless donation of time, energy, brains brawn of our dedicated volunteers, and we thank you for considering working with us.

2 comments:

Dianne said...

I HAVE to get your story up on the DC Nonprofit Business Examiner site.

Greg Bloom said...

Dianne - we'd be happy to get featured! Please contact me at gbloom / at \ breadforthecity / dot \ org

Thanks!