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Group Volunteer Opportunity: Association of Arizona Food Banks

Mission

To deliver food and quality services to food banks and to foster relationships in support of our commitment to eliminate hunger.

Vision

A hunger-free Arizona.

Volunteer Opportunity Available

Cannery Volunteers

Bring your group of 10 – 40 willing volunteers for hands-on fun and a great service to families in need! You can repackage pasta, beans, and other dry foods from bulk bins into family size packages for food bank distribution. You may soon be known as the Bean Baggers or Pasta Packers!

Spots are available for groups on weekdays or Saturday – daytime – for just two hours. AAFB accepts both regulary-scheduled and occasional volunteer groups.  The Mesa Cannery has offered its facility for the benefit of food banks. The most important ingredient in the process is YOU!

Location

Mesa Cannery

235 S El Dorado Circle

(Loop 101 and Broadway)

Mesa, AZ

Contact

Kathy or Bob McNelly

480-839-4694 -or- 480-695-3552

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Volunteer Opportunity: Association of Arizona Food Banks

Mission

To deliver food and quality services to food banks and to foster relationships in support of our commitment to eliminate hunger.

Vision

A hunger-free Arizona.

Volunteer Opportunity Available

Front Office Volunteer

The Front Office Volunteer is considered a regular part of the AAFB team. The primary role of the Front Office Volunteer is to provide general office administration. This typically involves answering the phones, making calls to  AAFB member food banks to update their directory listings, and entering information into AAFB’s donor/contact system.

Responsibilities include:

  • Make calls to AAFB member food banks to update their directory listings
  • Enter information in the donor/contact system
  • Assist with Association mailings. This includes printing letters and stuffing envelopes.
  • Support meetings and events
  • Sort and date-stamp incoming mail
  • Light filing

Schedule:

The work schedule is flexible depending on the needs of the volunteer and AAFB. Minimum volunteer support needed is 3 to 4 hours per day 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 3 days per week Monday through Thursday.

Benefits to Volunteer:

  • Assist AAFB and member food banks in achieving their goal of eliminating hunger in Arizona.
  • Strong community involvement: helping individuals and families connect to the food resources they need.
  • Positive work environment: friendly staff and informal office setting.
  • Free, secured covered parking.
  • Convenient, professional Central Avenue workplace location, on the light-rail route.
  • Regular work schedule.

Skills:

  • Self-starter
  • Good telephone skills
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good personal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Team player with good inter-personal skills
  • Previous office experience a plus but not required

Please Note: If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity but have some doubts regarding your experience, please call for a “non-commitment” discussion regarding your experience, skills, and desires.

Contact Information

Brian Simpson

Association of Arizona Food Banks

2100 N. Central Ave., Suite 230

Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-528-3434

brian@azfoodbanks.org

www.azfoodbanks.org

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