Hands On Atlanta/Whitefoord COVID-19 Food Packing and Distribution
Description: COVID-19 Food Packing Volunteers will support ensuring Atlanta students and families get access to nutritious food while school has moved to “e-learning.” Additionally, many worker’s hours have been reduced, making it harder for families to put food on the table. For the foreseeable future, Hands On Atlanta, in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and Whitefoord, will be operating one packing and distribution site. Volunteers will unload pallets of food, pack the food in bags to be distributed to families through a drop off-line, and assist with clean up. Projects will be outdoors and have 14-16 volunteers at a time.
Safety: As we plan for and prepare for projects, we are keeping safety as a top priority and striving to follow CDC and WHO guidelines. We ask that if you have been sick, travelled, or been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days that you do not sign up for the project. If you are in a more at-risk demographic for COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html) we would ask you to consider not volunteering at this time. If you are not comfortable being in groups of 15 individuals at this time, this opportunity is not for you. Our team is taking extra precautions and will have gloves and masks that must be worn. All projects will be set up so that you are 6 ft apart from other volunteers.
Qualifications: We are looking for someone who is comfortable lifting 10-30 pounds and standing for up to 4 hours.
Ideal Candidates: Individuals passionate about volunteerism, community service, have flexible schedules, college and graduate students, individuals that are not in COVID-19 high-risk groups.
Requirements: Briefing before packing
Cancelling shifts: Your service is critical to the distribution of nutritious food to students and families across Atlanta. If you cannot make your volunteer shift PLEASE remove yourself from the opportunity immediately, as drop in number of volunteers impacts our ability to feed families. If your schedule changes last minute, PLEASE inform us if you will not be in attendance for your volunteer shift.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed
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