There are countless ways WARM volunteers serve as a witness in the Westerville community. While most volunteers stock shelves, organize the pantry and shop with clients through the choice food pantry, many help in other ways. If you are interested in running a local food drive, see the Food Drive page for more details and printable handouts!

Volunteers are generally scheduled for 2 hour shifts, once per week, though some volunteers generously donate additional hours. To begin volunteering, complete the Volunteer Application.

For general questions, please visit the Volunteer FAQ page.

 

Check out these short descriptions of some available volunteer opportunities:

Pantry Stocker

  • Receive, weigh and record incoming donations
  • Date-check incoming food items and place in appropriate area
  • Stock and organize items on pantry shelves
  • Assist with light cleaning and straightening of pantry
  • Repack items that come in large quantities to individual family portions
  • Quality check and replenish fresh produce on shelves
  • Assist with other projects assigned by Pantry Coordinator

Pantry Client Shopper

  • Greet, guide and assist clients with choice shopping
  • Escort clients to their cars to assist with loading bagged groceries
  • Perform duties outlined in the above “Pantry Stocker” description, as needed
  • Assist with other projects assigned by Pantry Coordinator

Client Receptionist

  • Provide clients with hope and happiness by wearing a smile to greet and welcome clients and visitors to WARM
  • Direct new clients on the process of WARM’s pantry
  • Take care of the client reception area
  • Have a general understanding of WARM and its operations to answer questions regarding client hours, upcoming events, etc.
  • Occasionally answer incoming calls and direct callers to the appropriate resource
  • Organize, assist with mailings and perform other light office duties

Administrative Receptionist

  • Greet and assist visitors of WARM
  • Have a general understanding of WARM and its operations to answer questions regarding client service hours, resources and processes affecting current and potential clients
  • Answer incoming calls and direct callers to the appropriate resource
  • Organize, assist with mailings and perform other light office duties
  • When pantry is not open, may hand out emergency food to specific clients

Fleet Driver

  • Drive WARM vehicles to pick up and/or deliver products
  • Help to load and unload product at assigned location
  • Weigh and record donations brought to WARM

Handyman

  • Help repair and maintain the WARM building including electrical, plumbing, painting and seasonal landscaping, etc.

Life Coach

  • Encourage clients on their spiritual journey towards self-sufficiency, providing general life coach counseling and listening to client concerns
  • Connect clients with specific WARM programs and community resources available to meet their needs and concerns
  • Provide credit and budget direction, resume editing and writing and connections to potential job openings in conjunction with assigned life coach
  • Report appointment details to regularly assigned life coach

Housekeeping

  • Dust, vacuum and/or sweep pantry, client reception area, bathrooms and upstairs offices
  • Empty trash cans
  • Straighten and organize

Executive Resource

Possible roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve on WARM Board of Directors
  • Act as a consultant on various issues
  • Further systematize and improve WARM’s organizational operations