I had a great time as a volunteer for the Northwest Project's Grant Beach Community Programming Dinner. Everyone was friendly and came together to serve dinner to people of all ages who live in the area. I helped with setting up tables & chairs, serving food, and dishes. This organization provides a much needed meal to the local people and free education and child care, tonight, there was a lady from Greene County Library to lead an activity for the kids and promote the summer reading challenge for all ages. It was a great experience, and they always need more volunteers!
I had a great experience with Least of These Christian County Food Pantry! Michele gave me the grand tour when I arrived and explained how everything is donated, sorted, distributed, and about the organization itself. Over 80% of Least Of These’s funding comes from individual, business and church donations. And, only 5 of the 30-40 people there were paid employees, the rest were volunteers. I started the morning sorting clothing, then moved to the pantry/ware house area, stocking shelves and filling food orders. Everyone was very nice and helpful, several of the volunteers give of their time each week and have been doing so for a year or more. They were happy to show me the ropes and we worked together to do the tasks for the day. I highly recommend donating your time and resources to this great place!
We packaged together over 5,000 bags to be distributed. It was set up as a big circle. You walked around the circle and a person from a different food pallet would place a can, box, etc. in your bag. Very fun, upbeat, and a lot of walking.
We spread mulch, laid down cardboard pieces to help grow a garden. We also laid down compost soil on the bed.
It was a fun time even though it was a slow night.
Today I worked at Crimson House packing boxes of food items for individuals struggleing to afford grociers. The church operating out of the Crimson House holds this event twice a month. Perishable and non-perishable goods are donated from various stores around town. I was surprised at how much food they were able to procure! The best part of my experience was the people, and this is no understatement. They made the day so inviting and fun, time just flew by.
sorted through food donated by grocery store to give to people who need food on their tables
With this volunteer experience I got to learn how to take different parts of a bike off and learn more about the workings of a bike.
I first started with cleaning walls and taking down decorations. Then, played with Jacob and his truck. As i was leaving a group of kids wanted to play catch in the parking lot until the sun went down
I volunteered at the Fairbanks Bike Shop taking apart many old bikes, salvaging any parts on the bikes that can be used for others or were in good condition.
We started out with putting out tables and chairs for the guests. Then, started getting the food ready to be served. After food was served, we cleaned dishes, filled cups with peas, took out trash, and moved some freezers.