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Volunteer Registration & Orientation

Volunteer orientations are held on the first Wednesday of every month, from 2 - 3 pm. Please contact Tammi Greco at volunteer@wwcm.org or 919-362-0657 ext. 4 if you have questions. No need to preregister to attend.

When you come to orientation, please bring with you a completed sign-up form:

Volunteer Sign Up - Guidelines - Liability Waiver -- NOTE: Must be 18 or older to volunteer except for weekend groups (see link below).  No court-related community service.

Volunteer Opportunities

IMPACT SUPPORT NETWORK VOLUNTEERS

Resource Assistance Volunteers

Hours: 1 day per week (Mon-Thurs) from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

What is the job? Meeting one-on-one with clients who are requesting financial assistance, assess the need and verify eligibility, research clarifying information (call utility or landlord), document assistance decision in database and in paper file, provide pledge documentation, offer additional resources.

Skills needed: Discernment, compassion, resourceful, non-judgmental interviewing, attention to detail, technical skills (data entry, fax, internet research).

Impact Coaches

Hours: Estimated 4-8 hours of volunteer service per week.

What is the job? Volunteers will meet one on one with program participants and support them in developing a personal goal plan and actively moving through the strategies in their plan.

Skills needed: Compassion, empathy, non-judgmental.

Training requirements: Volunteers required to attend a 6-week preliminary coach training and are committed to further training and monthly supervision meetings with a certified coach or MSW through WWCM.

For more information: Impact Coach Training Overview and Schedule

Advisors

Hours: Estimated 2-4 hours of volunteer service per week or every other week.

What is the job? Professionals or individuals with specific training or credentials volunteer to offer their expertise (example: an attorney, financial adviser or credit counselor, recruiter or employment specialist). Advisers meet with a program participant one to three times, depending on the situation, to provide expert advice or direction on an issue.

Skills needed: Compassion, empathy, non-judgmental, and content area-specific skills.

Training required: client interaction training plus expected to bring experience or training based on content area.

Champions

Hours: Estimated 2-3 hours of volunteer service per week.

What is the job? The champion will follow up with program participants by calling from time to time to check-in.

Skills needed: Compassion, empathy, non-judgmental.

Training requirements: Client interaction training.

For more information: Impact Coach Training Overview and Schedule

Job & Housing Search Volunteers

Hours: 3 hrs/week.

What is the job? Work with our clients to conduct job searches and affordable housing searches. These volunteers will need to have good computer skills in order to assist clients in accessing databases and searching several websites. The role of this volunteer is to become comfortable with the job and housing resources in the area and be available during our open hours to assist clients with these searches in our lobby. Volunteers with backgrounds in human resources may be an especially good fit for this role.

Skills needed: Patience, compassion, computer fluency, understanding of job & housing search process.

FOOD SECURITY VOLUNTEERS

Pantry & Warehouse Volunteers (age 18+)

Hours: Mon - Thurs (pick one day a week or twice a month) from 10 am - 3 pm (full shift 5 hrs or half shift 2.5 hrs).

What is the job? Receive food deliveries, sort by date and stock warehouse and pantry shelves, assist with shopping.

Skills needed: Work well with others, organized and clean.

We also enjoy hosting individuals and groups to help us sort food items and stock our pantry on the weekends (see below)!

Home Delivery Volunteers

Hours: 2-3 hours per month, typically the second week (flexibility in delivery times but must be within the set week).

What is the Job? Deliver groceries and food boxes to homebound clients in Apex, New Hill, Friendship and Fuquay Varina areas.

Skills/Resources Needed: Must be able to drive own car and have insurance, may need to lift a cooler or boxes, ability to approach different home situations with respect, set clear personal boundaries, serve independently within agency policies and guidelines.

WEEKEND VOLUNTEERS

Weekend Lead Support (adult)

Hours: 3-4 hours on one or more weekend days per month.

What is the job? Work alongside our weekend lead volunteer to support groups, families, and individuals volunteering in the pantry and warehouse. Weekend projects vary including food sorting, minor maintenance, and cleaning.

Skills needed: Leadership to encourage and instruct a group of volunteers of various abilities in helping complete a project, manage according to policies and guidelines, enjoy working with youth, creative, like to have fun!

Weekend Groups (limited availability)

Hours: Approximately 2 hours on Saturdays (Sunday afternoons by special request).

What is the job? Groups of up to 12 are welcome. Work may include unloading deliveries, organizing, sorting and stocking shelves, and cleaning.

Skills needed: Work well with others, take direction, ability to lift items, and do other moderate physical tasks.

Please check the calendar first for weekend availability. Spots fill up fast! Please contact Tammi Greco at tammi.greco@wwcm.org or 919-362-0657 to schedule your group.

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Spanish Translator

Hours: 1 day per week (Mon, Wed or Thurs) from 11 am - 2 pm.

What is the job? Assist with communicating with Spanish-speaking clients for shopping and financial assistance, work in other areas when translating services are not needed.

Skills Needed: Fluent in Spanish and English, experience translating is helpful.

Event Support

Hours: Flexible and determined by the event.

What is the job? Help with soliciting donations and sponsorship from local businesses, attend committee meetings, attend and support events.

Skills needed: Comfortable talking with people about the mission and work of WWCM.

Outreach Team

Hours: Various

What is the job? This team supports WWCM in helping connect with our community. These volunteers will work together to plan outreach events in partnership with other organizations so that those who could use our assistance know how they can connect with us. These volunteers may do door to door canvassing or support WWCM at community outreach events.

Skills needed: Personable, friendly, willing to collaborate & partner with others.

Administrative Support

Hours: Flexible What is the Job? Help with administrative tasks, mailings, data entry, filing, research, etc. 

Skills needed: Detail-oriented, office skills, comfortable with Microsoft Office applications.

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