We need you!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of all that we do! If you’d like to donate your time, please consider volunteering in one (or more) of these areas:
- Warehouse / Food Pantry
- Food collection
- Client support (requires special training and may require experience in social work/human services/healthcare or related)
- Office / Facilities
For more details about the volunteer responsibilities in each of these areas, please see our current volunteer needs below.
Volunteer Registration & Orientation
Volunteers orientations are typically held the first Wednesday of every month, from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Tammi Greco at email@example.com or 919-362-0657 if you plan to attend an orientation.
When you come to orientation, please bring with you a completed sign-up form:
Current Volunteer Needs
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).
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.
Hours: 1 day per week (Wed or Thurs) from 11:00 am – 2:00 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.
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.
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.
Landlord Engagement Team
What is the job: partner with WWCM to identify, recruit, and retain landlords who will participate in the HOME Project. These volunteers will become familiar with the program and be able to articulate the benefits for landlords to participate in the HOME Project. This team will work together to identify and connect with landlords in the area. Volunteers will coordinate landlord appreciation events as part of recruitment & retention.
Skills needed: ability to communicate with people about WWCM’s mission, understanding of landlords’ perspectives & interests. Volunteers with backgrounds in real estate, local business, or experience renting properties may be an especially good fit for this role.
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.
Pantry and Warehouse Volunteers (age 18 +)
Hours: Mon – Thurs (pick one day a week or twice a month) from 10:00 am – 3:00 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)!
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!
Hours: ~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 calendar first for weekend availability. Spots fill up fast! Please contact Tammi Greco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-362-0657 to schedule your group.