- Good Neighbors Volunteer Opportunities
Good Neighbor Volunteer Opportunities
The Good Neighbor program covers a variety of needs within the community. These needs include the Agape Food Pantry, Community Clean-up, Snow Buddies and Civic Organizations.
Agape Food Pantry - assistance is needed to sort food, read expiration dates, stack food onto shelving, distribute food into bags and carry bags weighing about 20 lbs. during monthly distribution. Volunteers will be "on-call" and would work about 1-2 hours a month although volunteers aren't needed each month. Volunteers should be teenage or older.
Community Clean-up - There are several opportunities to help with clean-up. A community clean-up at city parks is sponsored in March or April by area churches. During the event, volunteers spread mulch around playground equipment, plant trees or shrubs, they might paint park structures and other tasks as needed. The ability to lift and do manual labor is needed. There is no age requirement. Other clean-up opportunities may exist throughout the year at the homes of area senior citizens. This could include cleaning gutters, raking leaves, trimming trees and shrubbery, painting, minor repairs, cleaning windows and similar tasks. Volunteers should be able to do such work and should be high school age or older.
Snow Buddies - This program pairs volunteers with senior citizens or those who are disabled who own their own homes or live in single-family residences to remove snow from any public sidewalk on the property and from the front door to the end of drive/mailbox/sidewalk. This does not include removing snow from an entire driveway. Volunteers should be able to scoop snow and provide their own snow shovel. The program is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Civic Organizations - There are several civic organizations in the community that need volunteers for service projects.