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Volunteer Opportunities

Check out our current volunteer opportunities! Your help is greatly appreciated.

Open Doors Pantry

Volunteer Jobs and Tasks


Receiving Clerk (Position needs to be filled)


  • Receive food and clothing donations and provide receipts
  • Weigh all food donations and record weights
  • Weigh any outgoing food, and record weights
  • Check and clean out Donation Box and place items in clothing carts
  • Count bags of clothing and record # of bags
  • Assist with other misc. Pantry activities as needed


Weekly Warehouse Helpers (Need Thursday & Saturday Helpers – Teams of Two)

Responsibility – Commit to one morning each week on days when the Pantry is open.


  • Check and record temperatures in all refrigerator and freezer units before the beginning of Pantry operations by 8:30am
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the warehouse
  • Sort food donations by type and expiration date
  • Store incoming canned foods in racks and maintain organization in racks
  • Replenish canned foods into the Pantry storage racks as needed
  • Assist the Pantry Coordinator as time allows
  • Assist with other misc. activities as needed


Pantry Relationships Coordinator (Position needs to be filled)


  • Maintain Relationships with various Pantry Partners and Entities

o   Member Churches

o   Other Pantries

o   Schools

o   Gleaners Food Bank

o   Midwest Food Bank

o   Kroger Stores

o   Township Trustee

o   City Officials

o   Wheeler Mission

  • Periodic phone and/or personal contact


Kroger Food Pick Up

Driver and Helper (Drivers & Helpers needed)

Job Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Physically fit to lift at least 40 lbs.
  • Live in Washington Township or close by
  • Available to drive once or twice a week, or every other week


  • Pick up food donations at Kroger store

o   Frozen meat

o   Bakery

o   Produce

o   Deli

  • Unload and weigh food at Pantry
  • Put away food as required
  • Time commitment 1hr 30min (9:00 to 10:30am)


Kroger Driver and Helper Scheduler (Needed)


  • Keep calendar of Drivers and Helpers for both Kroger Stores
  • Ensure coverage for each pick up day


Weekend Backsacks Coordinator (During the School Year) (Position Filled)


  • Prepare bags with single serve meals and snacks
  • Purchase and maintain inventories of required items
  • Coordinate with delivery person for Friday deliveries
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Middle and Intermediate school personnel


Pantry Helper (Helpers Needed)


  • Process incoming food into storage racks, freezers, and refrigerators
  • Restock pick racks as needed
  • Select frozen meat products to fill client shopping orders
    • Requires a Food Handlers Certification – 2 hr. online course
  • Other tasks as time allows


Pantry Order Pickers (Positions currently filled)


  • Receive client order from advocate
  • Fill client order from food in pick racks
  • Weigh client order and record
  • Help load order into client’s car
  • Other pantry tasks as time allows


Advocate (Positions currently filled)


  • Meet with clients
  • Determine food needs
  • Identify other social service needs
  • Prepare picking order for pantry
  • Confirm and update client information
  • Pray with client as desired


Clothes Sorter (Helpers Needed)


  • Check donation box and clothing donation carts, and move items to sorting area
  • Sort Clothing by:

o   Season

o   Male and Female

o   Child and adult

o   Quality

  • Bag unacceptable clothes and place in Goodwill cart
  • Maintain cleanliness and quality appearance of clothing display area


Receptionist (Position currently filled)


  • Warmly greet clients
  • Coordinate sign-in process

o   Regular monthly visit

o   Front room visit only

  • Maintain front room shopping records
  • Other tasks as Advocate requires


Food Buyer (Position filled)


  • Purchase food items from approved sources using a shopping list prepared by the Pantry Coordinator
  • Weigh-in foods upon return from store and record
  • Help Pantry Coordinator put foods away