Welcome to the Merciful HELP Center CHOICE Food Pantry VOLUNTEER Sign-Up. This Sign Up is for both ADULTS & STUDENTS wishing to volunteer in the FOOD PANTRY. To be a VOLUNTEER in the Food Pantry you must be an ADULT, over 18 yrs of age, have completed the SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING, required by the Diocese of Lafayette, and attended a Food Pantry Training Session. Our scheduled Food Pantry Trainings for 2018 are on the following Mondays: Jan 8, Mar 12, May 14, July 9, Sept 10, & Nov 12, at 6:30 pm, in the Food Pantry. If you can not attend one of these meetings, but would like to volunteer, please contact us and we will schedule a different training time. The SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING, INCLUDING BACKGROUND CHECK, can be done ON-LINE, by going to: www.safeandsacred-dol-in.org
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS - 'Sign-Up Genius' is also the on-line sign-up method used for our STUDENT VOLUNTEERS. We like to have 3 STUDENT VOLUNTEERS each time the Food Pantry is open and 6 STUDENT VOLUNTEERS on Saturday, from 8:45-11:45 am. ALL STUDENTS MUST sign up in order to volunteer. We ask they sign themselves up using their e-mail address so they will receive reminders and communications from the Food Pantry. HIGH SCHOOL age STUDENTS are also welcome to sign up to help STOCK the Pantry on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons. For students younger than Jr High (between ages 8 & 11) wanting to work in the pantry, they must come with a Trained Adult volunteer. When signing up your younger student, please write their name and age in the 'Comment' section, on 'Sign-Up Genius' and leave the quantity number at (1). ONE younger child is allowed to work in the Pantry with ONE adult. If the child is Junior High/High School age, they MUST sign up on the STUDENT VOLUNTEER section on 'Sign-Up Genius'. PLEASE do NOT sign them up with in the 'Comment Section'.
We currently have added STOCKING to our Food Pantry volunteer calendar. We have slots available on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. There is NO training necessary in order to sign up to STOCK in the Food Pantry, but you must be 16 years old or older. If you are over the age of 18 years, you must have completed the SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING.
Thank you so much. Rie & Terry