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  • Writer's pictureShazia Peeran

What Volunteering Means

How You Can Impact Your Community and Your Future!

Imagine you get the opportunity to help out at your local food bank!

You’re probably wondering:

● Who’s going to teach me?

● What do I need to bring with me?

● How much time will I put in?

● How is this work serving me?

● How am I serving my community?

We’ll walk you through a day in the life of a volunteer and answer these pressing questions!

Who’s Going to Teach Me?

You’ll get your training from the person that supervises your role in the organization.

If you’re just starting out at the local food bank, the Volunteer Coordinator will most likely give you an orientation and teach you what you need to know.

What to Pack

Pack your lunch and don’t forget your water bottle! Using the food bank as an example, you’ll be lifting boxes and bags of heavy food.

Volunteering can be physically taxing, but you can also connect with other folks in your community. Most importantly, bring a positive attitude and be a team player!

Time Commitment

Depending on the organization, your role and what they need from you, your time commitment will vary.

If you’re working for a food bank, you might commit 2-4 hours per week organizing donations, delivering goods, or making fundraiser signs. You can shift your hours based on your schedule, as long as you communicate!

How is This Work Serving Me & My Community?

While volunteers have many different motivations for contributing their time to local organizations, some of the most popular include:

● Supporting the community

● Making connections with others

● Gaining experience for future jobs/roles

● Occupying your free time with something meaningful

Whatever your cause, volunteering is a meaningful way to support individual and community growth.

Sign up to be a volunteer today!

Visit to sign up as a group and help your community.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We can’t wait to meet you!


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