Volunteer Community Service Opportunities in Brandon
No experience necessary! At ECHO, anyone can volunteer and make a difference.
Are you new to the area? Do you want to get more involved in Brandon Community Service?
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An in-depth listing of ways to volunteer or serve at ECHO of Brandon. Click on the + to learn more below:
- Part Time Volunteer at the Center
Shifts are scheduled from either 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday.
Regular weekly volunteers:
There are 4 regular weekly positions:
Clothing Sorter: works in the donation center to receive the donations. They provide the donor with a receipt and monthly newsletter. Other responsibilities include conducting daily clothing inventory to decide what types of clothing are needed. Sorting donations received. Deliver needed clothing to hanging area.
Clothing Hanger/Client Check-out: hangs the clothes received from the clothing sorter and places them on the appropriate clothing rack. Other responsibilities include straightening the clothes, assisting the clients and checking them out when they have finished selecting their items.
Food Bank Volunteer in Brandon: receives and re-packages incoming food. May also be responsible for picking up donated food from various locations. In addition, the food pantry worker stocks the pantry shelves, fills incoming orders and assists the clients with taking food to their cars
Administrative helper: a variety of administrative duties such as data entry, answering the phone, filing and project work
- Special Events/Projects Volunteers
Throughout the year, E.C.H.O. holds special events and projects that also require volunteer assistance. Duties on these projects can range from serving on a committee, planning, working at the event or just helping us spread the news throughout the community. Some of the events include: Empty Bowls, Feed the Bay, Postal Food Drive, Various Fundraisers.
- Hold a Fundraiser
We are so pleased that many individuals or groups wish to hold fundraisers for ECHO.
Fundraiser information sheet coming soon.
- Hold a Food Drive
ECHO serves over 16,000 area residents each year. As a result, our pantry often runs low between scheduled food drives. Your group can conduct a drive and help gather food such as non-perishable items including canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese and peanut butter and jelly.
ECHO also provides basic necessities, so there is always a need for items such as toiletries, shoes, socks and underwear.
Simply check with us as to what is most needed at the time you want to hold your drive.
- Work at the Community Garden
ECHO is fortunate to be the recipient of fresh produce from the Seeds of Faith Community Garden located behind Bay Life Church (1017 N. Kingsway Avenue). Your group can pick a Saturday and work the garden. This would include weeding, watering and harvesting. Supervision is provided. All Ages Welcome EVERY 2nd Saturday of the month, 8am-10am.