Volunteer Job Descriptions

Food Pantry

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 4-6 hours per day

Responsibilities:   Greeting clients, helping them shop if requested, weighing outgoing food, stocking shelves, packaging staples

To Consider:  Some heavy lifting required.  High commitment to customer service is a must.

Clothing Room

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 4-6 per day

Responsibilities:   Greeting clients, helping them shop if requested, packing up clothing and small household items.

To Consider:  High commitment to customer service and a love for people is a must.

Donation Room

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 4-6 per day

Responsibilities:   Greeting donors, labeling and hanging up clothing.

To Consider:  High commitment to customer service is a must.  This room is ideal for a task oriented individual who enjoys working on a team.

Client Center

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 5-6 per day

Responsibilities:   Client intake

To Consider:  Must be comfortable and proficient on a computer.  Must complete an 8 hour database training, and submit to a background check.  High commitment to customer service is a must.  This room is ideal for someone with high computer skills, yet possesses a strong and compassionate heart (you will hear a lot of very sad stories).

Classroom Volunteer

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 3-4 per day

Responsibilities:   Tutoring GED students, conducting mock interviews, or facilitating a small group.

To Consider:  This is a very hands on service opportunity.  You will become attached to our students, yet you must be able to maintain strong boundaries and not enter the volunteer arena with a savior complex.  Must possess expertise in the classroom topic.

Handyman

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 1-3 hours per day

Responsibilities:   Completing small maintenance tasks around the ECHO campus such as painting, hanging photos, replacing light bulbs and filters

To Consider:  This position is ideal for a task driven, self-starter

Onsite Gardener

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 1-2 per day

Responsibilities:   Maintaining one small vegetable bed and one small flower bed

To Consider:  This position is ideal for a task driven, self-starter, who is passionate about gardening.

Community Garden Volunteer

Time Commitment:  1 day per month @ 2 hours

Responsibilities:   Planting, weeding, and harvesting

To Consider:  Enjoys serving outdoors with an enthusiastic team

Truck Driver

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 2-3 hours per day

Responsibilities:   Picks up donations from consignment shops and grocery stores.

To Consider:  May require some heavy lifting.  Ideal for an individual who does not mind serving alone.

Echo Handmade Artisan

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 3 hours

Responsibilities:   Cutting fabric, sewing, jewelry making, gluing or labeling

To Consider:  High commitment to quality craftsmanship is a must.  Enjoys serving on a team.