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Volunteer Application

restricted_volunteeron March 3rd, 2015Comments Off on Volunteer Application

Section One - Personal Information
First Name:

Last Name:




Zip Code:

Cell Phone:

Other Number:

Email Address:

Group, School or Work Affiliation:


Section Two - Consent Of A Minor
(Applicable for any volunteer under the age of 18 years of age)
My son/daughter has my permission to volunteer with the Freestore Foodbank.

Minor's Birthdate: (mm/dd/yyyy)


Section Three - Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, contact:

Phone Number:



Section Four - Your Background

1. Work Experience
Current or Most Recent Employer:


Are you currently employed?
 Yes No Part-time Retired

2. Education
Are you a student?
 Yes No
Name of school:

Grade Level:

3. Volunteer Experience
Where have you volunteered in the past?

What do you hope to gain from volunteering at the Freestore Foodbank?


Section Five – Your Interests

What activities or abilities would you be interested in sharing or doing at the Freestore Foodbank?

 Check Out Power Pack, Duck & Hunger through Kroger stores Clothing Distribution with the Back on Track Program Clerical Support (data entry, file management, typing, photocopying…) Food Distribution through the Food Room: stocking shelves, assisting customers Gardening/Working on the farm at the Giving Fields Hospitality for clients and visitors through reception desk and registration at events Maintenance and building projects, painting, landscaping, cleaning… Organization and Leadership for Boards, Committees or Special Projects Photography at events and during volunteer activities Selling ducks/event tickets Solicit sponsors/in-kind donations Translator Special Events: set up & tear-down Special Events: coordination/team leader Special Events: general operations Training and educating other volunteers Transportation: I am willing to drive my own vehicle for delivery Transportation: I have a valid BC driver’s licenses Volunteer Engagement: Make phone calls, present at volunteer fairs Warehouse Distribution: packing food boxes, sorting food Writing articles for newsletters, internet site and proposals Other


Section Six – Your Availability

1. What days/hours are you available to volunteer? Please check.

2. How long are you hoping to volunteer at the Freestore?

3. Are you volunteering to fulfill community service hours or other requirements?
If yes, please explain.


Section Seven – Acknowledgements

Directions: Check mark to the left of each statement indicating you agree with its content.

Confidentiality Statement
 You agree that Agency/Client information is to be considered confidential and proprietary. You will not disclose, publish or otherwise reveal any information that can be identified as such without written authorization by the Freestore Foodbank.

Drug Free Workplace Policy
 The Freestore Foodbank is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for all employees. This includes maintaining a drug free workplace to protect our employees, customers, and others by providing the highest level of service, and minimize the risk of accidents and injuries. The Freestore Foodbank’s Drug Free Workplace policy is intended to comply with all state laws governing drug testing and is designed to safeguard employee and volunteer privacy rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Waiver of Liability
 The Freestore Foodbank accepts volunteer placements through various resources. Some assignments involve strenuous and/or physical labor including, without limitations, lifting and climbing. I acknowledge my receipt of permission to volunteer for the Freestore Foodbank. I also acknowledge my understanding that my service as a volunteer on or about Freestore Foodbank’s properties or as a volunteer at the Freestore Foodbank special event may expose me to various risks of injury or illness. In consideration of the permission and privilege allowed to me to serve as a volunteer, I agree and understand that I freely assume all risks, hazard, injury, illness, property damage and/or losses which may befall me in connection with my exercise of the permission and privilege allowed to me by Freestore Foodbank, and I agree not to hold the Freestore Foodbank, its agents, employees or volunteers liable for risk, hazard, injury, illness, property damage and/or loss. I understand that this Waiver and Release of Liability extends to and applies to any personal injuries, injurious results, damage or losses which I may experience or sustain while engaged in training for volunteer service or while engaged in serving as a volunteer for the Freestore Foodbank. I promise for myself, my estate, executor, heirs and assigns not to sue or initiate any claim procedure against Freestore Foodbank, its agents, employees, volunteers, assigns, or successors with respect to any risk, hazard, loss, injury, illness or property damage I may experience or sustain arising directly or indirectly out of my volunteer activities with or at the Freestore Foodbank.

Background Check Authorization
 I acknowledge that certain volunteer opportunities will require a Background Check Authorization in order to be considered for that placement. Background checks are usually completed when volunteers work with sensitive information or when given leadership responsibilities as volunteers. You will be requested to provide your date of birth, social security number, and driver’s license.


I acknowledge that all the information I have provided in this volunteer application is correct and I have read and agree to all the above acknowledgements.

Signature: (type your full name)


Volunteer Opportunities

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Your time and energy makes a tremendous impact on our neighbors facing difficult times. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, families and groups. Available volunteer opportunities for that specific category are available below on this page.


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All volunteers require a pre-screening process.

Spanish Translator Information

restricted_volunteeron February 4th, 2015Comments Off on Spanish Translator Information

Spanish Translator

Spanish translator volunteers are needed to help break down language barriers for our non-English speaking hungry neighbors. You can help translate for families, so they can receive all available services they are entitled to at the Freestore Foodbank. Our Spanish translator volunteer will assist the front desk and case managers with Spanish speaking clients, who do not speak English, facilitating effective communication between the two parties.

Volunteers will need to translate any questions concerning customer demographics, sources of income and benefits, people in household, medical/health insurance, and education. Volunteers will also need to answer any questions a Spanish speaking client might have about agency services by providing interpretation services for agency staff or volunteers. These services may be provided face to face or over the phone.

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The Giving Fields – Volunteer Information

restricted_volunteeron May 30th, 2013Comments Off on The Giving Fields – Volunteer Information


The Giving Fields is a community farm located in Melbourne, Kentucky that provides fresh produce for Northern Kentucky food pantries, soup kitchens, and other agencies that provide emergency food. Both individuals and groups are welcome.

Volunteers are needed to help plan, organize, plant, water, maintain, remove weeds and harvest the fields from March through October.  We can accommodate large and small groups and people of all ages over 5 years old.  Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to get dirty and/or wet. No experience is necessary.  Please check-in with Molly Jordan, Farm Manager, when you arrive. All Giving Fields volunteers must complete the volunteer application and liability waiver, either on paper or through our electronic system prior to arriving at the farm.

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To register: Contact or call the Volunteer Services at 513-482-7550 with questions.


Directions: From I-275, take the Highland Heights exit. From I-471, enter Highland Heights on Alexandria Pike (US-27). Travelling SE on Alexandria Pike from Highland Heights, turn left onto Industrial Road (SR 1998). Turn right on SR 8, passing through Silver Grove. You will pass St. Ann’s Convent on the right, with a Melbourne sign in front of it. The next road on the left is Anderson Lane (Kwick Food Mart is at the corner). Turn left onto Anderson Road, crossing the railroad tracks. The Giving Fields are on the right, parking for volunteers is on the left.

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Power Pack Information

restricted_volunteeron December 18th, 2012Comments Off on Power Pack Information

Feeding Kids Over The Weekend - Power Pack - Freestore Foodbank

A Power Pack is a bag of nutritious food given to students each Friday during the school year to ensure they have something to eat on the weekends. Participating schools identify children in need to take part. Each Power Pack contains 9-12 food items, which are shelf-stable and easy to prepare.

Please volunteer or donate today! $4 provides one Power Pack to a child. $16 supplies a child with Power Packs for an entire month. $160 provides Power Packs to a student for the whole school year. For $5,000, you can sponsor a Power Pack School for the year. Every donation goes a long way in helping children in need.

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Distribution Center Volunteer Team Leader

restricted_volunteeron April 16th, 2012Comments Off on Distribution Center Volunteer Team Leader


Location: 1250 Tennessee Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45229
Duration: Long term/Ongoing
Time Commitment: Seven+ Hours a week
Schedule: Saturdays 8am-3pm

Essential Functions: This position is a permanent volunteer leadership position to help supervise and coordinate teams of 10-40 volunteers. Typical activities for groups include Power Pack assembly, food sorting, and senior box assembly, but will vary on a weekly basis. Team leader will orient groups to Freestore Foodbank, the organization’s programs, and the work to be performed that day and will then supervise these groups in their activities. Sometimes the Volunteer Team Leader will assist with data entry and paperwork.

Requirements: Must be able to lift at least 50lbs, willing to work with people from diverse backgrounds, and able to take direction. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, committed, and passionate about the Freestore Foodbank’s mission.

Work Environment: Warehouse – involves walking, standing, stooping, and lifting

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Back on Track Information

restricted_volunteeron June 10th, 2011Comments Off on Back on Track Information

Donate Cincinnati - Back On Track - Clothing Assistance

Volunteers are needed to staff the Back on Track program year round. The Back on Track program is a clothing shop at our Customer Connection Center located at 112 East Liberty Street in Over-the-Rhine. It provides our customers, both men and women with free clothing for job interviews and work, as well as emergency clothing.

Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays between the hours of 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. Duties include sorting donations, maintaining clothing racks, and assisting clients.

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Group Volunteer Information

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Interested in a team building opportunity for your staff or group? Groups can volunteer assisting with sorting canned food drive donations, assembling Power Packs bag and packing boxes during the holidays.

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