Volunteers are the lifeblood of The Helping Center. “Give Food, Give Hope” doesn’t start with the meal; it starts with serving. THC is blessed with more than 50 volunteers who work diligently to provide food to the needy. Volunteer opportunities range from Sorting and Warehousing to Client Interface, HOPE Delivery, Computer Input, and more.
WHAT ARE YOUR AGE REQUIREMENTS?
We welcome volunteers of all ages in our sorting and packing area. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to volunteer independently. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a volunteer adult. When chaperoning a group of youth volunteers, there must be an adult/child ratio of 1:5.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT TO VOLUNTEER?
Yes. We require all volunteers to be registered. Please contact The Helping Center at 830-693-5689.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse. Sandals/flip-flops, short skirts/shorts or low-cut shirts are not appropriate. Individuals wearing opened-toed shoes will not be allowed in the stocking areas.
WHERE DO I PARK?
Please park across the street from The Helping Center in the sports complex parking lot. Unless otherwise indicated, parking is not allowed in front of The Helping Center entrance or the drop-off driveway alongside the building.
DO I NEED TO SIGN-IN?
Yes, each volunteer individual or group needs to sign in each time they volunteer at The Helping Center. Upon arrival, please visit our volunteer lobby desk for instructions on how to sign-in and obtain a name tag.
DOES THE HELPING CENTER PROVIDE PROOF OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE?
Yes, upon request The Helping Center will provide you with a letter specifying the date of service and number of hours volunteered. The Executive Director will also sign any school/church/community service forms after each session.