VOLUNTEER AT TABLE OF HOPE

Table of Hope is one of the largest food pantries in the Wichita Metro Area providing food staples to more than 1,000 people and more than 400 pets each week. Between 25-50 people volunteer at different times throughout the week. Without the help of volunteers our pantry could not exist.


GETTING IN TOUCH WITH US

If you are interested in volunteering at Table of Hope after reviewing the information below, send an email to volunteer@tableofhopeict.org or call us at (316) 267-1852 and press option 5 to leave a message for the Volunteer Coordinator.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AT TABLE OF HOPE


VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE
Our pantry operates on a weekly cycle. In order for things to run smoothly on Tuesdays (Delivery Day) we use Mondays and Fridays each week to prepare. Volunteers do not have to be available all hours of every shift, we only ask that people be available for a minimum of two hours.

Monday Volunteer Schedule (Client Appointment Day)

  9:00 am - 3:00 pm Shift
 
  • Answering phones and helping clients make appointments (requires training)

Tuesday Volunteer Schedule (Client Delivery Day)

  7:00 am - 10:00 am First shift
  10:00 am - 12:00 pm Second shift
  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Closed for lunch
  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Third Shift

 
  • Answering phones and helping clients make appointments (requires training)
  • Setting up the outdoor delivery area
  • Unloading trucks
  • Prepping and assembling food boxes
  • Loading food boxes onto the indoor conveyer belt that goes outside
  • Loading food boxes in our outdoor delivery area into cars
  • Break down the outdoor delivery area

Friday Volunteer Schedule (Preparation/Load-In for the following week)

  8:00 am - 9:30 am Shift 

 
  • Unloading trucks
  • Stocking

REQUIRED ABILITIES WAREHOUSE TASKS
Ability to be on your feet for longer periods of time
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly

REQUIRED ABILITIES OFFICE TASKS
Those who volunteer in the pantry office should good with people and details, organized and have computer experience. Table of Hope uses Google Sheets, Excel and a series of paper documents to track and record pantry visits. It is important that this information be accurate to avoid confusion on delivery days.

COVID-19 PROCEDURES
At this time masks are now optional for those who are fully vaccinated. Based on CDC Guidelines, we strongly recommend that those who have not been vaccinated wear masks.