AFSCME Local 328 is again sponsoring a volunteer night at the Oregon Food Bank. The event will be held Thursday, March 21, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at OFB's Portland Volunteer Action Center, located at 7900 NE 33rd Dr. -- a few blocks north of Columbia Blvd. TriMet route #73 stops directly across from the center. Anyone interested in volunteering should email Theresia Lloyd-Siemer at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes before their shift to sign in and undergo a brief orientation.)
Here are some general guidelines about volunteering at OFB:
Tasks involve standing, squatting, lifting and pulling. OFB can accommodate most physical limitations if you notify them ahead of time re: any special needs.
For safety reasons, be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toed/-heel shoes. Open-toed/-heel shoes and high heels are not allowed. Volunteers will not be able to participate without proper footwear.
Volunteers should dress appropriately. The environment is extremely cool -- layers are recommended.
OFB has a zero-tolerance theft policy.
The minimum age for volunteering is 6. This requirement is not flexible.
Youth release forms are required for any volunteer under 18.
No food, beverage, gum or candy may be consumed in the volunteer work areas.
Do not attend if you feel sick or have a cough, runny nose, flu-like symptoms, open wounds, or food-borne illness.