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volunteer Opportunities

During COVID-19 operations, not all of our typical volunteer opportunities are available. 
Please contact our Volunteer Program Manager
Denise Furr at denise@bocahelpinghands.org for more information.  

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Assistant Volunteer

Assist BHH administration with office management. Responsibilities vary, but focus on supporting development, marketing, events, PR, and office organization.

Requirements:

  • Detail Oriented
  • Proficient understanding of Windows computers
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills needed
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Monday through Friday from 10am - 4pm.

Pantry Drive-Thru Check-In

Check-in and register clients for our Pantry Bag program. 

Requirements:

  • Face-to-face interaction with clients
  • Comfortable using iPad and computer software technology for data entry
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Monday through Saturday from 8:45am - 1pm.

Pantry Drive-Thru Distribution

Distribute pantry bags into client vehicles. 

Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable standing for long periods of time
  • Considerable mobility needed
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Monday through Saturday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.

Front Desk Volunteer

The front desk volunteer works under the supervision of the Front Desk Coordinator. The front desk is the hub of Boca Helping Hands. It is the first point of contact and first impression for all clients, volunteers, contributors, donors, vendors, and guests.  

Responsibilities:
•    Answer a multi-line phone system, greet and direct clients and guests appropriately
•    Interface with Boca Helping Hands’ CRM computer system
•    Learn and be able to communicate all program descriptions and requirements as well as the referral agencies
•    Assist clients registering for the Pantry Bag Program
•    Make appointments for the Job Mentoring Program
•    Register clients for the Job Mentoring Orientation, ESOL classes, computer classes, and nutrition classes.
•    General filing and copying

Requirements:

  • The front desk volunteer must have good customer relations skills, computer skills and be able to multi-task.  
  • A friendly, compassionate and professional tone and actions are vital in this volunteer role.  
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

We are looking for a committed volunteer to serve two or more times a week during our food distribution hours (please see locations below). The responsibility of this individual will be to distribute BHH’s medical, dental & behavioral health vouchers for use at the Genesis clinics in Palm Beach County. This is a long term commitment and is an “in person” volunteer opportunity. Training will be provided by the staff at BHH before any shifts are assigned.

The expectation is for someone to be at our locations for at least two of the days and times.

Main: 9am - 12pm, Monday / Wednesday / Friday

Boynton: 10am - 12pm, Tuesday / Friday or Monday / Thursday

Lantana: 1pm - 3pm, Saturday

West Boca Raton: 9am - 10:30am, Saturday

Crew Member

Prepare food for the Hot Meals program! Work with the team leaders to prepare and clean dishes, pots, pans, etc.

Requirements:

  • Hat, hair net, and gloves must be worn at all times
  • Comfortable standing and moving for long periods of time
  • Teamwork, flexibility, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work under time pressure
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Monday through Saturday from 8am - 1pm.

Resource Screener

Register and screen clients for the Pantry Bag Program. Conduct interviews with clients and gather documentation to respond to needs for financial assistance.

Requirements:

  • Virtual interaction with clients
  • Comfortable remaining seated for long periods of time
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills needed
  • Using a computer for search and data entry (Special training for internal computer program will be given)
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

The schedule is flexible but needs to be consistent. Monday through Friday from 9am - 1pm.

Children's Assistance Program (CAP)

Qualify and register clients for CAP. Conduct interviews with potential families, gather the required documentation and work with participating agencies.

Requirements:

  • Virtual interaction with clients
  • Detail-oriented and meticulous when handling sensitive financial information
  • Adhere to CAP guidelines
  • Accurate and timely reporting
  • Willing to develop a strong working relationship with participating agencies (Special training for internal computer program will be given)
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

The schedule is flexible but needs to be consistent. Monday through Friday from 9am - 1pm.

Meat and Produce Packers

Prepare frozen bags of meat and fresh produce! Set up and fill bags.

Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable standing for long periods of time
  • Considerable mobility needed
  • Must be comfortable carrying large boxes from cooler/freezer to packing area
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Monday through Saturday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.

Food Recovery Driver

Pick up donated food! Drive to and from specific stores and restaurants (at specific times) to recover food and compete required paperwork.

Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be comfortable using your own transportation for pick-up and drop-off
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Monday through Saturday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.

Pantry Baggers

Fill pantry bags with canned and dry goods for BHH clients! Setup and fill grocery bags (250 bags per day) alongside a group of volunteers.

Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable standing for long periods of time
  • Some mobility needed
  • Comfortable handling full grocery bags
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Monday through Saturday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.

Support

Assist volunteers in the Warehouse! Categorize and mark out bar codes. Restock pantry items and/or fresh produce. Pack meal boxes for children's backpack program. 

Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable standing for long periods of time
  • Some mobility needed
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Monday through Saturday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.

Pantry Bag Drive-Thru Distribution: Set-up Team

Set up tables, canopies, traffic aids, etc. Breakdown location and clean up parking lot after distribution.

Requirements:

  • Face-to-face with clients
  • Comfortable being outdoors (rain or shine!)
  • Considerable mobility needed
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day of each week is required. Saturdays from 8:30 - 11am.

Pantry Bag Drive-Thru Distribution

Distribute pantry bags into client vehicles.  

Requirements:

  • Face-to-face with clients
  • Comfortable being outdoors (rain or shine!)
  • Considerable mobility needed
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day of each week is required. Saturdays from 8:30 - 11am.

Pantry Bag Drive-Thru Check-in

Check-in and register clients for our Pantry Bag program. 

Requirements:

  • Face-to-face with clients
  • Comfortable being outdoors (rain or shine!)
  • Considerable mobility needed
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day of each week is required. Saturdays from 8:30 - 11am.

Pantry Bag Drive-Thru Distribution: Set-up Team

Set up tables, canopies, traffic aids, etc. Breakdown location and clean up parking lot after distribution.

Requirements:

  • Face-to-face with clients
  • Comfortable being outdoors (rain or shine!)
  • Considerable mobility needed
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 9:30am - 12pm.

Pantry Bag Drive-Thru Distribution

Distribute pantry bags into client vehicles.  

Requirements:

  • Face-to-face with clients
  • Comfortable being outdoors (rain or shine!)
  • Considerable mobility needed
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 9:30am - 12pm.

Pantry Bag Drive-Thru Check-in

Check-in and register clients for our Pantry Bag program. 

Requirements:

  • Face-to-face with clients
  • Comfortable being outdoors (rain or shine!)
  • Considerable mobility needed
  • Wear face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines in compliance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC

Commitment to a specific day(s) of each week is required. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 9:30am - 12pm.