Village Exchange Center

Village Pantry Volunteer

1 Month Minimum

Project Term: Year Long
Est. Hours: 2-3 hours
Locations:

Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30 – 3:30 OR 12:30 – 2:30

At the Village Exchange Center we are given needs from our community that we are able to fulfill, with the assistance from our VEC members, partners and volunteers. The Village Pantry is no different; however, it has sprouted like a wildfire and continues to grow every week, twice a week! This Pantry was created with the need to feed the surrounding community, on a weekly basis. It started with a couple of volunteers, Rev. Marcel Narucki, and a donated box truck the Pantry was on its way. Now the Pantry serves over 400 community members and their families each week. We have picked up over 2,000lbs of food, from our partner at The Food Bank Of The Rockies, and continue to pick up more and more each week. Our goal is to reach over 1,500 community members and their families each month, and we believe we will meet and exceed this number!

Responsibilities:

  • Flexibility in assisting program manager in food pick-up
  • Assist with setup or assist with cleanup depending on shift time
  • Friendly, helpful attitude
  • Ability to carry 25 lbs
  • Supporting/Supervising local food pantry volunteers
  • Must be 15 years old or older. Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: 1609 Havana Street, Aurora, CO 80010

Village Exchange Center is a non-profit organization formed to serve immigrants and refugees in the Aurora/Denver metro area. As community center and multi-faith worship space it seeks to celebrate cultural and religious diversity by creating an inclusive environment where residents from all background interact, share and develop together. Through organic and collocated programs, informational services and cultural activities, the center will be a “one stop shop”supporting integration, engagement and empowerment of newly arrived residents. Village Exchange Center has an overarching goal of creating bridges between people and communities, both locally and globally.