WEBVTT 00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:13.000 Volunteering in the WOU Food Pantry is really simple. 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:17.000 And it's a great way to get involved on campus and boost your resume. 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:21.000 Hi, I'm Sarah Tabor, assistant director of the food pantry. 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:26.000 Because our goal is to be open Monday through Friday, 8-5, we need a lot of volunteers. 00:00:26.000 --> 00:00:30.000 That's why I encourage you to become a food pantry volunteer. 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:33.000 You can set your own hours, and help as little or as much as you'd like. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:36.000 Here's a brief description of what a volunteer does. 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:43.000 At the beginning of your shit, turn on the light, and to prop open the door so people know the pantry is open 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:49.000 Next, sign in using the volunteer form on the pantry laptop. 00:00:50.000 --> 00:00:57.000 On your shift, you will also need to sign a confidentiality agreement in the volunteer notebook. 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:60.000 Then, it's time to check the temperature. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:06.000 The most important task is recording the temperatures in the pantry, at least once per day. 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:08.000 There are four thermometers in the pantry. 00:01:08.000 --> 00:01:12.000 One in the refrigerator. 00:01:12.000 --> 00:01:17.000 One in the freezer portion of the refrigerator. 00:01:17.000 --> 00:01:20.000 One in the secondary freezer. 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:25.000 And one clipped to the pantry shelving. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:32.000 During your shift, you'll make sure these temperatures have been recorded in the volunteer notebook under the temperature tab. 00:01:32.000 --> 00:01:37.000 There is a record sheet for each thermometer. 00:01:37.000 --> 00:01:43.000 Donations are accepted during business hours or can be left on the shelf outside the door. 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:47.000 Regular food shipments arrive on Tuesday. 00:01:47.000 --> 00:01:54.000 When donations come in, you'll weigh the food and record the items and weight in the volunteer notebook. 00:01:54.000 --> 00:01:63.000 It's important to check all donations to ensure nothing has been opened, is homemade, has expired, is rusted, or severely dented. 00:02:04.000 --> 00:02:08.000 Clothing and toiletry items are also accepted. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:12.000 Be sure to wash your hands before handling food in the pantry. 00:02:17.000 --> 00:02:21.000 And no food should be left sitting on the floor. 00:02:21.000 --> 00:02:26.000 As a state food pantry, we must track discarded items. 00:02:26.000 --> 00:02:35.000 As products expire or go bad, please dispose of them and track what items have been discarded and why, in the volunteer notebook 00:02:35.000 --> 00:02:42.000 Vacuuming the pantry and organizing shelves, and recycling extra boxes can be done as needed. 00:02:42.000 --> 00:02:46.000 When a customer comes in, verify they've read the risk waiver 00:02:46.000 --> 00:02:51.000 After verification, customers are welcome to take as much food as they need. 00:02:52.000 --> 00:02:60.000 When they are done shopping, weigh all of the food they've selected and have them fill out the food pantry checkout form on the laptop. 00:03:00.000 --> 00:03:08.000 If it's their first time in the food pantry that month, have them fill out the food pantry in-take form before the checkout form. 00:03:08.000 --> 00:03:11.000 At the end of your shift, be sure to sign out. 00:03:11.000 --> 00:03:14.000 This helps us track the amount of hours the pantry is open each week. 00:03:14.000 --> 00:03:18.000 If no one has come to relieve you, close the door and turn off the lights. 00:03:18.000 --> 00:03:23.000 The next volunteer can ask building administration to reopen the pantry. 00:03:23.000 --> 00:03:30.000 It's as simple as that, and when there are no customers in the pantry, feel free to read a book and or use the laptop to study. 00:03:30.000 --> 00:03:37.000 Now that you know how easy it is to volunteer, sign up be emailing me at foodpantryvolunteers@wou.edu 00:03:37.000 --> 00:03:41.000 Hope to see you soon in the pantry. Remember, together we succeed.