Volunteer

The Port Angeles Food Bank is primarily run by volunteers just like you! Over 70 volunteers a month work the equivalent of 5 Full Time Employees. Our volunteers sort, stock, repackage and serve over 50,000 lbs of food to those in need. Along with ongoing weekly and monthly needs, we offer a variety of drives and events for you to participate. The Port Angeles Food Bank is a great place for teens to satisfy their school community service requirements.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a part of our amazing team please fill out the form below.

 
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Volunteer Application

*If volunteer is under the age of 18, a parent/guardian permission slip is required.

*If under the age of 15 and adult must be present with them at all times

*Photo ID mandatory for eligibility and application process.

Name *
Name
In the FIRST NAME field please type your first name then middle initial (John D. )
Birthday *
Birthday
Gender
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Emergency Contact
Emergency Contact
Phone 1
Phone 1
What type of service are you looking to provide?
Availability *
Please select one or more options (these are meant to show an idea of your preferred time slot, actual shifts may vary)
Volunteer Roles *
Please select one or more options that interest you
Please list any specific skills that you have
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
The undersigned individual will be engaged in volunteer service in the form of special events, warehouse, office and related duties for The Port Angeles Food Bank of Clallam County. This participation is voluntary on the part of the individual, who hereby releases The Port Angeles Food Bank, its managers, employees, agents, Board of Directors, predecessors, successors, assigns, representatives, attorneys, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and all persons acting by, through or in connection with any of them from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, demands, and actions of any nature whatsoever arising out of the individual’s participation in such duties. Such release extends to any injury, damage, loss or liability incurred by the individual while engaged in such duties, whether occurring on or off the premises owned or operated by The Port Angeles Food Bank.
PHOTO RELEASE
I hereby grant and convey unto The Port Angeles Food Bank all rights, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by The Port Angeles Food Bank, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.
VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT *
Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Port Angeles Food Bank appreciates your services and we will do our utmost to ensure that your volunteer experience is rewarding, productive and safe. We are committed to respecting your skills and individuals needs within the limitation of these requirements. We ask your cooperation in following these guidelines: 1. Come prepared to volunteer. Wear closed toe shoes and long pants in the warehouse. Sandals, tank tops, or offensive clothing are not permitted. Necklaces and long earrings pose a safety concern in the warehouse. 2. All volunteers must wear a name badge for easy identification. 3. All personal belongings including, purses, backpacks, computers, etc., should be left in your vehicle. If the volunteer does not have a vehicle to leave personal belongings in, there are limited lockers available. 4. Volunteers leaving before the end of a shift must advise the manager on duty. 5. All volunteers must check in with the Warehouse Manager or the Executive Director upon signing in. All volunteers must sign in at the beginning of their shift and sign out after completing their shift. 6. Port Angeles Food Bank assumes no responsibility for damage to or loss of personal property of volunteers. Volunteers participate at their own risk and agree to use personal insurance, or that provided by group organization, as the primary provider in case of an incident either to self or personal property. 7. Be safe! Use proper lifting techniques, using your legs to push upwards, keeping your back straight and body balanced. Solicit the help of another person to lift objects over 20 pounds. Ask for help if you need assistance. 8. Follow staff instruction and complete duties as assigned. Ask for help, as needed. Running, shouting, horseplay, tossing food, riding pallet jacks, and walking or stepping on pallets is not permitted. Report possible hazards or and/or unsafe activities immediately to the Warehouse Manager or Executive Director. 9. Only Food Bank staff or certified volunteers may operate the forklift. Only trained adult volunteers may operate the hand pallet jack. Youth volunteers may not work around forklifts, pallet jacks, or participate in the loading and unloading of vehicles while power equipment is present or the operation of fleet vehicles. 10. Keep your work area clean and assist with clean up at the end of your volunteer shift. Wash hands before and after handling food items, after your break, smoking, or returning from the restroom. 11. Anyone under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be permitted to volunteer. Smoking is permitted during breaks and must be done in designated smoking areas only. 12. Harassment of any kind is not tolerated by staff or volunteers. Any behavior, including but not limited to, violence, offensive speech, or jokes that are intended to create discord or restrict volunteers or staff from working will not be tolerated. Report incidents immediately to the manager on duty. 13. Food or any product may not be taken from the warehouse or food sorting areas without prior approval from the manager. Unauthorized possession will be considered stealing and will lead to immediate discontinuation of volunteering. 14. Youth volunteers (Age 14 & Over) must have a parent/guardian permission slip on file in order to volunteer. Youth volunteers, ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older; they are to be monitored on a continuous basis 15. Usage of personal cell phones is acceptable; however continual abuse of this privilege may result in termination of privilege or complete dismissal. 16. Please call before your shift to cancel if you are unable to come as agreed upon. 17. If you need paperwork signed for your volunteer/community service obligations you are responsible for bringing it in with you to your scheduled shift. 18. The Food Bank inclement weather policy states: If poor, unsafe, and/or severe weather occurs the Food Bank may be closed by the Executive Director. A message notifying the public will be posted on each entrance/exit if possible of the Food Bank. I have read and understand my responsibility regarding the above while volunteering for any Port Angeles Food Bank activity. I understand that I will be asked to discontinue volunteering and leave the premises if I do not follow these requirements and show good judgment.
WSP BACKGROUND CHECK
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL AT PHONE NUMBER: (360) 705-5100 EMAIL ADDRESS: crimhis@wsp.wa.gov Washington State Patrol WEBSITE: http://www.wa.gov/wsp/ CHILD/ADULT ABUSE RECORD SEARCH GUIDELINES: Refer to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.43.830-43.43.845 for complete information. Child/Adult Abuse Information Act background checks may be conducted by Washington state businesses, organizations or individuals. All other states must conduct searches under the Criminal Records Privacy Act, RCW 10.97. 1. Searches can be conducted only on prospective employees, volunteers or adoptive parents. Background checks can be conducted on prospective employees, volunteers, or adoptive parents who will or may have unsupervised access to children under sixteen years of age, developmentally disabled persons, or vulnerable adults. The background check is for initial employment or engagement decisions only. Background checks on current employees or volunteers should be done through the Criminal Records Privacy Act, RCW 10.97 2. Applicants must be notified an inquiry may be made. A business or organization shall not make an inquiry to the Washington State Patrol unless the business or organization has notified the applicant, applying for a position as an employee or volunteer that an inquiry may be made. 3. A business or organization must prepare a disclosure statement to be signed by the applicant before a background check may be conducted. A business or organization shall require each applicant to disclose whether the applicant has been: (a) convicted of any crime against children or other persons; (b) convicted of crimes relating to financial exploitation if the victim was a vulnerable adult; (c) convicted of crimes related to drugs as defined in RCW 43.43.830; (d) found in any dependency action under RCW 13.34.040 to have sexually assaulted or exploited any minor or to have physically abused any minor; (e) found by a court in a domestic relations proceeding under Title 26 RCW to have sexually abused or exploited any minor or to have physically abused any minor; (f) found in any disciplinary board final decision to have sexually or physically abused or exploited any minor or developmentally disabled person or to have abused or financially exploited any vulnerable adult; (g) found by a court in a protection proceeding under chapter 74.34 RCW, to have abused or financially exploited a vulnerable adult. The disclosure shall be made in writing and signed by the applicant and sworn under penalty of perjury. The disclosure sheet shall specify all crimes against children or other persons, all crimes relating to drugs, and all crimes relating to financial exploitation as defined in RCW 43.43.830 in which the victim was a vulnerable adult. 4. Applicants must be notified of the response. The requesting agency shall notify the applicant of the Washington State Patrol’s response within ten days after receipt. The employer shall provide a copy of the response to the applicant and shall notify the applicant of such availability. WASHINGTON STATE PATROL RESPONSE This identification certificate is the result of a request for criminal conviction record information from the Washington State Patrol Identification and Criminal History Section on a prospective applicant by a business or organization. Pursuant to the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act, RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.845, if the conviction record, disciplinary board final decision, or civil adjudication record shows no evidence of a crime against children or other persons, an identification declaring the showing of no evidence shall be issued to the applicant.