Volunteers

Volunteers2020-09-22T23:12:58-04:00

Calling all Packing volunteers!  Packing spots available for Wed Sep 30 and Thu Oct 1. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a44abab23a7f94-food50

THANK YOU for volunteering!

As of now, The Children’s Hunger Project has renewed its normal weekly school distribution schedule for those schools we distribute to, that are currently ready for us. We are still holding small weekly packing events with masks and gloves.  If you are part of an organization that would like to pack with us in small groups, please call 321-610-1900.

Online Volunteer Forms

Click Here to Come Pack Food with us

OR

Click Here for Volunteer Opportunities

Printable Volunteer Form and Waiver

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT VOLUNTEER FORM

In keeping with the coronavirus guidelines, we will continue to operate with smaller groups of volunteers at our office at 1855 West King Street, Cocoa 32926 (located on the Cocoa Hyundai dealership property) to pack weekend food packages. MAP

Currently, we are taking temperatures of all packing volunteers prior to their shift and require EVERYONE to wear a mask when they enter the building. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MASK OR FACE COVERING IF YOU HAVE THEM, WE HAVE MINIMAL MASKS AVAILABLE. Please try to arrive a few minutes before your shift for check-in.
Gloves are provided. The TCHP office is deep-cleaned on a regular basis and after each packing.
It may not always possible to maintain 6-ft distancing, but TCHP makes every effort to do so when possible.
For food pick-up and distribution, GLOVES WILL BE PROVIDED, WE ASK YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN FACE COVERING/MASK AND HAND SANITIZER. Distribute food packages by placing one food package per child in the car trunk, or however many they request- (please remember to keep your 6’ of social distancing space).

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

Out of concern for the health and safety of our volunteers, we request the following:

NO ONE UNDER AGE 8.
NO CONTACT/LIVING WITH SOMEONE WHO IS BEING TESTED, DISPLAYS SYMPTOMS, OR HAS A HIGH-RISK FACTOR (IMMUNO-COMPROMISED).
NO TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF BREVARD COUNTY DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS.
NO SYMPTOMS IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS.If you do not have a volunteer waiver on file with us, please complete the online form at https://thechildrenshungerproject.org/volunteer-opportunities or download, print and sign to bring with you at https://thechildrenshungerproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/VOLUNTEER-AGREEMENT-Rev-Aug-2019.pdf

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE AND YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE at 321-610-1900.

To make a donation, or get a list of food items needed, please click here.

Give by mail: The Children’s Hunger Project, 1855 W. King Street Cocoa, FL 32926

The commitment and dedication of volunteers are critical to hungry kids and our everyday operations. From packing to heavy lifting, to letter writing and making phone calls, to helping with event setup and breakdown, and through sharing our story with the public, we are deeply grateful to have these volunteers as part of our organization.

Meet Our Volunteers

Tim Brown, School Deliveries and Packing Volunteer  Tim Brown is a familiar face throughout Brevard.  Tim volunteers with many local charities – Meals on Wheels, Hospice of St. Francis, Senior Transerve and Volunteers in Motion among others. Tim and his wife, Cora frequently volunteer together. Tim was drawn to our charity when he decided he wanted to assist children. He works with “Take Stock in Children”, a program for deserving low-income youth and students to escape the cycle of poverty through education.  Tim, a “Santa double”, is seen over the holidays dressed in his red suit in the Viera parade or at a local mall.

Paula Dawson, Office Volunteer  Paula knew she wanted to get involved in something worthwhile utilizing her background in schools and food. The Children’s Hunger Project was a great match. Her first career was as a teacher, then with Olive Garden Restaurants helping them grow into a major corporation. When she retired, she was the Senior VP of Operations overseeing 103 restaurants. Now Paula volunteers helping in our office, from writing thank you letters to donors, to taking inventory. “I love being able to help children while making an impact in my own back yard. The Children’s Hunger Project is a wonderful organization,” says Paula.

Lynne Hunter, Food Delivery Coordinator  With a degree in elementary education from the UF, Lynne enjoys being able to volunteer on behalf of children.  She is keenly aware of how what happens in the home has a great influence on what happens in the classroom. “The children who come to school in the morning from a home with a nurturing environment have a positive attitude, ready to meet new challenges.  A child who is hungry or tired or worried is at a disadvantage before the first bell rings on Monday morning,” says Lynne. Lynne is proud to be involved with an organization that provides such a vital service to children.

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