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New Volunteer Tour & Orientation

Welcome to the IFCB Volunteer Team!

9:00 am - 9:30 am

New Volunteer Tour & Orientation

Welcome to the volunteer team!

Be bold. Be kind. Be awesome. Repeat. It's like shampoo, but with your life.- Kid President

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank (IFCB) serves an average of 400 families each week and would not be able to do so without the dedicated team of volunteers who come in each day to make it happen.

The IFCB team offers you a warm welcome and invites you to attend a volunteer orientation to get started. Orientations are required and it generally takes about 30 minutes to cover all of the necessary material.

New Volunteer Orientations Include:

  • A tour of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
  • Volunteer number assignment and a check-in tutorial
  • Instruction on how to receive and record donations, and how to write donation receipts
  • A brief overview of IFCB programs and special events
  • A tutorial on how to sign up for volunteer shifts and how to cancel shifts
  • An introduction to the IFCB safety and emergency plan
  • Review of volunteer rights and responsibilities
  • Review of critical IFCB policies and procedures

Questions that you might be wondering:

Q. Where is the food bank located?
A. The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is located at 179 S.E. 1st Avenue in historic, downtown Issaquah. 1st Avenue runs directly behind the Sunset Alehouse and the Front Street Market shopping complex and is a one-way street.

Q. Where should I park?
A. Free public parking is available in the lot directly across the street from the food bank, on the other side of the green space dividing the two parking lots and by the community center. Free street parking is also available alongside our building. We kindly ask that volunteers avoid parking in the side ally (which we use for deliveries) or in parking spaces designated for Spa Chi.

Q. What should I wear?
A. The dress code for the food bank is rather casual. IFCB is definitely a "jeans and a t-shirt" sort of place. Please plan to wear something comfortable that you can move in and something that you don't mind getting dusty or dirty. It is strongly advised that you wear comfortable, closed toe shoes since the floors can be rather hard on feet and you'll want to protect your toes.

Q. What should I bring?
A. All you need to bring is a positive attitude, an open mind and a desire to help. We generally provide water, tea, coffee and donuts/pastries. Please feel free to bring your own munchies if you would like to stop for a snack. A fridge and a microwave are both available for volunteer and staff use.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email megan@issaquahfoodbank.org or call 425-392-4123, ext. 10.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

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