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Volunteer Description - Distribution Volunteer (Goshen)

General Description: 

Join our Goshen Family Center team as a volunteer at our distributions throughout the year. Volunteers are essential to Family Services of Tulare County. This is an unpaid, part-time volunteer position.

Commitment Required: 

  • Help at one distribution or help out on a regular basis. Length of commitment is flexible.  
  • Fill out our general liability form.
  • Complete COVID-19 symptom screenings prior to each shift and follow our COVID Safety guidelines (Screening requirements vary depending on length of volunteer commitment.)

Monthly Distributions:

  • Food Distributions- Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month, 7:45am to 12pm
  • Diaper Distributions- Every 4th Wednesday of the Month, 7:45am to 12pm

Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities vary depending on distribution, but could include:

  • Setting up distribution, setting up tables, canopies, chairs, preparing food bags, unloading prior distribution food or diapers. 
  • Loading food bags/diapers into vehicles.
  • Cleaning up after distribution.  This includes moving tables, canopies, food bags, canned food, diaper boxes and picking up trash.

Duties may vary as needs arise and/or change.


  •  Must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer at distributions.
  • Able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time, lift and carry 30 pounds, and communicate clearly.
  • Be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Must enjoy working with people and have a customer service mindset.
  • Able to take direction from staff and lead volunteers.
  • Have reliable transportation and means of communication (i.e. cell phone)

Screening Requirements and Process

  • Must interview with Volunteer Coordinator 
  • Ongoing volunteers must receive clearance from the Department of Justice Criminal Record Offender Information database.
  • Provide proof of valid CA Driver’s License.

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

  • First 5 Tulare County
    First 5 Tulare County
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