Meals from the Heartland is always looking for volunteers to serve in essential roles that help packaging events run smoothly and efficiently. We’re so thankful for our current team of dedicated support volunteers and are looking to grow it! Read on to learn how you can take serving at Meals from the Heartland to the next level.
Leader of the Pack
A supervisory role, leaders of the pack are familiar with the layout of packaging room including supplies, ingredients, labels, etc. and are able manage events from 20 to 120 packagers, depending on the event. Leaders will train other support volunteers, are responsible for making sure packaging tables are stocked, ready for the event and put away at the end of the night. This role is essential in ensuring we can host as many hunger fights as possible, allowing us to spread out time and energy of our staff and hardworking volunteers.
Meet a few of our current leaders!
Two of our Leaders of the Pack are friends and co-volunteers Pam (pictured, left) and Donna (pictured, right).
“I’m here because I just can’t imagine what it would be like to be hungry every day, not knowing where your meals are coming from,” says Pam. “It feels great being able to directly help with that need.” Pam has been helping feed the hungry in Iowa and around the world since first joining the Annual Hunger Fight planning committee five years ago.
“And I spend my time volunteering at Meals from the Heartland because it’s an awesome cause that’s instantly rewarding,” says Donna of her six years volunteering at Meals from the Heartland. “You see results and the benefits of your efforts right away. There’s nothing quite like it.”
And yes, all Leaders of the Pack get their very own neon-yellow T-shirt (you know you want one)! If you’re interested in volunteering beyond packaging, but don’t feel quite ready for a supervisory role, we also have several support positions available such as event greeters, floor support and more. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more!