Volunteers are the Backbone of the Work We Do at Borderlands
Do you want to volunteer? We have an opportunity for everyone, whether you are on your own mission to give back, or your entire group wants to take part. Without volunteers Borderlands would not be able to do the work we do, so thank you in advance for your interest!
Currently we have the most need for volunteers at one of our weekly Borderlands' P.O.W.W.O.W. locations. Volunteers help with setting up our market locations, pre-boxing, traffic control, clean-up and other similar tasks. No prior experience is needed to jump in and become an amazing volunteer!
All volunteers who sign-up for a 3 hour shift will get a FREE volunteer produce box. We do encourage volunteers to donate for a box if they want all of the varieties being given out. Volunteer boxes may include a mix and match of produce items, as leftover through distribution.
Volunteer Shifts Available
We start setting up locations early, almost as soon as the Borderlands truck drops off produce. First shift volunteers will help set-up the location (tables, signs, cones, etc.,) start stocking up produce boxes, and begin the process of pre-boxing produce.
I Can Help for the First Shift
During the second shift volunteers will help set-up the location; taking boxes off of the pallets, setting up tables and sorting out perished produce. Depending on the style of the location, volunteers will either begin pre-boxing produce or displaying produce on the table for supporters. Some volunteers will assist with loading produce into supporter cars, or helping carry to their cars.
Sign Me Up for the Second Shift!
Signing up to help for a full-shift is extremely helpful to us and the hosting organization. You will assist with all of the things listed in the previous shifts, in addition to helping the head honcho with other tasks the par-time volunteer may not be able to help with. This shift also includes cleaning up the location at the end.
I Can Help for a Full Shift!