With student volunteers returning to school and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic increasing needs across Palm Beach County, Boca Helping Hands is in need of volunteers to help feed the community.
Shifts are available Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the East Boca Raton facility (located at 1500 N.W. 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432) and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Boynton Beach location (First Baptist Church at 301 N. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435).
The organization’s priority is to fill volunteer positions to help register new clients for the pantry program and to help distribute hot meals and pantry bags of food. Boca Helping Hands locations all have drive-through operations that follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for social distancing, face masks, and daily temperature checks for all volunteers and staff.
“Our volunteers have been critical to being able to continue serving people during this crisis,” said executive director Greg Hazle. “We have seen younger volunteers stepping up to relieve many of our older ‘at risk’ regulars. Our community has shown they want to be part of this effort, so we are hopeful we will find some new volunteers to carry the baton.”
To volunteer, visit click here to fill out the online application to be reviewed by the staff at Boca Helping Hands. Potential volunteers may also email the volunteer manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.