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FGCU Campus Food Pantry

FGCU Campus Food Pantry

 

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Contact Us
foodpantry@eagle.fgcu.edu
 (239) 745-FOOD
or (239) 745-3663 

Volunteers

 
 

Who can volunteer?

The FGCU Campus Food Pantry (CFP) welcomes FGCU and the Southwest Florida community to volunteer with us. Community volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Acknowledgment Form prior to volunteering.

Signing-up for Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer for the CFP, please click on the Volunteerspot link. This link will open an external website that will allow you to view available volunteer opportunities at the CFP.

If you need help with signing up for spots, please view this tutorial video for assistance. Contact the CFP if you are experiencing difficulty with the sign up process.

Requirements for Support Volunteers

  • Support volunteers are required to view this video before arriving at the pantry.
  • Delivery volunteers are required to view this video before arriving for their shift. 
  • We ask all volunteers to arrive on time. If you will be arriving late or need to cancel your volunteer shift, please contact the CFP at 239-745-3663 as soon as possible.

  • All volunteers must wear close-toed shoes.

  • You must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Accommodations will be made for those not able to lift heavy weight due to health restrictions. Please address these restrictions with a staff member prior to volunteering.

Responsibilities and Duties of Support Volunteers

All volunteers are required to check in with the staff member when they arrive to receive instructions for their shift. Below are common activities that volunteers will experience while volunteering at the CFP. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CFP before you volunteer, and we will be happy to assist you.

Support volunteer tasks during Hours of Operation

    • Greeting and assisting the clients.

    • Re-stocking shelves, freezer and snack basket.

    • Weighing, checking expiration dates and storing incoming donations.

    • Collecting all used baskets and placing them in the appropriate location.

    • Help sustain a clean and organized environment.

Support volunteer tasks for Pantry Clean-up day

    • Removing and cleaning cans from the shelves.

    • Clean shelves and counter space.

    • Vacuuming the food pantry.

    • Sort through donations and checking expiration dates.

    • Help sustain a clean and organized environment.

Support volunteer tasks for Delivery

    • Help bring donations from the food delivery truck into the food pantry.

    • Placing food donations in appropriate locations.

    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. of food.

    • Help sustain a clean and organized environment.

Important things you need to know about volunteering with the CFP:

  • Confidentiality: The CFP asks that all volunteers respect the privacy of our clients that use the food pantry, as well as, refraining from repeating any sensitive materials outside of the food pantry.

  • Late Arrivals: We understand that emergencies can occur. If you will be arriving late to your volunteer shift, contact a food pantry staff at 239-745-3663 as soon as possible.

  • Cancellations: The CFP allows two cancellations before we ask that you not sign up for volunteer shifts. Cancellations need to be submitted to the food pantry at least 48 hours before your shift. Volunteer opportunities at the CFP are in high demand and we greatly rely on our volunteers for the sustained operation of the food pantry.

Do the volunteer hours count for Service Learning hours?

FGCU Students may use their volunteer hours at the CFP for Service Learning hours needed towards graduation. Please bring your service learning form with you during your shift.

Service Learning forms below may be found at the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website

Service-Learning Agreement and Verification Form Information

  • Agency Information:

    • Service Agency Name: FGCU Campus Food Pantry

    • Service Agency Address: 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL, 33965

    • Service Supervisor: Jo Anna Bradshaw

    • Service Phone: (239) 745-3663

    • Service Activities: See above 

 

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