Thanksgiving Food Drive 2017 Volunteer Opportunities

Thanksgiving Food Drive 2017 Volunteer Opportunities
November 21, 2017 12:00 PM

RCC Hunters Woods and Cornerstones Food Storage Facility 
November 21 – 23
Free • 14 Years and Older

Reston Community Center once again joins the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstones to help families in need for the 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive. Become a Volunteer Loader on November 21 and/or 22, a Volunteer Event Leader on November 23, or a Volunteer Food Sorter on November 23.”

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Please note: RCC is using Fairfax County's Volunteer Management System (VMS). Each volunteer must have a separate ID/ logon account, including children under the age of 18. This one-time process will allow you to access all volunteer opportunities from across the County, track hours, create your volunteer calendar and help students meet their community service requirements. Please review opportunities below and click on 'Register' for the opportunity you are interested in.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Volunteer Loader

(14 years and older) 
Tuesday, November 21 or Wednesday, November 22
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 
RCC Hunters Woods
 

Volunteers are needed to unload a truck filled with unsorted non-perishable food donations collected as part of the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Ability to lift 50-pound boxes is needed. Volunteers will need to wear closed-toe shoes. Register at Fairfax County Volunteer Management System website. Register (see above for registration information).

Thanksgiving Food Drive Volunteer Event Leader including Training

(16 years and older)
Thursday, November 23
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
RCC Hunters Woods and Cornerstones Food Storage facility

Volunteers with leadership abilities are needed. Training is from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and the event is from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or until done. Volunteer Leaders will direct and organize the large group of volunteers sorting, packing, loading, and unloading the multiple tons of donated non-perishable food. Register at Fairfax County Volunteer Management System website. Register (see above for registration information).

Thanksgiving Food Drive Volunteer Event

(all ages) 
Thursday, November 23
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
RCC Hunters Woods and Cornerstones Food Storage facility

Volunteers will sort non-perishable food, donations, put it all on a truck, and deliver and unload everything at the Reston Interfaith food storage facility. Due to overwhelming volunteer response in the last couple of years, there is a limit of 200 volunteers and registration will be required for all volunteers. Families are encouraged to register all interested family members at one time. Children under the age of 14 are welcome to volunteer but must be accompanied at all times by an adult guardian age 18 or older. Not all volunteers will need to go to the food storage facility. A smaller group of 25 volunteers with the ability to lift 50 pounds will do the work of unloading. Transportation from RCC Hunters Woods to the food storage facility is the responsibility of the volunteer. Register at Fairfax County Volunteer Management System website. Register (see above for registration information).

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Donations can also be made directly to the Cornerstones facility. Please visit http://www.cornerstonesva.org/ for more information.

 

  • Contact: Community Events Director
  • Phone: 703-390-6166