Volunteer

Join the CPO Family!

You are invited to volunteer at CPO! Volunteers must be at least 9 years old. For safety reasons all volunteers under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Also, for safety reasons you are required to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

You can volunteer one time, once a month, once a week, or as frequently as your schedule permits. We ask that volunteers arrive 30 minutes before we open the doors to serving clients to prepare for distribution and plan to stay 30 minutes after the closing time to clean up the work area for the next day.  For hours and days of operation please refer to the top of the home page.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact Information

Darcy Hull
Volunteer Coordinator
E-mail: CPOvol.Coordinator@ccharitiesdor.org
Phone: 919-847-1466 (Accepts Text Messages)

Volunteer Opportunities

Greeter

Currently not active due to pandemic

The volunteer who greets our clients:

  • Welcomes them as they arrive at CPO.
  • Answers their questions.
  • Collects their referral (from the social service agency that sent them to CPO).
  • Provides them with a number (to to track interview and food delivery accuracy).

Work: Light, desk work
Requires: Good people skills
Spanish language skills are a plus, but not necessary

Shift: 4 hours

Interviewer

Volunteers who interview will do a brief intake to collect the relevant data to fulfill the USDA requirements and to be able to prepare orders.  Must be comfortable dealing with people and be sensitive to our clients’ needs and challenges. Computer skills are necessary for data entry and record keeping.

Work: Light, desk work
Requirements: Good people skills, computer skills

Shift: 4 hours
Spanish language skills are a plus, but not necessary

Food Area

Volunteers who are working in the food area will be assembling orders, packing boxes for orders, stocking shelves, sorting vegetables, or using one of our carts to assist clients in taking the groceries to their cars.

Work: Light to medium.

Requirements: Lifting and standing are required for these tasks.
The work assignments can be adjusted to the volunteer’s needs on an individual basis.

Shift: 4 hours

Spanish language skills are a plus, but not necessary for runners

Clothing Area

Currently not active due to the pandemic

Volunteers working in the clothing area assist clients who are choosing clothing for children who are up to four years old or who are selecting maternity clothing.

Work: Light, mostly standing

Requirements: Good people skills

Shift: 4 hours
Spanish language skills are a plus, but not necessary

Warehouse

Volunteers working in the warehouse receive and store canned, boxed, and refrigerated food.

Work: Varies from medium to strenuous

Requirements: Using a pallet jack and driving the CPO truck at times are required.

Additional: Training on the forklift will be provided on a as needed basis for Forklift operators.

Shift: 6 hours

Current Volunteers