Warehouse Volunteer Coordinator
Orlando, FL • Orlando Operations
Warehouse Volunteer Coordinator – Operations – Orlando
This position is based in Orlando, FL supporting volunteers in our warehouse during their selected shift.
About Second Harvest
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank has distributed enough food for 91 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. In addition, Second Harvest’s 16-week culinary training program teaches foodservice-based technical, life and employability skills to economically hard-pressed adults. Second Harvest is distributing enough food to feed 66,000 people a day. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org.
The Operations team at Second Harvest plays a key role in our day to day functions. Part of these functions is to lead hundreds of volunteers that donate their time to help us sort and repack product to be distributed to our partner agencies.
Tuesday – Saturday: 7:00AM – 4:00PM; Some flexibility required for nights and weekends
In this position, the lead would coordinate activities of volunteers, engaged in the reclamation of donated products and assist in keeping records of the product handled. They would also be responsible for ensuring that volunteers follow procedures according to our Safe Food Handling Guidelines and that the environment provides a favorable experience for them and promotes the mission of the organization
Receive and process center donations. Sort, categorize, store and rotate canned, dry food and non-food Performs the daily activities involving in the receipt, inspection, cleaning/sanitizing, lining boxes, labeling, recording counts of boxes, packing categorizing, weighing and movement of damaged products received from local and Second Harvest donors.
Monitors adherence to procedures, retrains, or works with Operations Manager to take the necessary corrective action on any mislabeled product.
Directs the movement of Perishable and Non Perishable salvage into the isolation area for sorting.
Using forklift or pallet jack unloads and moves product following established operational and safety procedures as needed.
Performs and oversees the sorting and inspection of products using blue light and visual inspection to ascertain contamination, infestation, expiration or spoilage; accepts or rejects products based on inspection to insure Second Harvest requirements are met.
Performs quality control functions, including random audits, retrains volunteers as appropriate, and performs final check of boxes before product leaves the Salvage Area for mislabeling, breakage, expiration or contamination.
Establishes appropriate labeling to properly store and locate product; track product levels with Inventory Control Manager.
Confers with Volunteer Director to coordinate volunteer scheduling, avoid conflicts and maximize efficiency.
Advises Inventory Control Manager of uncategorized or slow moving products and moves merchandise to assigned areas.
Remains knowledgeable in all Food bank products. Maintains up to date knowledge of salvage management procedures in order to implement ways to improve and maximize efficiency.
Conducts salvage area inspections for pest control and cleanliness; inspects traps, looks for rodent droppings, completes pest control log, and works with Pest Control contractors to eliminate and prevent problems.
Conduct equipment inspections to ensure equipment and facility are operational; advises Operation Manager of malfunctions, breakdowns and needed repair or replacement. Completes cleaning logs and performs or oversees the cleaning, disinfecting, weeping, mopping of salvage section of warehouse in accordance with Feeding America and Second Harvest procedures and to ensure Board of Health requirements are met.
Works with Operations Manager to obtain approval for expenditures for purchases, supplies, maintenance of equipment or salvage facility area in accordance with established guidelines; identifies ways of reducing expenses and improving efficiency.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience Required
Strong oral and written communication skills.
High school graduate or GED.
Certified Professional Food Manager (or acquired within 60 days)
Ability to lift up to 60 pounds frequently.
Ability to work for long periods in a warehouse that will reach temperatures in the high 90’s.
Ability to effectively train, oversee, lead and motivate volunteers
Ability to work with a highly diverse and rotating volunteer staff
Must be highly organized.
Desired Skills and/or Certifications
• Forklift Certified
To apply: If our values (Service, Integrity, Stewardship, Respect, Accountability, Collaboration, and Diversity) are YOUR values, we might be the place where you belong. In our organization, the culture is one where words like those on the graph above are heard. Work for us: Second Harvest Food Bank accepts resumes for open positions only. Please visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/ddf80c2b-d6dc-4c42-9952-1bf30b194faa/Second-Harvest-Food-Bank-of-Central-Florida-Inc - reference this CFEC Job Posting when applying.
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