Volunteer at the Corner

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Got extra time on your hands, desire community involvement or need volunteer hours for a college class? Scroll to view the opportunities below, fill out our online application and start making a difference today.

Must be 18 years or older to volunteer. The Corner does not accept court mandated volunteers. If you have specific specialty skills and do not see an opportunity that fits, please contact us directly.

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This is a different opportunity than longer term/scheduled volunteer opportunities. Ages 12-25 can join.

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Corner Store Volunteer

Location:
Corner Health Center, 47 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Purpose:
Volunteers will lead day to day operations of the Store and Food Pantry, under staff supervision. The Corner Store is a safety net program that provides beneficial tangible support for Corner patients. It is stocked with a variety of personal care items, household goods, and infant care products. A free food pantry is included in the Store to provide patients with access to healthy food.

Time Commitment:
A minimum donation of 4 hours/week requested. This is a weekly shift – the same day and time each week.

Works with:
Corner team members, including staff, interns, other volunteers and our youth.

Duties and Responsibilities: Tasks may vary depending on which shift being worked.

  • Check volunteer bulletin/clipboard for requested daily tasks
  • Assist patients with their shopping experience in the Corner Store
  • Record and maintain accurate data of client’s visit/items selected
  • Maintain accurate inventory of all store and pantry items
  • Organize and restock items
  • Light cleaning (sweeping, dusting, wipe down fridge etc.)
  • Responsible for accurately signing in and out of the volunteer binder each shift
  • Encourage patients to take advantage of healthy pantry options, useful Store products, and share information about Corner programs and/or services
  • This role can also expand/evolve into other tasks if after you gain experience as the Store volunteer you would like to explore additional responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Maintaining privacy and confidentiality of all personal information
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to stand, lift, walk and bend, and go up and down stairs
  • Physical capability to lift up to 20lbs. Accommodations can be made as needed
  • Comfortable working with people of varying sexual, gender, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Personal awareness and emotional maturity
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Training:

  • Volunteer orientation
  • On the job training/shadowing in store with Corner Health staff

Dress code:

  • Wear comfortable, appropriate clothes for the assigned daily tasks such as jeans and a shirt.
  • Wear comfortable, appropriate clothes for the assigned daily tasks such as jeans and a shirt.

Contact for more information about all volunteer opportunities:
Drew Lewis, LMSW
Care Manager
alewis@cornerhealth.org
734.714.2236

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