All volunteers give freely of their time to assist our clients. No compensation is received by any HCFS volunteer, director or officer.
This hard-working group of volunteers performs all the duties necessary to keep HCFS operating smoothly and efficiently. From outside maintenance to picking up donations to filling orders and keeping careful records, volunteers work together to “get it done” for our clients. A wide variety of talents and skills (see below) are required to keep HCFS operating.
In addition to our regular tasks, occasionally additional volunteers are needed for a variety of special projects.
If you are interested in volunteering regularly or on an occasional basis, please complete and return the volunteer application to our office. We will contact you should an opening arise that matches your availability and skills.
HCFS Volunteer Positions
Baggers — responsible for bagging client groceries. Ability to lift 25-35 pounds required.
Bulk Food Processors — re-package bulk food items (sugar, rice, etc.) into smaller packages. Ability to lift 35-50 pounds required.
Delivery Drivers — responsible for picking up donated and purchased food items from local businesses and churches. Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle. Ability to lift 35-50 pounds required.
Front Desk Coordinator — interfaces with clients to secure client information (name, address, family size, etc.), reviews with client their needs for specific food items, compiles daily statistics on usage. No lifting required.
Grant Writing — research and develop grant proposals.
Maintenance — responsible for building maintenance both inside and outside. Duties include lawn and garden maintenance and cleaning, minor mechanical repairs. Ability to lift 35-50 pounds required.
Office Help — administrative duties such as donor correspondence, newsletter preparation and distribution, public relations and record keeping and reporting. Computer skills required.
Produce — clients in receiving fresh produce.
Shoppers — pull stock from shelves to complete a client’s order. Minimal lifting required. Volunteers are “on their feet” for three to four hours.
Stockers — stock shelves. Assist with delivery of large food orders. Ability to lift 35-50 pounds required.
In addition to our regular tasks, occasionally additional volunteers are needed for a variety of special projects. If you are interested in volunteering regularly or on an occasional basis, please contact us.
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In Need of Food?
Any person living in Sawyer County, Birchwood, Cable, Springbrook or Stone Lake is eligible to receive assistance from HCFS. Each Social Security number must be verified annually by an official Social Security care or other legal document containing the number.
Individuals receive a three-day supply of food. Every attempt is made to provide the ingredients for well-balanced meals. Clients may receive assistance one time each month. Some clients receive assistance only once while others need assistance monthly for many years.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of our clients are adults between the ages of 18 and 59, children make up thirty-one percent (31%) and the remaining eighteen percent (18%) are seniors. Our clients come from a wide variety of situations. Some are disabled, some are working, and some simply cannot find gainful employment in this area. Our average family size is 2.5 individuals.