This program is a vital center of hope and love for the local children and families.
Westminster Neighborhood Services focuses on the children and families on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. We rely on volunteers to be able to serve the many people that utilize our services week after week. Our main need is in the Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, as well as tutors and homework help for our youth services afterschool program. Without volunteers Westminster wouldn't be able to come alongside families and build relationships with them while trying to help them find their way out of poverty.
Food Pantry volunteers:
A variety of roles need to be filled during the food pantry, including: Intake volunteer: gathering information about the neighbor and get them signed in the use the food pantry. Personal shopper: walking neighbors through the pantry, helping answer any questions, ensuring they understand the points system, talking with them and making them feel comfortable. Reloader: helping reload the shelves and coolers to ensure neighbors get a quality selection throughout the entire pantry hours. Days needed: Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Soup Kitchen volunteer:
Helpers assist with prepping salads, fruits, veggies and desserts for meals, serve food to neighbors, clean up dishes, and restock condiments, drinks, napkins, silverware. Days needed: Mondays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Youth Services tutor/homework help:
Volunteers assist afterschool students with homework, focus on academic activities to help students where they are struggling, and build relationships with our students so they see adults as someone they can turn to and talk to.