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Volunteers Fluent in Spanish

Skill-Based Volunteer Opportunities

Roadrunner Food Bank offers a variety of ongoing skill-based volunteer opportunities. The list below focuses on volunteers with the ability to speak Spanish.

 

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DIETITIAN
Location and Description: Albuquerque.  Through one-on-one counseling and group classes, volunteer dietitians provide nutrition/diet consultation to a diverse client population. A number of Healthy Foods Center clients suffer from chronic disease, such as diabetes and hypertension, and on-site nutritional counseling can be an important resource for their disease management.
Training: TBD
Time Commitment: At least one 4-hour shift per month.
Skills: Must possess a nutrition-related degree and be a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), excellent customer service, desire to work directly with clients.
Desirable Skills: Fluent in Spanish
Volunteers Needed: 2-3

 

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HEALTHY FOOD CENTER ADMISSIONS AND CHECK OUT VOLUNTEER
Location and Description: Albuquerque. The Food Bank is serving the Albuquerque-area with a medical referral only pantry in our building. Volunteers interact with families and assist with admission and check-out. Volunteers will also help clients shop and perform general clean up in the Center. Volunteers are needed during pantry hours: (Tuesdays 9 am – 1pm; Wednesdays 1 pm – 5 pm Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm).
Training: 5 hours of classes/orientation.
Time Commitment: At least two 4-hour shifts per month.
Skills: Excellent customer service, ability to work in a busy environment, basic to advanced computer knowledge, desire to work directly with clients.
Desirable Skills: Ability to be on your feet for several hours at a time, ability to lift heavy objects repeatedly, fluent in Spanish.
Volunteers Needed: 6

 

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HEALTHY FOOD CENTER GENERAL ON-HOURS VOLUNTEER
Location and Description: Albuquerque. The Food Bank is providing the Albuquerque-area with a medical referral only pantry in our building. Volunteers interact with families and assist with stocking product, clerical work, shopping, or check-out. There is also need for general maintenance/cleaning of the Center. Volunteers are needed during pantry hours: (Tuesdays 9 am – 1pm; Wednesdays 1 pm – 5 pm Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm).
Training: 5 hours of classes/orientation.
Time Commitment: At least two 4-hour shifts per month.
Skills: Excellent customer service, ability to work in a busy environment, basic to advanced computer knowledge, desire to work directly with clients.
Desirable Skills: Ability to be on your feet for several hours at a time, ability to lift heavy objects repeatedly, fluent in Spanish.
Volunteers Needed: 10

 

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NUTRITIONIST
Location and Description: Albuquerque.  Nutritionist volunteers would work in the Healthy Foods Center and serve as resources for basic nutrition information, including healthy food choices, recipes, and cooking practices.
Training: TBD
Time Commitment: At least one 4-hour shift per month.
Skills: Students working towards a degree in either nutrition/dietetics or nutrition science, or graduates possessing a nutrition-specific degree, excellent customer service, desire to work directly with clients
Desirable Skills: Fluent in Spanish.
Volunteers Needed: 3-4

 

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SNAP OUTREACH FIELD VOLUNTEER
Location and Description: Albuquerque and Las Cruces.  Volunteers for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach will be fully trained to provide application assistance at events and agencies within the community. Help us as we seek to bridge the gap between available funding and those in need of assistance.
Training: 6 hours total (2 hour initial training, 4 hours field shadowing)
Time Commitment: Minimum 4 hours per month, expected 3 month commitment
Necessary Skills: Excellent customer service, patience, great listening skills, ability to travel, desire to work directly with clients
Desirable Skills: Fluent in Spanish
Volunteers Needed: Albuquerque – 10 / Las Cruces – 10

 

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SNAP OUTREACH PHONE HOTLINE VOLUNTEER
Location and Description: Albuquerque.  Volunteers for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be trained to provide information and application assistance on the Food Bank’s new SNAP Hotline. Help us as we seek to bridge the gap between available funding and those in need of assistance.
Training: 6 hours total (2 hour initial training, 4 hours Hotline shadowing)
Time Commitment: Minimum 4 hours per month.
Skills: Excellent customer service, basic computer knowledge, excellent phone etiquette, patience, great listening skills, desire to work directly with clients.
Desirable Skills: Fluent in Spanish.
Volunteers Needed: 10

 


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