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Volunteers with Special Skills

Skill-Based Volunteer Opportunities

Roadrunner Food Bank offers a variety of ongoing skill-based volunteer opportunities. The list below focuses on volunteers with special and unique skills for special projects and assignments.

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CAPITAL OUTLAY VOLUNTEER
Location and Description: Seeking volunteer who has contacts in Santa Fe or the City of Albuquerque to help facilitate capital outlay request and potential funding opportunity. 

The Food Bank has received both 2015 and 2016 Capital Outlay funding.  We are seeking a volunteer to help us understand the process and has  insider knowledge or connections to utilize the funding as was approved and re-authorized.  The funding for both years was re-authorized during the 2017 session to expand our cold storage capacity which will help us further secure nutritious food for distribution to hungry people across the state.

Training: Appropriate staff will meet with volunteer as needed in person or by telephone as often is as needed.
Time Commitment: Until cold storage expansion is completed.
Skills: Contacts at knowledge of the State of New Mexico’s Capital Outlay process.
Volunteers Needed: 1

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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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EVENT VOLUNTEER
Location and Description: Albuquerque and Las Cruces. The Food Bank benefits from internal and community events every year. Periodically, these events need volunteers to help facilitate and run them. We’d love to have you join us! Special event volunteers are recruited on an as-needed basis.
Training: Dependent on task.
Time Commitment: Varies throughout the year.
Skills: Basic to advanced computer knowledge, ability to perform repetitive motions, excellent customer service, excellent phone etiquette.
Desirable Skills: Ability to be flexible in days and times needed, providing additional volunteer hours during the holiday season would be very helpful.
Volunteers Needed: 3-5

 

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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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RETAIL DONOR LIAISON FOR FOOD RESCUE
Location and Description: Albuquerque and Las Cruces.  Volunteers contact and visit Food Rescue partners across the state. These partners primarily are grocery stores, growers, food manufacturers, food distributors and other food industry donors who supply a majority of the food in our warehouse.
Training: Initial interview, 2-4 hours with Food Rescue Manager
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours a week
Necessary Skills: Ability to travel, excellent customer service skills, excellent interpersonal skills, flexible, basic computer knowledge
Desirable Skills: Retail experience helpful
Volunteers Needed: 2-3

 


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