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Intown runs on volunteers. Our mission is to prevent and reverse homelessness and hunger in our community. Because we rely on the work of over 400 volunteers each year in our programs, we need you. Join us to volunteer and be a part of making your community a better place.

My favorite thing is running into our pantry guests at the library and knowing everyone's names. I want them to know that their community cares about them as individuals.

Caitlin Bohannan, Food Pantry Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Food Pantry

The Intown Food Pantry operates every Saturday out of Druid Hills Presbyterian Church , 1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306.

Saturday Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m.    Volunteers arrive and begin preparation
  • 10:10 a.m.    Volunteer orientation, food sorting and packaging
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Guest Food Pick-up
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    Clean up
  • 1:30 p.m.    Departure

Distribution Roles

Volunteer Coordinator

One needed each week. Coordinate, schedule, and provide training for volunteers. Estimated workload: 2-5 hours per month. There are two volunteer coordinators.

Distribution Leader

One needed each Saturday. Responsible for coordination and leadership of all activities onsite during food distribution. Expected work load: 4 hours one Saturday a month.

Packer

4 needed each Saturday – Works with the food. Prepare food packages for guest pickup or delivery. Expected work load: 4 hours one Saturday a month.

Greeter Team Roles

Geeter (Welcome)

2 needed each Saturday. Receive and check-in guests who visit pantry. Expected work load: 3 hours one Saturday a month.

Geeter (Hospitality)

2 needed each Saturday. Prepare coffee, drinks and pastries for our guests on Saturday and be with them as they wait to be interviewed and served.

Delivery Driver & Delivery Driver Helper

One each needed each Saturday. Deliver food to disabled guests who are not able to come to the shelter. Expected workload 2 hours one Saturday a month.

Interviewer

3-4 needed each Saturday. Interview guests at the food pantry to determine needs and foods availability.

Runner

Two needed each Saturday. Presents packed food to guests and answers any questions.

Additional Details

  • 10:00 a.m.    Volunteers arrive and begin preparation
  • 10:10 a.m.    Volunteer orientation, food sorting and packaging
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Guest Food Pick-up
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    Clean up
  • 1:30 p.m.    Departure

Food Co-op

Are you interested in helping build community at our Food Co-ops? Intown is looking for ways to enhance the lives of our Co-op members.

Ideas for seminars and volunteer assistance

  • Visiting members during Co-op meetings; many members enjoy visiting with people
  • Assisting members by unloading food and bagging it for distribution
  • Teaching cooking classes
  • Leading a “saving with coupons” seminar
  • Conducting nutrition and health seminars
  • Leading personal financial management seminars
  • Teaching exercise classes
  • Gardening
  • Heading up field trips
  • Transporting food
  • Keeping records for a Co-op
  • Marketing a Co-op
  • Surveying members
  • Sharing other activities you enjoy

Clothing Closet

Intown has combined our clothing closet with Mercy Church, an organization that also runs onsite at Druid Hills Presbyterian. Please contact Mercy Church for updated information on their clothing closet needs and opportunities at https://mercyatl.org/.

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