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The Connected Chef's Lifeline Grocery packages deliver high nutrient food to families in Queens who are out of work and do not qualify for unemployment or stimulus funding. While Lifeline packages is a new community initiative created in response to the COVID19 crisis, The Connected Chef has been invested in supporting our community and ensuring food equity for all since 2017.

To learn more about Lifeline Food Packages, please visit our Go Fund Me page using the link below. https://www.gofundme.com/f/lifeline-food-packages-for-families

We are currently looking for Administration volunteers, delivery drivers, and remote call volunteers.

Please review the volunteer descriptions below for further detail. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the following form. You will be contacted within 48 hours with further information and assignment details.

Thank you so much for your support and time. We are working to feed hundreds of families right now in Queens and look forward to having you join our mission as a community.
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Community Outreach Volunteer Description
The Connected Chef is looking for bilingual English/Spanish speaking volunteers to assist in texting and calling grocery recipients to verify their contact and delivery information. This is a remote position that requires access to the internet and mobile phone.

We ask that these volunteers sign up for training to fully understand all that this role will entail. Additional information for scheduling a training session will be provided for those who sign up.

Each volunteer is tasked with various outreach responsibilities. Including the following:
texting assigned families
follow up phone calls
weekly reminders for pickups
updating our family spreadsheet with information received during each exchange
Each exchange takes about 3-5 minutes and utilizes our Google Voice account, not your personal phone number.

Time investment: minimum of 1 hour/week for at least 2 months.
Packing Volunteer Description
The Connected Chef is looking for volunteers to help pack and prepare grocery packages for delivery.

Locations and Times
Tuesday - Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-12pm
This work is done in Long Island City at 49-09 5th Street
Duties may include the following packing bulk dry goods (rice, beans, pasta) into individual-sized bags, packing boxes with vegetables, fruits, and dry goods, and loading vehicles.
The location is outdoors in an unpaved parking lot. There is a roof covering over part of the working area.
Please check the weather forecast and bring weather appropriate clothing.
The parking lot is unpaved so please wear sturdy shoes.

Time investment: shifts are ~3 hours each
Delivery Volunteer Description
The Connected Chef is looking for English, Spanish, Bengla, and Arabic speaking volunteers to assist in delivering grocery packages to families in need. All deliveries are CONTACTLESS DELIVERIES between recipient and driver.

Locations and Times
Wednesday & Thursday
This work is done in Long Island City at 49-09 5th Street

Delivery Process:
All volunteer drivers will be asked to arrive at our packing facility at an assigned time.
Each driver will get approx. 15 bags to deliver to various families in a single neighborhood. We group deliveries by location so that all of your bags are for a similar area. Each bag includes the contact information of the receiving family (address, phone number).
We ask that drivers plot their addresses into google maps all at once which will give you the clearest and most efficient delivery route. When you receive your route list we recommend texting families the approximate time of your arrival. Once you arrive at your location, you are to call or text the family to announce that you are there. The member of the family will expect that you are coming and will meet you at the door for the pickup.

Requirements: must have a vehicle and valid license
*Drivers are recommended to have their own gloves and mask, however we do have a limited amount to give if needed.

Time Requirement: 2-3 hours per shift
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Last Name *
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Languages Spoken *
What position are you interested in? (select all that apply) *
What experience do you have that may be relevant for your work with Lifeline Food Packages? *
What is your availability? *
How many hours a week are you available? *
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Once complete, you will be contacted by lifeline@theconnectedchef.com with more information. Please check your spam filter if you do not see a message within 24 hours.
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