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Volunteer Center Coordinator

Volunteer Center Coordinator

Are you a warehouse professional who enjoys leading others in the fight against hunger?

The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) may be the perfect fit for you!

SLAFB is currently seeking a Volunteer Center Coordinator to coordinate the activities required for the repackaging of donated and government food for distribution to member agencies to help advance the mission of the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The ideal candidate will have previous warehouse experience and the ability to communicate effectively with volunteers of various backgrounds. The selected candidate must be able to stand for extended periods of time and have the ability to lift and move product up to 40 lbs.


Sun: OFF

Mon: OFF

Tuesday: 7am-7pm

Wednesday: 7am-7pm

Thursday: 7am-4pm

Friday: 7am-4pm

Saturday: 9am-1pm


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the Volunteer Center Manager and Inventory Coordinator the storage and rotation of product in an efficient, organized and safe manner.
  • Assist Receiving department by verifying incoming product and providing receiving storage maps for racking incoming products.
  • Work with warehouse team to ensure all product is labeled and racked accurately. Rotate and remove product as directed.
  • Conduct accurate count of physical inventory as determined by Volunteer Center Manager to help manage inventory.
  • Assist in inventory reconciliation; may produce related reports. Assist in various duties pertaining to maintaining accurate inventory.
  • Assist the Volunteer Center Manager in securing supplies to be used by the volunteers.
  • Assist the Volunteer Center Manager to plan volunteer packing projects and update the production calendar as needed. Help to ensure the product is in place for each shift.
  • Assist volunteers to secure program quality in product repackaging.
  • Lead volunteer orientation at the beginning of shifts and at off-site events when needed.
  • Educate volunteers about hunger and the Foodbank's role; explain the project, guide a tour through the Foodbank facility at the end of the shift to encourage continued support as volunteers and supporters.
  • Ensure volunteer safety during shift by explaining safe warehouse practices.
  • Discuss/demonstrate how to repack food within AIB guidelines.
  • Monitor the work of the volunteers to ensure they are following procedures during shifts.
  • Complete weekly volunteer attendance reports and update master reports on the share drive.
  • Responsible for following and reinforcing safe work practices.
  • Responsible for following policies and procedures related to food safety and equipment safety.
  • Assist other departments at special events (i.e. food fairs and fund-raising events).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Previous warehouse experience and skilled in the safe operation of standard warehouse equipment required.
  • Previous experience working with volunteers of varying socio-economic backgrounds for a non-profit organization a plus.
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect
  • Excellent verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • PC proficient, including sending and receiving electronic mail, and preparing basic memos and reports.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check.


Working Conditions:


Work is performed in warehouse with a significant amount of walking on concrete surfaces. Entrances may be open and work conditions during the summer months can be very hot, and during the winter very cold. Employee may be going in and out of freezers and coolers with extreme variations in temperature. Workspace could be very dusty, and on occasions can be noisy due to the traffic of motorized vehicles operated in the building. Periodically may work outside and be exposed to the elements. Employee may be exposed to spoiled food and sharp objects due to working with damaged product. Work involves moving boxes and employee must lift, bend, stoop, pick up and move objects up to 40 pounds. Work involves using pallet jacks to push and pull pallets over 2,000 pounds.

Established in 1975, SLAFB has grown to become the bi-state's region's largest non-profit food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Comprised of a diverse team of talented and compassionate individuals, employees enjoy working together to make a difference in the lives of the communities served.

SLAFB offers competitive compensation, an extremely comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time-off, support for on-going learning and development, casual dress work environment and solid 403(b) retirement plan to promote financial security.

SLAFB is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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