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Harvest Hope Food Bank

Volunteer law students may assist in two manners; one is in a variety of positions with the semi-annual food drives and another can be as a regular volunteer at the Food Bank. Regular volunteers may explore a range of tasks from sorting food or packing bags to assisting with data entry or helping Hispanic clients.

Training: On the job.

Purpose of Organization

  • To provide opportunities for law students to work along side the staff and volunteers engaged in providing food to the hungry
  • To provide skills development and enhancement opportunities for law students
  • To create an awareness of the problems and rewards of being advocate for the hunger insecure population

Requirements or Qualifications

Law students must:

  • be in good academic standing
    complete and submit the Volunteer Enrollment Form
  • have completed one year of law school
  • have an interest in serving the indigent population
  • have a working knowledge of Spanish (Cayce office only)

Responsibilities of Organizations

Harvest Hope Food Bank must:

  • agree to properly supervise the work of the law student
  • provide clear and timely instructions
  • seek opportunities to expose the students to various tasks
  • provide feedback when possible.

Responsibilities of the Students

The students must:

  • communicate effectively and efficiently with Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • complete tasks in a timely and competent manner
  • seek assistance when needed
  • perform duties professionally
  • treat this volunteer opportunity as if it was a paying or for-credit position

Skills Opportunities

The following Core Skills may be associated with this particular volunteer opportunity. Not all tasks will contain all of these skills. See the complete Core Competencies & Skills Inventory for more details.

  • Core Skill: Oral Communication and Listening Abilities
  • Core Skill: Task Organization and Management
  • Core Skills: Professionalism