Are you interested in getting to know your Store To Door clients better?
We’re seeking a select small group of volunteers interested in helping clients sign up for SNAP (food support) benefits. Many of our current and potential clients are eligible for this support but need help signing up. Second Harvest Heartland will lead a training on Tuesday April 26th from 4:30-6:30pm at the Store To Door office. Volunteers will be trained to work one-on-one with current or new clients to enroll them for the SNAP benefit.
The SNAP application process is detailed, requiring patience and sensitivity to help our clients register. The commitment asked of SNAP volunteers is for a couple hours for the initial training and then a willingness to work more closely with clients (in their homes) to complete the paperwork, find and copy any necessary documents and then, work with the county on the client’s behalf to become eligible. Following eligibility, the client would simply order every other week like other Store To Door clients. You could also continue your relationship with these clients as their Volunteer Order Taker if desired.
If you’re interested in a deeper relationship with Store To Door clients and are willing to participate in this pilot effort, please contact us!