Helena Food Share Pantry Assistant Work Study

Helena Food Share Pantry Assistant Work Study

Position: Pantry Assistant - Federal Work Study Position

Hours: 10 hours per week. Schedule to be determined.

Compensation: $10.00/hr

Helena Food Share Mission - Helena Food Share serves our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and by working with others to eliminate hunger in the greater Helena area.

Summary - The Pantry Assistant (Federal Work Study) works with program staff and volunteers to operate a free food pantry.  The Pantry Assistant must have a firm commitment to the organization’s mission and share our vision of creating a hunger free Community.


Receive and Distribute Food

  • Receives grocery rescue, walk-in donations, and food drive donations.
  • Ensures that all incoming and outgoing food is properly weighed and recorded. 
  • Treats donors with respect and gratitude.
  • Physically moves food into and out of the pantry.

Assist Pantry Customers

  • Treats customers with respect, as if they were a paying customer in a store.
  • Helps customers have a successful and pleasant shopping experience.
  • Serves as the customer greeter or intake staff.

Assist Volunteers and Staff

  • Stocking the pantry.
  • Packaging and sorting food for distribution.
  • Providing office support for all programs as directed.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have a firm commitment to the vision and mission of Helena Food Share.
  • Must be organized and flexible.
  • Must be able to function in an office and grocery store environment.
  • Must develop good working relationships with a variety of people. 
  • Must have superior communication and intrapersonal skills to effectively interact with and appreciate volunteers, customers, and the wider community.
  • Must be able to push/pull/lift 60 pounds repeatedly.

Minimum Education, Experience and Licensing Requirements

  • Experience in human service work, specifically working with people in crisis or poverty, is preferred.

To Apply - please reach out to John Dendy, Operations Manager, johnd@helenafoodshare.org for instructions on how to apply.

Off Campus
Dates Posted: 
9/1/2022 to 10/31/2022
Employment type: 
Local Opportunity: