Welcome to the Food at First Family
The most important Food at First ingredient is YOU, the volunteer !
Thank you volunteers !
The most important Food at First ingredient is YOU, the volunteer ! Food at First appreciates you and your time. Without volunteers Food at First Would not exist.
You will love your volunteer experience at Food at First.
Important Coronavirus news for volunteers
Every volunteer needs to have their own Food at First account and be signed up. With Covid-19 safety and distancing limits, Food at First is not allowing any extra people in the building, so please absolutely do not bring extra family members or friends not signed up.
Of course, Food at First number one priority is safety for both food handling and volunteer safety, all volunteers were masks inside and outside at all times, so yes, masks required at all times + social distancing + lots of hand washing. Thank you for understanding in this difficult time, and thank you for volunteering!!
When you Arrive at Food at First for your Shift
#1 Remember your username and password (its OK, write it down, just don’t leave it laying around). #2 Timeclock in when you arrive and timeclock out when you leave. There are multiple computers available. If you don’t know how please ask another volunteer.
You and your time are very important to Food at First: Every volunteer needs to use the Timeclock for every shift. It seriously helps Food at First administrators plan and schedule 2000+ Food at First volunteers per year. So please get into the habit of entering your time first thing when you arrive. Thank you so much.
What if I Cannot Serve My Shift?
If your plans change, your car breaks down, you don’t feel well, Food at First understands, life happens and you are busy, but please remove yourself from your shift so others can volunteer.
To remove yourself from a shift. Login FoodatFirst.com/login , click the Schedule tab, find the shift you are assigned to and click x Remove
You may remove yourself up to 24 hours prior to your shift, if less than 24 hours from your shift please email firstname.lastname@example.org
During your shift
Don’t be bashful. Ask other volunteers “what can I do to help”. Sometimes there is a lull, be patient, but don’t worry, it won’t last long, 99% of the time there is a something that needs to be done. Food at First is normally very humble, but what Food at First does is huge, important, and changes lives and you should be very proud of what you do and your contribution to the community. THANK YOU !
One more small favor we ask of you, please adjust your privacy settings
Other volunteers would love to see who is volunteering along side them. Take a minute to set your name to be visible. You control your privacy settings.
Click Login then login
click MY PROFILE (top right tab), click contact information, click/check all 3 boxes under Privacy Settings , click SAVE.
Directly under Privacy setting see Subscriptions , enable email reminders of your upcoming shift. Receive 1 email reminder per week, only if you are signed up. Please enable email reminders so Food at First can remind you when you have an upcoming volunteer shift.
Food at First, rear entrance, lower level of First Christian Church, corner of 6th and Clark
611 Clark, Ames, Iowa 50010
Thank you so much !!
Your Food at First family