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
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