FAQ

WHAT ARE YOUR AGE REQUIREMENTS?

Due to safety concerns, volunteers must be at least 13 years of age and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  However the great news is that Dr. Cheryl Jackson hosts a quarterly legacy day which is for kids 4-17 and you must sign up and they must be accompanied by an adult but its a day of teaching the youth about giving back and it’s a day where Dr. Jackson talks about how mother and father and how they taught her about community involvement and servant leadership.   If you are chaperoning a group of youth volunteers, there must be a child/adult ratio of 1:3. Please include adult attendees name  in your registration.

DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT TO VOLUNTEER?

Yes. We require all volunteers to be scheduled in advance for any volunteer opportunities. All FIRST TIME volunteers MUST complete a volunteer form prior to serving. The form can be found at here. We currently have a No same day walk-in volunteer policy, we do this so we can better serve our clients and volunteers.. For a list of available dates or to get added to the schedule, please email: volunteer@minniesfoodpantry.org

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing. Please be sure your clothing is appropriate for families. No sandals/flip-flops, extremely short skirts/shorts or low-cut shirts. Individuals wearing opened toed shoes will not be allowed to volunteer. .

WHERE DO I PARK?

Please park in any available parking slots around the building unless otherwise indicated. Carpooling or uber is always recommended.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR YOUR SHIFT:

All volunteers should report to Minnie’s Food Pantry located at 661 18th Street, Plano, Texas 75074. Every volunteer, whether with a group or serving as an individual MUST sign in and put on a nametag each time they volunteer at the Minnie’s Food Pantry. Every first-time volunteer must complete and return a volunteer form before their shift. Please be sure to specify if you are serving with a corporation. 

DOES MINNIE’S FOOD PANTRY PROVIDE PROOF OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE?

Minnie’s Food Pantry tracks all volunteer hours and in order to keep an accurate track, it is vital that you sign in on our volunteer sign in sheet during your scheduled shift. If you need proof of volunteering, please bring in the form you need signed. If you are requesting a form from Minnie’s Food Pantry, please be sure to do so prior to your shift so that we can make sure it is readily available for you after you serve with us.

FAMILIES AND GROUPS

WHEN BRINGING GROUPS OF YOUTHS, DO YOU HAVE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHAPERONES?

Yes. Due to safety concerns each group is required to provide adult supervision. If you are chaperoning a group of youth volunteers, there must be a child/adult ratio of 1:3. Please include adult attendees names in your registration.

DO I NEED TO NOTIFY YOU IF I NEED TO CANCEL OR THE NUMBER OF GROUP VOLUNTEERS CHANGES?

Yes, it is important that you let us know if you cannot attend. Please confirm your headcount 72 hours prior by emailing us at volunteer@minniesfoodpantry.org. Minnie’s Food Pantry determines it’s volunteer projects based on the number of volunteers scheduled. If you cannot make your volunteer shift please notify us in advance so the Volunteer Services staff can schedule other volunteers who are on a waiting list.