Hello readers! I present an amazing volunteer opportunity here in Oakland, California.
Alameda County allots a certain amount of the budget to go towards feeding underpivileged Oakland residents. The Oakland Korean United Methdoist Church (OKUMC) is one of the designated distibutors, and each month they pass out 12,000 ponds of food to the needy. The church is located on E. 17th street, in an area that is mostly populated with Vietnamese and Chinese residents. The residents are low-income, and the majority have very limited English language skils. This food drive provides a great service, and I’m sure many of us know from personal experience that it truly lends a helping hand.
SInce the church is comprised of Korean members, and our volunteers are also Korean-American, we feel there is a need for Vietnamese and Cantonese/Mandarin speaking volunteers to help communicate and connect with the community and help things run smoothly. The food drive takes place each third Friday of the month, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (that time frame includes set up and clean up, and lunch will be provided for volunters by church members). The next food drive is Friday, January 20th. If you or anyone you know is interested, please fill out our volunteer application at:
Once I receive your information, I will get back to you personally. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to meet you all soon!