Store Helper

Store Helper Volunteer Position Description

Purpose: The Store Helper guides customers through the store at the Bemidji Community Food Shelf and make sure the shelves are stocked.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure shelves are stocked with product (in the morning)
  • Greets customers and accompany them through the store
  • Explain the quantities of food they can select
  • Help them check out
  • Restock shelves/ clean the store (afternoon shift)
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsible to: Mary Mitchell, Director of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf

Time Commitment: The Food Shelf is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am- 3pm. Volunteers serve either from 8:30am-12:30 or 12-4pm shift. The number of times volunteer wishes to serve a month is up to them.

Useful Skills: Pleasant manner, patience, comfortable being on their feet the whole time, bending and lifting

Support: Other volunteers serving in this role are extremely knowledgeable and useful when questions arise. Typically the Food Shelf director will be on site for assistance as well.

Dress Code: Casual

Activity Level: Store helpers should be comfortable on their feet for their entire shift. Light bending and lifting is also sometimes required.

How to Apply/ Contact Information: To sign up to volunteer as a store helper, please contact Director Mary Mitchell at or 218-444-6580.