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Volunteer Front Desk Associate

Are you looking for a volunteer position where you can make a difference and give back to your community?  The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center is currently looking for someone to support our work as a Front Desk Volunteer. The primary responsibilities include providing clerical assistance and guest support. Tasks include managing front desk sign-in sheets, answering the phone, general office duties, greeting guests and answering general questions.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The front desk volunteer must possess strong communication, telephone, and customer service skills. The volunteer will meet and greet visitors and is responsible to check in/out daily volunteers and service providers. This position will interact with staff, volunteers, agencies and the public. The volunteer must be able to work independently, operate basic computer systems to assist with data entry and document management tasks, be detail-oriented, and able to multitask.

SCHEDULE:
Monday-Friday 8:30AM -1PM

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greets guests and volunteers
  • Maintains daily log, records, and forms
  • Assists with data entry and document management
  • May be assigned other duties

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrates excellent customer service, communication, and time management skills.
  • Computer literacy: basic computer system skills including MS Office, spreadsheet, database, email, and internet.
  • Effective verbal communication skills.
  • Multiple language fluency is desirable.
  • Strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Able to take direction well, using good listening skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.

Interested candidates should submit an application by one of the following methods:

  • Email an application to Lamar Spruill
  • Mail an application to:
    • United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, PO Box 375, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
  • Drop off an application to either:
    • United Way at 283 Stoddards Wharf Road, Gales Ferry, CT - or –
    • Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Center, 374 Broad Street, New London, CT

United Way is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

CDL Driver and Warehouse Worker

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is currently seeking a Warehouse Associate to join our team as a CDL driver and warehouse worker. The position is responsible for various functions at the Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Center in New London, CT.

What You Will Do
Duties include: ensure cleanliness and functionality of warehouse space, assist in the responsibility for facility and equipment maintenance, inventory control, receiving trucks and stocking the warehouse, maintain accurate records, work with staff and volunteers, and all other aspects of warehousing. In addition, the Warehouse Associate will drive a United Way box truck and/or the Mobile Food Pantry to pick up, deliver donated product, and set up/break down mobile food distribution site(s).

What You Need

  • CDL Class A or B commercial driver’s license, current DOT medical card, and air brake endorsement.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work both independently and in a team.
  • Warehouse experience preferred.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50lbs, operate forklifts/pallet jacks (with training), walk and move withpallet jacks, and load/unload using a liftgate at remote off-site locations.
  • Handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and exhibit professionalism, flexibility, initiative.

Compensation & Benefits
This is a full-time, non-exempt union position. United Way provides excellent benefits, paid time off, and competitive pay.

Interested candidates should submit an application by one of the following methods:

  • Email an application to Scott Umbel
  • Mail an application to:
    • United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, PO Box 375, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
  • Drop off an application to either:
    • United Way at 283 Stoddards Wharf Road, Gales Ferry, CT - or –
    • Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Center, 374 Broad Street, New London, CT

United Way is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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