Volunteers are an integral part of Joshua’s Heart’s efforts to stomp out hunger in the United States and around the world. Our volunteers are both children and adults who work directly with the needy and in administrative and planning areas.
We understand that some people’s schedules only allow them to help out occasionally, while others are interested in making the commitment to take on a leadership role. That’s why Joshua’s Heart offers multiple volunteer programs.
Junior Advisory Board
These youth serve as a “board of directors” for the organization. Members serve as Joshua’s “right hand,” representing the foundation at events and guiding the younger volunteers. Responsibilities include help Joshua plan and run food donation projects as well as coming up with new ideas. Members will gain an understanding of the concepts philanthropy and volunteerism. The board is designed to train the next generation to assume leadership roles in charitable organizations.
A team of generous adults work with Joshua’s Heart. Their knowledge and experience is an invaluable asset to the organization. They teach our youth volunteers essential skills including event planning, fundraising and administration. Our adult advisors also offer executive-level advice to the organization.
Elves are a group of young people from across the United States and around the world that help Joshua’s Heart expand into new locations. They lead Joshua’s Heart’s efforts to stomp out hunger in their schools, neighborhoods and cities. Elves responsibilities include creating fundraisers, participating in food and toy distribution and educating their peers about Joshua’s Heart and its mission to end hunger. Joshua’s Heart will give each elf an official t-shirt and a community service certificate. All elves are invited to an annual party. An especially accomplished elf in each region will win the Elf of the Year Award.
Food Distribution Volunteers
Volunteers who help out with our food donation programs gain hands on community service experience as well as the satisfaction of doing their part to stomp out hunger. We have an ongoing need for people to fill the following roles:
These individuals are as essential part of Joshua’s Heart. They help pack, sort and distribute healthy food to those in need. No experience is necessary, just a desire to help your community.
Food Box Distribution Assistance
Volunteers in this role help distribute supplemental food program boxes at our distribution sites on weekdays. They help seniors carry the 35 pound boxes and register new clients. Volunteers should be comfortable interacting with women and senior citizens from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.
Special Event Volunteers
Joshua’s Heart participates in a variety of food drives and fundraisers through the year. Volunteers collect food and money while assisting at these fun community activities. Most events are held in the evening or on weekends.
If you have, or would like to gain, clerical experience, you would make a great administrative volunteer. Our staff needs assistance with filing, mailings, data entry, reception desk support and other office duties. An interview is required before becoming an administrative volunteer.
Joshua’s Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your donations and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.
You can also send a wish list item or donation via check to:
Joshua’s Heart Foundation
P.O Box 640342
Miami, FL 33164