Volunteer (Former Employee), philadelphia – June 11, 2013
Pros: helping the less fortunate
Cons: short breaks
hard work is required because you have lift things. even our wealthy country there are people who struggle with hunger and i don't think it's fair. random people who share the same views on our country. students in my school. the hardest was the lifting. the most enjoyable part was knowing i was doing that a greater and more positive outcome.
Enjoyable work environment constantly meeting new people
VOLUNTEER (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – June 11, 2013
Pros: working outside, constantly meeting new people, and helping out for a good cause
Cons: food supply wasn't always on time, not the safest area to work
To start a typical day at work I would unload and organize crates full of nutritious food. Then I would hand out the food to the less fortunate making sure that they didn't take more than the food item limit. After everyone in line got their food I would help put everything away and clean up the area back to how we found it. I learned a lot from this – more... experience but mainly it opened up my eyes to how difficult some of the lives are of the less fortunate and that I could help contribute in making their lives a little easier. Management was very helpful and easygoing throughout the process. Co-workers were a very diverse group but everyone got along well and made the experience more enjoyable. The hardest part of the job was maintaining order in what could become a chaotic scene with huge lines and people wanting to take more than the food item limit. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing how appreciative everyone was for our service. – less
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – December 26, 2012
Pros: team work and excellent co-workers and supervisors
Cons: it was a temporary position
A typical work day for me is come to work on time. I've learned how to pace myself through timely tasks. I liked management, they was very helpful if I had any questions about my assignment. My co-workers were also helpful if I needed any help,we had team work and that is what got me through the work day. The enjoyable part of the job was knowing where – more... the food was going to,and wishing I could help the people in other ways. The hardest part about my job was leaving. – less
Internship (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – June 21, 2012
Pros: free lunches
The administrative team at Philabundance Community Kitchen has been expanding my real world knowledge in social services since day one. I have gained a great deal of information that I am eager to take onto my career path.