UP Orlando changes lives.

We empower and inspire good people experiencing bad situations to uplift themselves and their families from poverty to self-sufficiency. It is never easy, but it is immensely rewarding and the most important work we can do. So we do it with joy, passion and a strong belief in our purpose.

Our work would not be possible without you, our valued volunteers. Team UP 360 volunteers support our UP Orlando Grocery Program, which allows people living in poverty to purchase food, hygiene and household items for up to 70% off regular prices. These savings mean that people can purchase enough food – quality food – without having to choose between feeding their families or paying other bills.

We rely on volunteers to keep our prices low, our shelves stocked and our store clean and organized for shoppers. The valuable work you do in collaboration with our staff ensures that our members – your neighbors– have a dignified shopping experience, just like you. We believe everyone deserves that. 

Sign up for TeamUP 360 today, and volunteer to end poverty for good. 

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Volunteer Group Experience

Thank you for teaming UP to end poverty for good! TeamUP 360 captures our daily volunteer needs, most of which take place in our Member Share Grocery Program (MSGP). Volunteers assist in any of the following areas: Produce: stocking the produce coolers and creating beautiful displays for the fresh produce we recieve daily. Freezers: cleaning, organizing, and stocking our display freezers. Stocking Shelves: cleaning, organizing, and making sure our aisles are full and appealling to our members. Warehouse: Sort product coming in from our Distribution Center, assist with pricing, and breakdown boxes using our cardboard bailer. Bulk: oragnizing and pricing wholesale items through the Grocery Program. Member Marketplace: processing incoming clothing donations and organizing aisles of household items, school/art supplies, and other goodies. Campus Clean-up: Help us keep our campus beautiful! Volunteers help with various sanitation duties, including parking lot pick-up, gathering carts, sweeping, mopping, and wiping down services.

Orlando, FL

1/26/20 9:30 AM + more

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Poverty Postering Day

We are one month away from the Quack Attack 5k! Help us spread the word by placing posters in various community boards around Orlando. There are a total of 8 areas and we are in need of 2-3 volunteers going to each area with a total of 30 posters to put up. Poster kits can be picked up from our campus. In order to receive the hours, volunteers must send pictures of the posters on display in their chosen location. Please be advised: sign up for locations are first come, first serve. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation. Community Locations: Mills50/Colonialtown Baldwin Park/Corrine Downtown Orlando/Thornton Park Park Avenue/Rollins College Park Michigan/Belle Isle UCF Campus Waterford Lakes

Orlando, FL

1/29/20 9:00 AM + more

Quack Attack on Poverty 5k Event Logistics

We are seeking volunteers to serve as course monitors and assist with set-up and tear down of our upcoming charity/run walk, the Quack Attack on Poverty 5k. The race is taking place on Saturday, February 15 at Harbor Park. The shift time is 4:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. As this is an offsite event and is extremely early, we are offering an additional 4 hours to volunteers who arrive on time and stay through breakdown. Location Information The race is held at Harbor Park in Lake Baldwin and our Volunteer Check-In will be located on the patio of the nearby Gator's Dockside (4982 New Broad Street, Orlando, FL 32814). Extra Hours Details for those Seeking Community Service Hours At this time we are only offering extra hours to volunteers who can commit to working the entire 4:30 - 10:30 a.m. shift. Please note that extra hours will only be granted to those who check-in at the volunteer table prior to 4:35 a.m. This is very important! Anyone arriving at 4:36 a.m. or after will receive normal hours for this shift, so be sure you are early and allow yourself an extra 15 minutes to park and walk to check-in in order to receive this benefit. Sorry, no exceptions. Volunteer Check-In Once you arrive on-site, please report directly to the Volunteer Check-In table located on the Gator's Dockside patio. Here you will receive instructions on your specific responsibilities as well as your volunteer name tag. Please make sure to sign-in at the beginning of your shift and sign-out at the conclusion of your shift. Attire Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and expect to be outside. Clothing must be family-friendly and your green/blue UP volunteer shirt is preferred. Upon signing in at the Volunteer Check-In table you will receive an orange armband/water wing name tag to identify yourself as a race volunteer. This must be worn at all times during the event. What is Quack Attack? The Quack Attack on Poverty 5k is a 3.1 mile race open to runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities. The participants pay a registration fee and fundraise on behalf of United Against Poverty Orlano in an effort to raise awareness for the organization. We are anticipating 600 participants for this year's race. When you see a runner, please thank them for participating! What jobs are available to work during the race? While all volunteers will be participating in set up and breakdown, we also have needs during the race to help make this the best experience for our runners. Some volunteer positions include (but are not limited to): Water Stations Quack Zone Bubbly Zone Quirt Gun Zone Handing out medals and recording finisher times Course Monitors Chuck-a-Duck contest Children's Activity Area We so appreciate your consideration in getting up at the quack of dawn to ensure that our race is a success! On behalf of all of us at UP Orlando, thank you for your volunteerism.

Orlando, FL

2/15/20 4:30 AM