Volunteer News

By Maureen McGrath, MA


SVDP Pasco News, July 16, 2023


Our SVDP Volunteer Orientation & Renewal  project rolled out this year with a strong focus on embracing our mission of creating an ‘Open Door to Hope’ for those most in need in our community. The Orientation helps volunteers understand the many ways we help the poor at the Food Bank, in the No Cost Boutique, working with our homeless neighbors, and more. It also lets us get a better understanding of how each gift of time & talent that a volunteer brings can be used to help another person in need.  ‘Healing the hurt caused by hunger and poverty’ takes many hearts and hands, especially here at St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank & Community Services, where we are made up of almost 100% Volunteers. If interested in volunteering, email Opendoortohope@gmail.com or call 509.544.9315.

In addition to the new Volunteer Orientation process held monthly in English and Spanish, we are forming a Volunteer Core Team to support our Volunteers. We are seeking a Volunteer who would provide leadership as a Volunteer Coordinator. Interested? Email  Opendoortohope@gmail.com, Attention: Maureen for more information!

We have also committed to a new Safeguarding Policy that provides VIRTUS Safeguarding Vulnerable Children & Adults Training to our volunteers.

This helps us remain a safe haven for all children and adults, both neighbors in need and our fellow volunteers.

Click on this link to access VIRTUS Training, see our Safeguarding Policy and get a Background Check if required- all in one stop!


By clicking the link above, you will be able to Register for Online Training in English and Spanish at a time you choose from your computer or phone. It takes 95 minutes. You can also Register for scheduled in-person bilingual trainings at our St. Vincent’s Conference Room at 215 S. 6th Street, Pasco, WA, 99301. These last a little longer.