Volunteering with The Full Belly Project has many benefits, including the chance to help others in a direct and meaningful way, to fight hunger and poverty here and around the world, and to grow as a person and learn valuable life lessons and skills in the process. Volunteers of The Full Belly Project recognize that participating in the Project's numerous activities helps them build their existing skills and develop many new ones:
We currently need volunteers in these positions:
design and test new machines in the workshop
organize local fundraising events
increase outreach in the community and on the Internet
translate build instructions in languages not yet offered
Outreach Volunteers improve their public speaking and people management skills by interacting with others and teaching them about the organization's mission.
Fundraising Volunteers learn to implement grassroots fundraising techniques, necessary to sustain any organization. Fundraising volunteers learn event planning, and develop organizational, marketing, and internet research skills to perform efficient and effective fundraising campaigns.
Design Volunteers learn basic carpentry, metal working, and shop safety skills. Some Full Belly Project volunteers may even participate in the entire design process of a device, acquiring a valuable skill for future endeavors.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Full Belly Project on the design site, we invite you to attend a design session, held Saturdays from 9:30am until 12:30pm. We are in the blue warehouse at the corner of Chestnut Street and 11th Street. Feel free to e-mail us regarding outreach and fundraiser help.
Please read and agree to the terms listed in our Volunteer Agreement. Print and sign the Agreement and bring it with you when you come. Or you can mail it to us at:
The Full Belly Project
PO Box 7874
Wilmington, NC 28406