Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Indianapolis Archdiocesan Council, Inc.

Careers

As the Society of St. Vincent de Paul—Indianapolis Archdiocesan Council continues to evolve, there is an increased need for continuity and sustainability throughout our operations. This continuity and sustainability fosters continued growth and efficacy helping us increase our impact throughout Central Indiana. SVdP Indy offers employment opportunities with a compensation and benefits package, in addition to the satisfaction of delivering on our mission to serve the poor. We are committed to providing quality service in employment, training, employee relations, benefits and compensation. We support employees, striving to provide work environments that are engaging, competitive and enjoyable.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with state and federal law.

         

Job Openings

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Volunteer Coordinator at the Food Pantry
JOB TITLE: Volunteer Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To coordinate and supervise the volunteer activities of volunteer groups and individuals scheduled at the Food Pantry

NATURE OF THE WORK:
Key Activity 1: General Duties

  • Maintain regular attendance in accordance with the SVDP employee handbook
    • Report absences and tardiness to the Assistant Operations Manager and Director of Operations
    • If you cannot arrive prior to the volunteer group arrival time, you must notify the Director of Operation and/or the Director of Retail Operation at a minimum 4 hours in advance
    • Sign in/out on the time clock
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe conditions to the Director of Operations and Assistant Operations Manager
  • Understand and comply with the policies of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Employee Handbook
  • Demonstrate commitment to neighbor and volunteer service. Establish effective relationships with neighbors, volunteers and staff
  • Perform duties as a team member in a manner supportive of the SDVP mission, policies and procedures
  • Protect the confidentiality of SVDP, customer and neighbor information
  • Provide leadership to others through example and the sharing of your knowledge and skill
  • Communicate with others in a courteous and helpful manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key Activity 2: Prior to the Arrival of Volunteers

  • Work closely with the Director of Operations, the Assistant Operations Manager and volunteer team leaders to determine the nature of the work to be completed by volunteer groups and individuals
  • Learn all categories of volunteer activities at the Food Pantry (see separate list attached)
  • Review the Food Pantry Group Volunteer Schedule and SignUp Genius daily
  • When groups of all sizes sign up review the SignUp Genius with the Food Pantry management team to plan meaningful activities for each volunteer group in advance their visit. This needs to occur at a minimum of 24 hours before they are scheduled.

Key Activity 3: Arrival of Volunteers

  • Arrange and greet all volunteer groups as scheduled. Ask each volunteer to sign in, so they are on our registry. Give a brief history of St. Vincent de Paul, its mission and ministries in Indianapolis. Give a tour of the facility (as appropriate)
  • Divide volunteers into smaller groups as projects require, introducing each group to the leader of that work area
  • Explain in a clear, concise manner the nature of the task(s) to be performed then ask if each volunteer is ok performing the task and understand what you explained
  • Monitor and circulate among the various working groups and individuals to ensure they are completing their task correctly and be visible for any questions they might have. If they have completed an assigned task, ask if they have more time (if you don’t know), then assign the next task
  • Remember that our servant volunteers have chosen St. Vincent de Paul to donate their talent and time. It is your mission to ensure they feel welcome, respected and that meaningful work for neighbors in need was completed during their volunteer time. Thank the volunteers and let them know how much they are appreciated
  • Assist in clean up and organizing after the volunteers have left
  • Ask for volunteer feedback. Share the feedback with the Director of Operations and/or the Assistant Operations Manager. Incorporate the feedback into the day-to-day interaction with volunteers to improve their overall experience

Key Activity 4:

  • When not coordinating volunteers, assist at the Food Pantry as needs arise

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Learn about SVdP and its mission
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule Monday-Saturday based on volunteer groups’ signup days and times (mostly during normal food pantry hours).
  • Pleasant and engaging personality
  • Learn to give an educational and enjoyable, detailed tour of the Food Pantry
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with people individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Be willing to perform all tasks that volunteers are asked to perform
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to be on your feet for hours at a time.

Download the application and email to careers@svdpindy.org for consideration.

Volunteer Coordinator at the Distribution Center

JOB TITLE:          Volunteer Coordinator

REPORTS TO:      Director of Operations and Director of Retail Operations

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To coordinate and supervise the volunteer activities of volunteer groups and individuals scheduled at the Distribution Center

NATURE OF THE WORK:
Key Activity 1: General Duties

  • Maintain regular attendance in accordance with the SVDP employee handbook
  • Report absences and tardiness to the Director of Operations (primary) or the Director of Retail Operations
  • If you cannot arrive prior to the volunteer group arrival time, you must notify the Director of Operation and/or the Director of Retail Operation at a minimum 4 hours in advance
  • Sign in/out on the time clock
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to the Director of Operations and/or the Director of Retail Operations.
  • Understand and comply with the policies of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Employee Handbook.
  • Demonstrate commitment to neighbor and volunteer service. Establish effective relationships with neighbors, volunteers and staff.
  • Perform duties as a team member in a manner supportive of the SDVP mission, policies and procedures.
  • Protect confidentiality of SVDP, customer and neighbor information.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and the sharing of your knowledge and skill.
  • Communicate with others in a courteous and helpful manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Activity 2: (prior to arrival of volunteers)

  • Work closely with the Director of Operations, the Director of Retail Operations and volunteer team leaders to determine the nature of the work that needs to be done by volunteer groups and individuals.
  • Learn all categories of volunteer activities at the Distribution Center (separate list attached and can be subject to change)
  • When groups of all sizes sign up, review the SignUp Genius with the Distribution Center management team to plan meaningful activities for each volunteer group in advance their visit. This needs to occur at a minimum of 24 hours before they are scheduled

Key Activity 3: Arrival of Volunteers

  • Arrange and greet all volunteer groups as scheduled. Ask each volunteer to sign in, so they are on our registry. Give a brief history of St. Vincent de Paul, its mission and ministries in Indianapolis. Give a tour of the facility (as appropriate).
  • Divide volunteers into smaller groups as projects require, introducing each group to the leader of that work area
  • Explain in a clear, concise manner the nature of the task(s) to be performed then ask if each volunteer is ok performing the task and understand what you explained.
  • Monitor and circulate among the various working groups and individuals to ensure they are completing their task correctly and be visible for any questions they might have. If they have completed an assigned task, ask if they have more time (if you don’t know), then assign the next task.
  • Remember that our servant volunteers have chosen St. Vincent de Paul to donate their talent and time. It is your mission to ensure they feel welcome, respected and that meaningful work for neighbors in need was completed during their volunteer time. Thank the volunteers and let them know how much they are appreciated.
  • Assist in clean up and organizing after the volunteers have left.
  • Ask for volunteer feedback. Share the feedback with the Director of Operations and/or the Director of Retail Operations. Incorporate the feedback into the day-to-day interaction with volunteers to improve their overall experience.

Key Activity 4: 

  • When not coordinating volunteers, assist at the Distribution Center as needs arise

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Learn about SVdP and its mission
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Able to work a flexible schedule Monday-Saturday based on volunteer groups’ signup days and times (mostly during normal food pantry hours)
  • Pleasant and engaging personality
  • Learn to give an educational and enjoyable, tour of the Distribution Center
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with people individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Be willing to perform all tasks that volunteers are asked to perform
  • Ability to lift up to 25 LBS
  • Ability to be on your feet for hours at a time

Download the application and email to careers@svdpindy.org for consideration.

Our mission revolves around servant leadership and leadership development of students which is accomplished through community service and learning opportunities. St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Indianapolis was a wonderful place for our students to volunteer because everyone was so hospitable and welcoming to our help. The trip was very successful and our students are now very well prepared to serve others in need.
Emily S.
Volunteer Leader for Students Today-Leaders Tomorrow / South Elgin High School
Because God has blessed our family so much, we feel obligated to help others who are less fortunate. In this, God continues to bless us all.
Cynthia V.
Donor
Being a true steward of our resources means that we must share what we have received. We give because we want to support the mission of St. Vincent de Paul in our community and we see great value in the services provided to those in need.
Art & Anne W.
Donors
As a part of a classroom exploration of the themes of inequality and social justice, Professor Goldfarb’s class spent an afternoon donating their time to the SVdP Food Pantry. “The students were encouraged to challenge their assumptions about the needy, interact with them directly, and discover their humanity, dignity, and wisdom. In return, the students learned important lessons in gratitude."
Nancy G.
IUPUI Professor
Volunteering at the food pantry has given me a reason to get up every morning, and a new sense of purpose. The volunteers have become like family to me. There is great need in our community for volunteer help. If anyone has it in their heart to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry can use your help. You’ll never do anything more gratifying!
Doris D.
Volunteer, Food Pantry
For many years, I have volunteered with home visits for area shut-ins. Our clients are so grateful for the little time that I spend with them—often they just need someone to talk to. In turn, I leave with a good feeling, for which I am equally grateful.
Joanne B.
Volunteer, Homebound Ministry
Changing Lives Forever is our effort to interrupt the cycle of poverty that presently entraps more than 20% of the population of Marion County. Its purpose is to help those mired in poverty to move themselves toward a life that is stronger financially, emotionally, and spiritually as an individual and as a family. The work of the Society here in Indianapolis is a noble cause to help the needy with food, appliances, furniture, clothing, and basic household essentials at no cost, but it’s even better to stem the circumstances that force people into this situation to begin with. So often in these cases, volunteers get even more than they give. Won’t you join us?
Domoni R.
Program Coordinator, Changing Lives Forever
It is amazing how God works, as so many people offer in-kind donations and new volunteers seem to appear when needed most. This is a real community effort.
Nora C.
President, North Vernon SVdP Conference

  • Testimonial
    MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY,

    93% of all donations go directly to serve those in need

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    Making a difference every day,

    Over 3,000 families served weekly from our food pantry

  • Testimonial
    Making a difference every day,

    Delivering food weekly to the homebound through our Homebound Ministry program

  • Testimonial
    MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY,

    Providing clothing and hygiene packs to 125 homeless people weekly through our Beggars for the Poor program

  • Testimonial
    MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY,

    We accept used bicycles, repair them, and provide to homeless adults for transportation to jobs and medical appointments

  • Testimonial
    MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY,

    Beggars for the Poor provide a hot meal each Saturday morning

  • Testimonial
    MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY,

    We provide a Life Coach to prepare the homeless with job seeking skills

Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.

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