VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
THAT UPLIFT LIVES

A core dynamic of the White Pony Express model is engaging people’s natural desire to be of service to others.

Hundreds of volunteers make White Pony Express possible. They volunteer with us because they believe in our mission and know they're helping neighbors with urgent needs.

VOLUNTEER ON-SITE

General Store 

The White Pony General Store (WPGS) Program promotes economic independence by providing high quality new and like-new clothing, books, toys, and emergency supplies. Our General Store is regularly contacted by agencies whose clients do not have basic necessities or are looking for on the job attire. We respond by setting up clothing closets, organizing drive-thru giveaways, and creating wardrobes for individual clients based on their preferences.

VOLUNTEER ON-SITE

Food Rescue 

Our Food Rescue Program addresses a problem that every food market faces: what to do with surplus fresh food. WPE picks up large quantities of high-quality surplus food from large distributors, supermarkets, restaurants, and farmers markets and delivers it to organizations that feed hungry people. Our deliveries are always free of charge and based on the specific preferences of the 80+ non-profit agencies we serve.

VOLUNTEER OFF-SITE

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Our Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program (NHN) is an entirely new collection and distribution system for smaller, more frequent donations that we have historically been unable to pick up due to our capacity limitations. Using an innovative app (think Uber for food rescue), food donors can signal when they have excess food and an available "on-demand driver" will pick up and deliver it directly to a matching food recipient organization. Email us to inquire about volunteering for this new program!

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Get to know WPE’s Volunteer Program. Feel free to contact us to learn more. 

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Meet our amazing volunteers whose hands, hearts, and laughter enliven White Pony Express!

Ed Sullivan

Food Rescue Safety Ambassador

David Mello

Food Rescue Safety Ambassador

Keith Beard

Food Rescue Safety Ambassador

Peter

Brooks

Community

Outreach

and Development

Coordinator

Nick Tenbrink

Food Rescue Driver

Karen Leffler

WPE Outreach Ambassador

Mandy

Nakaya

Volunteer Coordinator

Lorraine

Granit

WPE Outreach Ambassador

Trish

Proctor

WPE Outreach Ambassador

Lucy Goodell

WPE Outreach Ambassador

Maxine

WPGS, Women’s department lead, operations

Christina

Food Rescue 

Volunteer

Mary Hasset

WPGS, Teen boy’s department lead

Lisa McGuire

WPGS, Book department lead

Caryle Marks

WPGS, Toy department lead, developmental toy specialist

Margie 

Obendorf

WPGS, Toy department lead, infant toy specialist

Jerry Maggioncolda

WPGS, Toy department specialist

Trish Bowman

WPGS, Toy department specialist

Jim

Piepergerdes

WPGS, Men’s department lead, inventory data entry specialist

Shaya and Shrianna

Youth Volunteer

Ambassadors

Jim 

Kirkpatrick

WPGS,  Inventory administrator, member of operations team

Patti Cochran

WPGS, Women’s department specialist, senior closet program manager

Bob Johnson

Food Rescue Safety Ambassador

Paula Keeler

Food Rescue Safety Ambassador

Steve

Spraitzer

Marketing

Coordinator

Lance Littlejohn

Food Rescue Driver

Nancy Burgess

WPGS, Book department specialist, volunteer services

Mary Silver

WPGS, Toy department lead

Nancy Evans

Food Rescue Driver

Annie Barnhart

Shoe Fairy

Shoe Fairy

Beth McWhirter

Shoe Fairy

Julia Fertziger

Shoe Fairy

Candice

Dessiver

White Pony General Store Volunteer

Ilana Mage

Shoe Fairy

Edie McLeod

Shoe Fairy

Claudia Meleyco

Shoe Fairy