Volunteer


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Volunteers are the heart of the FoodBank. They organize food drives, sort donations, fill agency orders and help with office work and mailings. Some volunteers contribute their professional or trade skills.

Please consider joining our volunteer team. We provide a pleasant and friendly working environment and the chance to make a difference in the lives of the 127,000 people we serve.

Get Started

  • Please review our Volunteer Guidelines and browse our Volunteer Opportunities below.
  • Fill out your Volunteer Application online. (Download Volunteer Application)
  • You may email or mail in your application, addressed to Volunteer Coordinator. For questions about Volunteer Guidelines or Opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

We can’t do it without you!

Opportunities for Volunteers

 

Food Sorting & Packing
Assist with sorting donated food and repacking for distribution. Training is provided. Some light lifting and closed shoes required. Year-round

A Volunteer Evening
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer without a long-term commitment? On the first Thursday evening of each month, September through June, volunteers meet at the FoodBank to “sort and socialize” from 6 to 8 pm.

Check-Out Hunger
Setup and monitor fundraising campaigns in grocery stores near your home. September through December.

Clerical
Help with filing, phones and other clerical duties. Year-round

Holiday Help
Help unload and store holiday food donations during holiday food drives, make holiday boxes for distribution, or help with turkey and ham donations at the agency door or warehouse freezer. Some light lifting and closed shoes required. You must be at least 18 years of age.

Holiday Gift Wrap
Volunteers are needed for our holiday Gift wrap station in Monmouth Mall. December.

Food Drive Pick Up
Volunteers with trucks or SUVs are needed to pick up food from our small food drives.

Food Drive
Arrange with your school, neighborhood, business, rotary club, etc. to donate, collect and deliver food. For all ages.

Mailings
Help stuff and seal a large volume of seasonal mailings. Needed several months each year.

Special Events
Assist with fundraising events throughout the year. See our Events section, for examples of past and upcoming events.

Gardeners
Do you have a green thumb? Work with our farmer and help plant, maintain and harvest vegetables in our garden and greenhouse. See our Garden Program page for more details. Spring, Summer and Fall

Volunteer Guidelines

 

Individual Volunteers

  • Volunteers must be age 13 and up. If you are under 13, please consider running a food drive.
  • Before beginning service, fill out a Volunteer Application online or download Volunteer Application and email or mail it in, addressed to Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Prospective volunteers will be interviewed and given a tour of the facility. Food sorters will need to view an orientation video before starting.
  • Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule times to volunteer. Volunteer hours can be anytime between 9am-12pm and 1-4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • We ask that individual volunteers make at least a 10-hour commitment to the FoodBank.

Volunteer Groups

Looking for a team-building event for your organization? Consider a volunteer day at the FoodBank.

  • Groups must be scheduled with the Volunteer Coordinator. Please call or email ahead.
  • Food sorters will need to view an orientation video before starting.