We would love for you to join our team to help serve groceries to over 17,000 individuals a year!
Can you or your group help out once in a while?
Volunteers are needed periodically to help with food distribution, work in our garden, sort food, and help with our special events.
If you or your group are interested in helping out, email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Minors between 12 and 15 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Please complete and bring the waiver with you to your first assignment.
Click to download our WAIVER
Current openings to serve weekly:
- Monday, 9 AM- 12 PM: Operations Assistant
- Tuesday, 8-11 AM: Garden Maintenance
- Thursday, 8-11 AM: Garden Maintenance
- Thursday, 11 AM- 1:30 PM: Operations Assistant
- Friday, 9 AM- 12 PM: Operations Assistant
Weekly Volunteer Roles
- Operations Assistant: assist warehouse team with grocery pick-ups and drop offs, ride with drivers to stores, assist with unloading trucks, weigh in donations, move food from warehouse to bagging room, empty garbage’s, breakdown cardboard, and provide general assistance as needed. Ideally can lift up to 50 pounds.
- Bagging Room: make sure shelves are stocked with food both before food bank opens and during hours of operation; fill grocery bags to distribute to families based on family size; and interact with and prepare customized bags of food for our homeless clients.
- Front Counter: check inventory on dairy and meat products before doors open to public; pull desserts and beverages to place on counter; greet clients; verify registration ticket for family size; distribute grocery bags, meat, and dairy products based on family size; and restock bread, desserts, and baby food items during slow periods.
- Produce Stand: set up produce stand; bring out perishable produce from refrigerators and non-perishables from storage and place fruits and vegetables into baskets; distribute produce to clients; clean-up and breakdown produce stand after we’re closed.
- Refrigeration/Shelf Stocking: check dates on food; rotate food placing older food in front and newer food towards back; and change expiration dates on refrigerator daily as a guide to what gets placed in fridge and what is thrown out as spoilage.
- Registration: greet clients; register new and returning clients into the computer system; make event reservations, answer general client questions; and provide resources to clients as needed.
- Warehouse: build EFAP/USDA bags; distribute EFAP/USDA food to clients who requested them; and sort non-perishable items when not assisting clients.
- Garden Maintenance: help weed, plant and maintain TLFB’s organic produce garden.