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Volunteer Opportunities

Want to volunteer with the Food Bank?

Volunteer Opportunities

Project Areas

Repacking

In our Repack area, volunteers assist on a variety of projects related to sorting through and packing up incoming donations before the food is eventually distributed to our partner programs in the community. Typical Repack projects include: Nonperishable Food Sorting and Packing, Backpacks for Kids Kit Assembly, Shelf Stable Emergency Kit Assembly, and Commodidty Supplemental Food Program box Assembly. 

Kitchen

On our kitchen projects, volunteers assist with preparing thousands of lunches each day for our Kids Cafe and Summer Feeding Programs. 

Food Distributions

At our Food Distribution events, volunteers assist with distributing food directly to the community! Typical volunteer tasks include loading food into client vehicles, client check-in, and traffic control. 

Refrigerated Donation Intake

The Refrigerated Donation Intake project involves sorting through incoming perishable donationation in our Retail Cooler. Be sure to dress warmly if you sign up for this opportunity!


Skills-Based Volunteer Opportunities

The following Volunteer Assignment Profiles identify desired skills and traits, time commitments, support and training to be provided by the Food Bank.  Candidates are interviewed and matched with a specific assignment and a staff member who serves as the contact person. Please review the Volunteer Assignment Profile and email the contact person for more information. If you have special skills to offer the Food Bank that do not match a current Volunteer Assignment Profile, please email us or contact Volunteer Services at 216.738.2069. All hours worked as a special skills based volunteer will be recorded through the volunteer registration system. 

Volunteer Assignment Profiles

Below is the list of our common Skills Based Roles. In light of the pandemic, many of our roles have changed. If you have any questions, reach out to the Volunteer Experience team. 

Home Delivery Volunteer
Volunteer Receptionist


Learn more about volunteering at our Food Distribution events!

Group Volunteering
Group Volunteering

Interested in bringing a group out to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer group request form.

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