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vOLUNTEER

All Volunteers must print, sign and turn in this waiver before volunteering at Extended Hands Food Bank. Minors must have page 3 completed. Thank you.

DOWNLOAD WAIVER HERE

 

What is a Food Bank Volunteer?

Volunteers give generously of their time, raising awareness of the realities of hunger and poverty. Volunteers are essential to Food Bank operations, supporting the organization in sorting, boxing and bagging food, as well as providing administrative and fundraising support.

 

Who may volunteer?

Volunteering is perfect for individuals, families and groups. Clubs, associations, sororities, and fraternities can increase their community presence through volunteering while meeting philanthropic objectives. We also encourage clubs and restaurants to host food drives!

 

May groups volunteer?

The Food Bank is unable to accept group volunteering at this time due to space and safety of volunteers. 

 

May children volunteer?

Young people are welcome at the Food Bank to volunteer with a family member. Please review the following supervision guidelines:

 

Ages 12 to 15: Must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Above 16 years of age: An adult chaperone is not required. 

 

May students conduct a field trip to tour & volunteer at the Food Bank?

Junior High and High School students are welcome! Volunteerism teaches civic duty and respect while developing leadership skills. 

 

When may I volunteer?

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. Hunger is an ongoing issue that never takes a holiday, so the Food Bank is in need of volunteers year round. As of right now, we are in need of more volunteers during summertime!

 

What should I wear?

Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes. Closed-toe shoes are required; sandals are not allowed. Please wear appropriate shorts, jeans and tee shirts (i.e. no spaghetti straps or tank tops).

All Volunteers Must Have Their Food Handlers License | CLICK HERE

Receptionist:

Involved Client admissions, screening, and some computer skills.

Warehouse:

Involves sorting, packing, and delivering food items to the client's vehicle via the back door.

Truck Driving: 

Clean driving record and valid driver's license. Able to lift upwards to 50lbs. Involves morning work, starting at 7am for up to 3 hours. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. You do not need to volunteer all 3 days. We pick up from Fry's Food Store, Bashas, Safeway, Target in Fountain Hills. Exclusively, on Monday's, we also pick up from stores in Scottsdale!

Truck Unloading:

Only needed on Tuesday morning from 8-9:30am

Volunteer Application

Volunteers without an application will not be considered. For any other questions please email volunteer@ehfb.org

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