Volunteer Opportunities

2016 Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Team Turkey!

The Thursday and Friday before Thanksgiving (and at the peak of excitement for Can the Griz!) are two of our busiest days of the year at the GVFB. We are looking for some hardy volunteers to collect turkeys as they are donated.Must be able to lift 10-20 pounds continually over the course of 2.5 hours and endure the extremes of outdoor weather. Snacks, hot beverages, and occasional periods of rest inside the warehouse will all be available. Ideal Group Number: 4-5 individuals for each shift.

Thanksgiving Box DELIVERIES

We deliver a number of Thanksgiving Boxes to customers who are unable to pick up due to transportation or health. Deliveries will be made on the Saturday preceding Thanksgiving.We are in need of 10 groups of 2-3 individuals to deliver. Volunteers must be over the age of 21 (although children can help) – and have their own vehicle.

Thanksgiving Box DISTRIBUTION
Thanksgiving Box Distribution happens on the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday preceding Thanksgiving. Distribution happens at the City Complex/Bus Barn (home of Streamline/Galavan) located at 1812 N. Rouse. Please dress warm as all volunteers will be working in a warehouse or outdoor environment. Volunteers assisting with distribution must be at least 16 years old. Ideal Group Number: 10-12 volunteers are needed for each shift.

Morning Warehouse Cleaning

Everyday the Food Bank prepares for the public by sweeping and mopping the floors in our warehouse. It is an integral piece of our operations as we strive to maintain a friendly, clean, inviting atmosphere for those who visit us. We could use a little extra help with this specific task and if you don’t mind pushing a broom or a mop then this job is for you! Shifts are available Monday through Friday (you can do just one day, or as may days as you would like) and it takes 1-2 hours.

 

Become a regular weekday volunteer!

Shifts are available Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm in 2 or 3 hour sessions (sorry no weekend opportunities).  Regular volunteers perform all the necessary daily tasks required to prepare for and distribute food to households requesting assistance.  This includes: sorting and accepting donations, stocking shelves, repackaging bulk foods, preparing food boxes, doing dishes, mopping floors, driving, and warehouse organization.

 

Become an on-call volunteer!

Can’t commit to a shift every week? Register to become an on-call volunteer for times you may be avialable when our regular volunteers cannot make thier shifts.  We will place you on a list and call you at a time when a need arises.  You may or may not be able to help when we call, but we will keep you on our list either way.  We have a special need for on-call volunteers throughout the holiday season.

 

Volunteer to help with our Senior Grocery Program!

Only have a couple of hours a month, but still want to give back?  The Senior Grocery Program is the perfect opportunity for you!  Once a month we pack and distribute supplemental groceries for qaulifying area seniors in Park, Gallatin, and Madison Counties.   We could use some extra hands packing and/or delivering groceries to the wonderful seniors in our community.

 

Volunteer for our Summer Lunch Program!

Only have extra time during the summer months?  Volunteer to help the Food Bank prepare and distribute lunches to more than 200 children per day throughout the months of June, July and August.

 

Volunteer in our Garden!

Do you love to garden or just like being outside getting dirty?  The Food Bank has 12 raised beds during the summer months where volunteers help to plant, maintain, and harvest fresh produce that is distributed to families in need.  

Volunteer to help during special events and/or fundraisers!

Be placed on our on-call list for help during any or all of our annual events including food drives and fundraisers.

 

Interested in helping out?

Complete the Volunteer Registration Form or Group Volunteer Form.

Or call the Food Bank at 586.7600 and ask to speak to Bethel, our Volunteer Coordinator in person!

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