Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities exist in many areas at the Food Bank, including repacking bulk foods in the warehouse, packing boxes for our programs, office tasks, sorting product, stocking shelves, etc. Our goal is to provide meaningful work experiences and increase our human resource and service capability through volunteer involvement.

Most volunteer opportunities are available during regular weekday hours (Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Monday – Thursday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.). We will add a few late afternoon hours and some Saturdays throughout the year.  Please feel free to check out the calendar and sign up!

To check our volunteer calendar from August 2019 through December 2019, click here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B44ABA62DA0FD0-food2

To check our volunteer calendar from January 2020 through May 2020, click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B44ABA62DA0FD0-january

Please note, you will need to provide your email and cell phone number before sign up. Both groups and individuals are asked to sign up for volunteer hours using this link.

Please contact the Food Bank in advance to schedule in the event that your group cannot work during regular hours of operation or cannot come in during one of our evening/weekend shifts on the calendar. These hours must fall Monday – Thursday and we will do everything we can to accommodate any special requests.

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Auburn University Student?  Auburn University Students are welcome to volunteer at the Food Bank as part of their service learning. Please check out the AU IMPACT page for more details: http://wp.auburn.edu/involve/impact/

Community Market?  If you are interested in volunteering at Community Market, you will need to contact them directly at (334)749-8844 and speak with Elsie Lott.

Need to fulfill Court-Ordered Community Service?  We welcome court-appointed volunteers. Make arrangements with Crystal Fuller at cfuller@foodbankofeastalabama.com prior to volunteering. Court-Ordered Community Service Hours must be scheduled with Crystal or other Food Bank staff.

Just Want to Volunteer?  If you are looking to schedule a time to volunteer, click the SignUp Genius link to schedule your hours.

For more information:  food-bank@foodbankofeastalabama.com

 

Regular Volunteer Hours:

Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – Noon; 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – Noon
Location: 375 Industry Drive, Auburn, AL

During Your Volunteer Time:

  • Please plan on volunteering a minimum of two hours at a time.
  • Plan to arrive five minutes before your scheduled volunteer time.
  • Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk to sign in.
    • Volunteers must be 16 years or older to signup online. (If you would like to bring someone to volunteer that is under 16, prior approval must be arranged.)
    • Closed-toed shoes are REQUIRED! No flip-flops or sandals.
    • No revealing, tight yoga clothing or sagging pants permitted! NO TANK TOPS and SHORTS MUST MEET THE FINGERTIP RULE (when arms are down at sides, shorts length must be at the same level as your fingertips)  If you report to the Food Bank and your attire does not meet our dress code, you may not be able to volunteer.
    • No cell phone use while in the warehouse! This is time to give back, and not social media time.
    • No eating or drinking while in the warehouse! We will provide opportunities for breaks.
    • The warehouse is Alabama-climate controlled so it gets quite hot in the summer and quite cool in the winter months. Dress accordingly and please follow our warehouse dress code rules.