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Volunteer Opportunities


  • Come help us glean and package fresh produce, assemble grocery boxes, and sort donated staple pantry items for distribution. This can be a quiet activity, or a fun one with music!
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  • Get out in our community and help distribute fresh produce, healthy groceries, and staple pantry items at one of the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s sites.
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  • Are you looking for a fun and meaningful team building activity? Bring your group to volunteer at the Redwood Empire Food Bank.Sign Up

  • Help organize and keep our shelves stocked in our Food Connections Market.
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  • Deliver food to our community in need or pick up donations for the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
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  • We occasionally need volunteers to help at off-site events. Keep an eye on this link for opportunities.
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  • Join us in the Redwood Empire Food Bank kitchen. You’ll work closely with Chef to create snacks that can be consumed on-the-spot for those picking up groceries at our distribution sites. A valid California Food Handlers Card is necessary to volunteer in the kitchen. To receive a link to sign up for a Kitchen Collective volunteer shift, simply email a copy of your card to:
    Get Your Food Handlers Card

Warehouse Shifts: Children are welcome to volunteer as long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times. Children 14 years of age and older can volunteer independently.

Kitchen Collective Shifts: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

For additional information about volunteering and answers to many of the questions our volunteers have about what to expect during their time with us check out our Volunteer Handbook (3.8MB PDF) (Spanish version here – 3.1MB PDF).

We can’t do it without you

Volunteers are critical to helping End Hunger in Our Community. Every month we rely on their generous support, which would otherwise require the work of 45 full-time staff members.

Your time is valuable, thank you for spending it with us.

Group photo of happy volunteers at a distribution site