Volunteering is an integral part of the success of the Foodbank. Volunteering is a great way to meet people, team build, learn job skills, and of course, have fun while giving back. Because of volunteers, we are making progress towards our vision of a hunger free and properly nourished community.
Last year over 6,800 individuals provided over 31,780 hours in support of the Foodbank’s mission to minimize hunger in our community, insuring that no one goes to bed hungry. These hours represent individuals, organizations, and businesses volunteering at the Foodbank facility, special events, coordinating a food drive and/or assisting with the monthly Outreach Programs. Because of our dedicated volunteers, we are able to provide additional resources in an effort to inspire hope to struggling families. Every hour makes a difference, each can feeds, every $1 provides.
If you would like to volunteer at the Foodbank, please contact Maria Quigley, Volunteer Coordinator, at 757.596.7188 x 154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foodbank Facility Opportunities
Community Outreach Programs
Assist at monthly offsite Community Outreach Programs:
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NOTE: The number of individuals needed for each site will vary. Physical Challenges: Standing and Lifting (Approximately 20 LBS). The Outreach Programs takes place rain or shine.
Special Events do occur throughout the year. Special Event hours are established with each event. We generally post these events using our V-Newsletter. Another way to find out about volunteer opportunities is through the Foodbank, Volunteer Match, or The United Way.
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is not typically open on weekends. However, one Saturday each month we host a SHARE Hampton Roads food distribution. If you are interested in volunteering with the SHARE program or want to learn more, you can visit https://www.volunteermatch.org/ , search for “food” to learn more about this event, dates offered and/or to sign up.
If you don’t have time to physically come to the Foodbank or help at special events, you can volunteer to coordinate a fundraising event at your place of business, school, civic organization, neighborhood or special event.
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank aims to engage volunteers of all ages in hands-on experiences that directly support the Foodbank and its agencies. The following guidelines have been developed to ensure the safety of all volunteers while providing an opportunity to learn about hunger on the Virginia Peninsula.
Dress Code: The Foodbank is a professional organization and our professional appearance is based in part on how we dress. Just as the staff must follow a dress code, so do the volunteers. We are team members working together towards a common goal. Please follow these simple guidelines when dressing to volunteer at the Foodbank.
No purses, backpacks, personal radios, or headsets are allowed in the warehouse/office areas.
Please call Maria at 757.596.7188 or email email@example.com if you are interested in getting involved to set-up an appointment to get started.
Depending on the time of year, some opportunities may be unavailable.
Thank you for sharing your time and talent in support of hunger relief.