Volunteering at United Food Bank

United Food Bank has numerous volunteer opportunities. We are always looking for volunteers, either on a one-time basis or on a regular basis.

For more information on volunteering, email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@unitedfoodbank.org or call 480-398-4470

United Food Bank complies with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nondiscrimination Standards To read the Nondiscrimination Statement, please click here.

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DSCN0595Turkey Drive 2016

This holiday season, United Food Bank is working to make sure Arizona families have a holiday dinner to put on the table.  We need your help collecting these donations. You will greet donors and receive turkeys and other donations from them, record donations, offer receipts, and store food.  Some periods may be very busy; others may be quiet.

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Help Yourself Co-Op Fridays

Help set up for a great day at the Help Yourself Food Co-op. Check food for quality and help ensure that there’s plenty for everyone. Answer client questions, chat, have some fun and KNOW you’ve made a difference.





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Food Donation Sorting

Work with a team of volunteers screening food for quality, sorting into multiple categories and packaging for shipment. Ages 12 and up.




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Thursday Help Yourself Prep

Work with a team of volunteers to help prep our Friday Help Yourself Food Co-op by prepping food bags and additional items for the following day. Sign Up





Group Volunteering Opportunities

Have a group that wants to have a team-building or service experience? We’d love to have you! Join us to serve the community. 3-4 hour shifts available*, mornings and afternoons, Monday – Thursday*. Plenty of openings in January, February and March! Plenty of need for lots of hands!

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Garden Volunteers

Want to help out with United Food Bank’s new Demonstration Seed Garden? Help is needed in a variety of ways, including building and painting garden frames, setting up drip irrigation systems, planting, watering, providing educational opportunities, manning our Seed Library desk on Friday mornings and preparing our seed collection for distribution. Opportunities indoors and outdoors, facing the public or more independent work, one-time or routine volunteering. Email MK Carlson at mcarlson@unitedfoodbank.org.

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Office Volunteer

Volunteer Office Helper

Volunteer Office Helper (clerical volunteer opportunity) – Clerical / Office volunteer needed to assist Volunteer Coordinator. Answering phones, greeting visitors, special projects. Ideal volunteer is very comfortable with the internet and Microsoft Office suite; interested in a consistent volunteer opportunity. Contact MK Carlson at mcarlson@unitedfoodbank.org

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UFB Office Volunteers

Volunteer Office Data Entry Volunteers

Volunteer Office Data Entry volunteers needed – Are you pretty fast on the keyboard? Or maybe a little slower, but really accurate? UFB is looking for 2-3 data entry volunteers to work a regular shift once a week. Ideal volunteers are comfortable with computer work, are comfortable asking for help, can work independently. Opportunities for working just a few months or as long as year-round. Hours are somewhat flexible, based on resource availability. Contact MK Carlson at mcarlson@unitedfoodbank.org Find Out More



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Volunteer Roles Available: Volunteer Receptionists, Volunteer Assistants, Seed Cataloging and Collections Librarians, Friday Seed Librarians 

United Food Bank’s Volunteer Program is looking for skilled volunteers to serve as a Volunteer Assistant.  These volunteers serve as front desk receptionist at the food bank and  as primary support for the Volunteer Coordinator with administrative and volunteer engagement roles. Find Out More

DSCN0592Helping Hands

Volunteers assist with building emergency non-perishable food boxes for individuals and families. This opportunity is scheduled on an as-needed basis. Read More




Office Volunteers

Clerical Assistance

A clerical assistance volunteer works within the main office doing such clerical tasks as filing, typing letters and data entry. We especially need help stuffing envelopes now through the Holidays. A clerical volunteer can work Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. Apply Now