Volunteering at United Food Bank
Volunteers are at the heart and soul of United Food Bank’s mission to end hunger in Arizona. Every day, our volunteers are making an impact and a tangible contribution to our communities. Last year, volunteers gave more than 23,000 hours of their time – the equivalent to 12 full-time employees.
To volunteer, please click on the volunteer opportunity that interests you. We have several volunteer opportunities. Please click the volunteer opportunity that interests you the most for more information.
Volunteers must be 12 years of age. Volunteers 12-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers 16 and 17 years of age may volunteer independently, but must have a parent or legal guardian sign their liability waiver. 18 or older are eligible for this volunteer opportunity.
United Food Bank complies with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nondiscrimination Standards To read the Nondiscrimination Statement, please click here.
Food Donation Sorting (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – Noon – additional as needed)
Work with a team of volunteers screening food for quality, sorting into multiple categories and packaging for distribution to our agencies. Sign up HERE
Distribution Prep (Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Work with a team of volunteers to prepare Backpack Program buddy bags, Mobile Pantry produce boxes, and Help Yourself Food Co-op food packages. Sign up HERE
Help Yourself Food Co-op (Friday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Provide excellent customer service to clients of our Help Yourself Food Co-op by helping with their shopping experience by signing guests up, accepting payment, monitoring food aisles, and assisting guests to their vehicles. Sign up HERE
Helping Hands Emergency Food Boxes
Each month, UFB distributes hundreds of Emergency Food Boxes (EFB’s) in our rural communities through our Mobile Pantry Program. Volunteers fill EFB’s with enough food to feed a family of 4 experiencing a food crisis for 3-4 days. This is an ‘as needed’ opportunity. To receive email blasts about these opportunities, please sign up by adding your name to our volunteer email list by emailing Sergio Paris at email@example.com
Data Entry Assistant
Help us to coordinate our many volunteers by entering volunteer information into a database system. Training will be provided, but general knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Word is helpful. Work will be done using Microsoft Access. Must be able to type and be comfortable doing computer work. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jackie Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Drive Posse
When a food drive is ready to be picked up, you will be contacted by our Community Outreach Department with pick-up instructions and information. Posse members will greet the donor, load donations into their vehicle and will bring them to United Food Bank’s Nina Warehouse where they will be weighed and processed for distribution. Sign up HERE