Volunteering at The Idaho Foodbank

Volunteers power The Idaho Foodbank. It’s as simple as that. Volunteers ensure that our food gets packed out the door to be distributed to Idahoans in need.

Such a great place to volunteer and learn about what these guys do for those in need! I learned tonight that 93% of their clients are people between jobs who are having a hard time making ends meet. Volunteering here is such a great way to get out and help your neighbor!

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December 2018

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Volunteers Needed

Stamp out Hunger Day Saturday, May 11

Stamp Out Hunger one of our largest food drives of the year, and we need your help to feed hungry Idahoans!

Stamp Out Hunger Volunteers
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The Idaho Foodbank uses a volunteer scheduling and registration system called VolunteerHub. This system makes it easy to navigate and sign up for the shifts you want to work. Some of the features include:

  • Mobile-Friendly.
  • Internet security with HTTPS/SSL.
  • The option to join a waiting list if a shift is full.

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If you have any questions or concerns email us at volunteerservices@idahofoodbank.org

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Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of volunteers assist in Sort/Repack shifts. These shifts include activities such as sorting donations by nutritional category, repackaging bulk food into family-sized quantities, placing stickers on unlabeled cans and even building backpack inserts. Shifts are booked in advance, but the actual activity is based on highest community needs and current warehouse inventory.

Volunteers as young as the age of 8 are welcome. Volunteers 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult volunteer.

Closed toe and heel shoes are required in the warehouse. Shoes should be sturdy and offer adequate protection (no canvas shoes, such as ballet flats). Sandals and offensive clothing are not permitted. Clothing should not restrict movement. The warehouse is not temperature-controlled, so layers are recommended!

With adequate notice, we are able to handle most group requests. Please fill out our community and corporate group volunteer request form and we will work with you to create a rewarding experience for your group.

We do accept court-mandated volunteers, with some limitations. Before starting your community service you will need to meet with a staff member. Please contact us at volunteerservices@idahofoodbank.org.

Waivers are sent through our VolunteerHub registration system. However, if you need to get a waiver or additional waivers for a group or for minors that are volunteering, they are available here to download and print.