APRIL IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH
We appreciate our Volunteers!
We appreciate our Volunteers!
In 2017, more than 21,000 volunteers dedicated 54,000 hours to helping The Idaho Foodbank provide emergency food assistance. Volunteers sort, repack, and load food donations; teach cooking classes, build backpacks; and distribute food at mobile pantries.
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.
Betty has made volunteering an important part of her life. For her, volunteering is more than a hobby – it’s a lifelong commitment. Whenever Betty isn’t skydiving, she is an active volunteer. In addition to helping The Idaho Foodbank, she also works with refugees, tutoring them for their citizenship tests through the International Rescue Committee […]Read More
When Mike first walked into The Idaho Foodbank to volunteer, he walked through the wrong doors. “I laughed it off and went around the building into volunteer services,” he recounts. Fortunately, this hasn’t deterred his continued support of the Foodbank. Coming back and volunteering more than 120 hours last year, Mike is someone The Idaho […]Read More
We make it easy!
In February, we introduced the new version of our volunteer scheduling and registration system VolunteerHub. This upgrade has a new, cleaner look that makes it easier to navigate and sign up for the shifts you want to work. Some of the new features include:
If you have any questions or concerns email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 the needs of the warehouse on any given day.
Volunteers as young as the age of 8 are welcome. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult volunteer. A complete list of safety requirements can be found on our Volunteer Policies and Liability Release.
All volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a copy of the Volunteer Policies and Liability Release form completed by a parent or legal guardian unless their parent/ legal guardian volunteers with them.
Closed toe shoes are required in the warehouse. Shoes should be sturdy and offer adequate protection (no canvas shoes, such as ballet flats). Sandals, tank tops, shorts (above knee-length) 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. Send an email with your request to the warehouse in your area, and we will work with you to create a rewarding experience for your group.