Volunteer 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. Many of our partner agencies who directly distribute to those in need are also completely run by volunteers.
The community needs help. But if the volunteers weren’t there, the food wouldn’t be either.
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Sign up with VolunteerHub 2.0
On February 6, 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:
- A redesigned interface, which has been greatly improved for use on smartphones.
- Improved Internet security with HTTPS/SSL.
- A new search tool.
- The option to join a waiting list if a shift is full.
If you have any questions or concerns email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.