Volunteer COVID-19 Update
12-1-2020 The North Central facility of The Idaho Foodbank is temporarily closed to the public.
Beginning Tuesday, November 17, we will be breaking our volunteer shifts into groups of 10 following Idaho Stage 2 Guidelines. Governor Little’s order mandates that gatherings, both public and private, may not exceed 10 people.
- Face masks are required to be worn in all IFB facilities and at IFB sponsored events.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least twenty seconds or use hand sanitizer.
- Practice 6 feet of social distancing when possible.
- Stay home if you are sick.
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.
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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Sign up with VolunteerHub
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:
- Internet security with HTTPS/SSL.
- 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.
Following CDC recommendations, we are now strongly encouraging all volunteers to bring and use a cloth masks during their shift as an added layer of caution. We greatly appreciate the donation of masks at any of our facilities or to your local food pantry. 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.