A Heart to Volunteer?

LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER?

HAVE THE HEART?

  

Looking to help support the efforts of a worthy cause?


Our volunteers represent an essential part of the Food Bank's success in helping prepare and distribute food to people in need in our community.  We welcome and appreciate your time, talent, and heartfelt interest. The Food Bank has several opportunities to volunteer for the individual and/or participate in a group volunteer activity.  


Volunteer Procedures and Information:

  

  • Follow the Food Bank Volunteer guidelines; and work safely at all times.      
  • Volunteers need to have a current Volunteer Application on file.
    (Click below to download the PDF application bottom of this section) 
  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old. Volunteers between the ages of 12-15 must volunteer with an adult, and  volunteers 16-17 years of age must volunteer with parental permission.        
  • The Food Bank does expect you to report and work as scheduled. Your volunteer hours will be recorded on a project log-sheet located in our warehouse. It is mandatory and important that all volunteers sign in.  
  • The Food Bank helps our volunteers select a task or duty that matches their interests as well as fulfilling the needs of the Food Bank. Our goal is to work with volunteers to make their experiences positive and rewarding.The Food Bank make’s every effort to provide safe working conditions. 


If you want to join the Food Bank family,
please download and fill out the Volunteer Application:
Fax #530-272-7085 or mail to:
Food Bank of Nevada County

  310 Railroad Ave #100, Grass Valley, CA 95945  

Volunteer Application

Helping Hands & Hearts

Volunteer Opportunities


  • Food Packing and Sorting 
  • Assisting at food distribution locations   
  • Summer Lunch Program
  • Help with the annual food drives, fundraising, and special events.


  

FOOD PACKING AND SORTING: 

   
A very important task of Volunteer Duties at the Food Bank is the packing and sorting of donated bulk food. This might include inspecting, cleaning, sorting, or preparation of special food boxes. This is all part of getting  together donations ready for distributions.


FOOD PACKING--Volunteer Days & Hours
:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9;00 am to noon. 



FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS


The Food Bank’s Food Distributions’ Outreach consists of predominantly four main sites in Nevada County where our volunteers come to help allocate food to families and individuals in need. 

If interested in Volunteering—first please, fill out the Volunteer Application, and we can assist you in finding a distribution location and time; whether there is a need and you can help. You can view the times and locations on our Monthly Distribution Page.


SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

  

From time to time, the Food Bank looks for help from reliable drivers, during the summer, for the
Children’s Summer Lunch Program.
There is also a need for extra help preparing and packing of the summer lunches and then delivering them to our local children in need. This is a valuable and great opportunity for high school students.