Volunteering at the Green Valley/Sahuarita Food Bank

Individual volunteer opportunities include warehouse and customer service work. Customer service opportunities include greeting clients and donors, checking in clients and assisting clients with shopping. Warehouse work includes sorting donations including bread and produce, riding with the driver for pick-ups, gleaning citrus, and warehouse clerk. Shifts are 2-4 hours in duration. Minimum age is 14 years or older. At certain times of the year there is a waiting list for volunteers. There are no group opportunities available. Limited court ordered volunteer opportunities are also available.
Online Application Form

Positions:

Greeter:  people oriented; welcomes and signs in clients; assists people bringing in donations; requires standing for most of shift

Front Desk:  computer skills needed; detail oriented; people friendly; fast paced; must be able to sit at desk for most of shift

Distribution Room:  guides clients through their shopping experience; requires walking and standing for entire shift

Warehouse Desk:  records items from truck delivery; writes receipts for personal donations; coordinates products for delivery to the Distribution Room; requires sitting and standing for most of shift and lifting up to 40 pounds

Warehouse Sorter:  detail oriented; quality control function checking items that come into the Warehouse; requires standing for entire shift

General Warehouse:  sorts produce and bread as it comes off the trucks; heavy lifting

Vehicle Crew:  goes with driver to four local stores for pickup; help to load and unload; heavy lifting

Gleaner:  January through April; pick citrus at private homes; requires ability to climb ladders and lifting buckets of picked citrus

NOTE: Some type of cleaning (sweeping, wiping down tables, emptying baskets, etc.) is required in all volunteer positions

What You Need to Do:

Fill out an Online Application Form, or come to the food bank facility at 250 E. Continental Road, #101 in Green Valley to pick up an application

Ask to speak with Debby so she can guide you through the process

Return the completed application, in person, to Debby.

If you need to contact her, just call 625-5252

You will be asked to attend a Volunteer Orientation session before you volunteer

What Will be Helpful to Speed Your Becoming an Active Volunteer:

The more days a week you are available, helps us to place you sooner

Initially, if you are willing to substitute

What You Need To Know:

Shifts are two to four (2-4) hours, once a week