Volunteer

Together we can fight hunger and feed hope in our community. Volunteer Today!

We are grateful for your interest in helping the St. Louis Area Foodbank in our fight to ease food insecurity across our region. Our efforts would not be possible without volunteers of all ages and abilities.

Whether you volunteer to sort and pack meals, help with distribution, or donate your own talents, it is easy to see the positive impact you are making in the lives of our neighbors and communities. In 2020, volunteers helped the St. Louis Area Foodbank provide 44.8 million meals across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by donating 59,000 hours of service. To learn more about our volunteer programs see the specific opportunities and descriptions listed below.

COVID-19 Update – Friday, July 23, 2021

The St. Louis Area Foodbank is continuing the mask mandate for volunteers until further notice. This is in response to government guidance as well as to respect the safety and wellbeing of all those who come through our doors. We appreciate your cooperation as we continue to navigate the changing environment of COVID-19.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive, or have traveled internationally, please reschedule any volunteer shifts within the 14-day quarantine window. You can do so through VolunteerHub or by calling 314-292-6262.Keeping our volunteers, staff and our neighbors safe continues to be a top priority, and as such we will have masks, gloves, and sanitizer available throughout our facility.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Our efforts at the St. Louis Area Foodbank would not be possible without volunteers like you!

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All volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer waiver before their shift. Print yours now!

ShiftShiftShiftShift
SundayClosedClosedClosedClosed
Monday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Thursday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Friday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Saturday8 AM - 10 AM10:30 AM - 12:30 PMClosedClosed

Schedule:

All visits must be scheduled.

We are usually scheduling groups one to two months in advance, so depending on the size of your group, we ask that you please plan accordingly.

Time Commitment:

All shifts on all days are a full three-hour commitment.

Dress Code:

For your safety, mobility and the enjoyment of all volunteers we do have some clothing requirements, including but not limited to:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Clothing free of offensive language
  • Clothing that limits mobility

If you’re wearing open-toed shoes, clothing that may offend others or limit your ability to perform volunteer activities, the Foodbank’s Volunteer Center staff would be happy to reassign you to an appropriate volunteer position or may ask you to leave.

Group Size:

The average size is about 20 people per group.

However, we can easily accommodate larger groups.

Smaller groups are welcomed as are individuals – there’s plenty to do and everyone is needed!

Ages:

Three years and up. Preferably one adult for every five to ten kids under the age of 16.

Court Appointed Volunteers:

Sorry, we do not accept court appointed volunteers.

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Match

Many companies offer volunteer hour “matching” programs encouraging employees to support a charitable organization. Most of these programs match your time hour for hour with a monetary donation!

Please check with your company to see if it offers a volunteer hour match program or use the search box to look up companies that typically match volunteer hours.

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