Volunteer

Thank you for considering a volunteer opportunity at The Alameda Food Bank!

How to Get Involved
The Alameda Food Bank is run by 160+ unpaid volunteers, led by a full time Director and a full time Program Manager. Volunteering at the Food Bank provides an opportunity to assist people in our community with some of their most fundamental needs. Our programs are ideal for individuals and families who live in the City of Alameda. If you live outside of Alameda, you may wish to visit helpnow.org or volunteermatch.org for opportunities in your community.

Following is a list of volunteer opportunities at the Alameda Food Bank. All of these positions require at least a six-month commitment. If you are interested in volunteering please email or call Gary at 510-523-5850 with your information.

Grocery Pick-Up (Driver): Pick up food bank donations from community partners. Volunteers need to have a valid driver’s license and clean DMV record. Requires some lifting.

Personal Shopper: Helps clients with their shelf stable shopping selection. Involves high client contact and requires you to be able to stand for a few hours and directly helping shoppers pick out the groceries. Good customer service skills necessary.

Produce Table: Helps clients with their produce selection. Involves high client contact and requires you to be able to stand for a few hours and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Good customer service skills necessary.

Food Sorter: Weighs and sorts food delivered to our pantry to prepare for the distribution to clients. Requires some lifting.