Volunteer

Volunteering in the community is a great way to learn about hunger in your community and help out local nonprofits. Please see below for some opportunities in your area:

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Neighborhood Gleaners - Hollywood Senior Center

Neighborhood Gleaners - Hollywood Senior Center

Deliver produce to seniors on Saturday afternoons – roughly 2:30-4:30pm. Choose to do one Saturday, every Saturday, or anythign in between. Drivers license and car that can carry 10+ bags of produce required. Smart phone ideal, and if you have a buddy in your germ pod it makes navigation easier. Contact gleaners@hollywoodseniorcenter. org for more information. Deliveries are all no-contact, masks required.

The Midnight Mission

The Midnight Mission

This is the day…. to gather your friends to help ours.
We need volunteers! Our kitchen staff is asking for your help. Gather your family, friends, or co-workers to offer a hand up to our homeless neighbors. How it works: you make sack lunches, schedule a time for drop-off, and our staff will distribute them to those who need them most. It’s that easy. For more information and to sign up, please contact our Volunteer Manager Andrew Linares at alinares@midnightmission.org

MEND-Meet Each Need with Dignity

MEND-Meet Each Need with Dignity

We are looking for volunteers to help with food distribution on Tuesdays and/or Fridays from 8am-12pm. Please email Lupe Martin, Volunteer Services Director at lupe@mendpoverty.org to start the process. She will provide you with all the forms and details you will need before you can become a MEND volunteer.

Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino

Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino

We are looking for volunteers to help sort food in our warehouse before it makes its way out into the community. This opportunity is available Monday- Friday 12:30- 3pm. there is no special training or skills needed. To sign up please visit https://www.feedingamericaie.org/volunteer. You must wear closed toe shoe, a face covering, and should arrive at the volunteer entrance at 2950 Jefferson St, Riverside, CA 92504. For more information please call Jackie Aria at 951-359-4757.

HomeAid Orange County

HomeAid is looking for volunteers passionate about giving back to families experiencing homelessness! We are in need of volunteers to participate in a monthly Community Care Day of our HomeAid Family CareCenter (an emergency shelter in the City of Orange for families experiencing homelessness). Monthly Community Care Day’s run 3 hours long and involve a deep clean (mopping, cleaning toilets, wiping down surfaces, etc.) in addition to making sack lunches (food for the lunches provided) for the families who reside in the HomeAid Family CareCenter.

Interested? Contact Marketing & Engagement Coordinator, Emily Biehl at emily@homeaidoc.org for information on volunteer opportunities.

Conejo Valley Senior Concerns

Conejo Valley Senior Concerns

We have two different opportunities available:

• Pick up meals Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m.
• Pick up meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3:00 p.m.

You can sign up for just one day, or as many days as you like. This is a recurring position, so we need you to commit to delivering meals on a weekly basis.

Meals are picked up from locations in Westlake Village and Newbury Park. You will be given a route to follow. No contact drop off at the senior’s home. Each route takes just 60-90 minutes. In less then two hours a week of your time you can have the opportunity to bring a lifeline of nutrition to homebound seniors in your community,

Must be age 18+, although children under age 18 can accompany a parent.

To learn more and apply to volunteer, please visit https://www.seniorconcerns.org/volunteer/, complete and submit the application and submit a background check (instructions provided at link).

If you have any questions, please email Senior Concerns at info@seniorconcerns.org.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

Join Our Harvest Truck Brigade!
Our Harvest Truck Brigade transports food boxes to Partner Sites or to Individuals’ homes and helps unload the boxes upon delivery.

We need volunteers who:

Have a mid-sized or larger open bed pickup truck (must be clean)
Have a flexible schedule, Monday through Friday, between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Can be on-call for next day scheduling
Can engage in some physical labor, including loading 30-pound boxes into your truck and unloading them upon delivery
Are 18 years of age or older
Have a valid driver’s license and CA vehicle insurance
Volunteers must be healthy and must not be experiencing or exhibiting any symptoms of colds or flu-like illnesses

If you can help us feed those in need, please complete this form.
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If you have any questions, please contact Tammy at tammy.tu@feedoc.org

**If easier, please refer to the Harvest Truck Brigade info on: https://www.feedoc.org/volunteer/

Food Finders

Food Finders

Food Rescue Heroes are needed now more than ever! We always in need of volunteers to help pickup and deliver food as well as sort and pack food at our warehouse located in Los Alamitos, CA! Please visit www.foodfinders.org for more information and to fill out a volunteer application!

FOOD Share, Inc.

FOOD Share, Inc.

There are many options to volunteer.

Sign-up via this link to participate http://cerv.is/m?0303gAEgJ8v

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank relies on individuals and volunteer groups to help us in our warehouse, at food distribution sites, and at Food Bank events. Anyone who is 11 years of age and older is welcome to volunteer. Training is not required, and there are no time commitments. You may volunteer one time, or on a regular basis. Warehouse volunteer shifts can be at either our Miramar Distribution Warehouse (9850 Distribution Avenue, San Diego 92121) or our new North County Food Bank (1445 Engineer Street, Suite 110, Vista, 92081).

Volunteers must sign up for a shift using our online registration system. To sign up, please visit https://sandiegofoodbank.org/volunteer/

Your support enables our hunger relief operations to continue!

Thomas House Family Shelter

Thomas House Family Shelter

We are looking for volunteers to assist with assembly of weekly grocery orders for 20+ shelter families. Assembly occurs on Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm. No special training or skills needed, but face masks are required. To sign up, please email ryan@thomashouseshelter.org. Shelter is located in Garden Grove. Address will be provided upon sign up.

USO San Diego

USO San Diego

As a thank you to our service members and their families, USO San Diego, Liberty Station, and Rock Church is hosting a free event! This event is filled with giveaways, groceries, resources, backpacks, and opportunity drawings.THIS WILL BE A DRIVE THROUGH EVENT. Volunteers are needed to assist with the food distribution from 9am-1pm

Duties include but not limited to help with set-up, check-in, runners, distribute goods, break-down, etc.

To sign up please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044EABAD2AA2F49-military or call Michelle Pranger at 619-235-6503 for any questions

Hunger Free America

Hunger Free America

Virtual Opportunity: COVID-19 Food Assistance Project – Volunteers are needed to verify emergency food site information across the nation. Many sites have changed operations and hours due to COVID-19, volunteers are ascertaining these changes and updating our database via a survey form. Volunteers should be moderately comfortable using web technology and speaking over the phone. The results are freely available to the public by request, via an electronic mapping tool, and the USDA Hunger Hotline. Having accurate data means a hungry family can find an open pantry near them at any time.
More details and sign up via: www.hungervolunteer.volunteerhub.com

Contact:  swinter@hungerfreeamerica.org

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