Want to Make a Difference in Our Community? Volunteer with Food for People!

Volunteers are the heart of Food for People. It takes a community of volunteers to make our programs successful. Volunteers put in many thousands of hours each year sorting and distributing food to households, harvesting produce, assisting with clerical tasks, and much, much more. That’s equivalent to ten full-time staff positions!

At Food for People, the time volunteers give us is golden. Without a doubt, volunteers are essential in helping us make sure that people in need have enough to eat. There are a variety of volunteer jobs to suit all types of skills and interests. Our Volunteer & Direct Services Manager would love to hear from you and would be happy to match your skills and talents with our volunteer needs.

Orientations are held in-person at 307 W. 14th St in Eureka on Mondays at 3:30pm.

Our process for volunteering:

  • Our main building in Eureka is currently under construction, so our Eureka Choice Pantry and our warehouse operations are temporary located in different buildings in Eureka.
  • We have ongoing weekly and monthly volunteer positions, in addition to periodic opportunities and special events. 
  • We have a variety of volunteer positions with our programs throughout the county, in a community near you!
  • We have positions for which we like to have on-call volunteers, in case of emergency.

Everyone interested in volunteering with Food for People starts by filling out our volunteer application and then attending an orientation.

After completing the volunteer application form, our Volunteer & Direct Services Manager will get in touch with you about attending an orientation, where we'll discuss all kinds of volunteer opportunties and shifts that fit your schedule and interests. Volunteer orientation includes a review of our policies and procedures (including our COVID-19 safety protocols).

If you have any questions along the way, email @email.

Click on any of the following links to learn more about volunteering at Food for People:

Learn more about the many volunteer opportunities that exist at Food for People

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