Fighting Hunger doesn’t always start with a meal. It starts with those who serve. In 2018, Treasure Coast Food Bank had more than 16,000 volunteers provided over 48,000 hours of service to their community. Volunteer opportunities range from sorting and boxing food, distribution and home deliveries, administrative, outreach, food drive pick-ups, event support, and more. Whether you’re an individual, group, or company there are many opportunities to volunteer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We welcome volunteers eight years and older in our warehouse sorting and packing. Each volunteer under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult when volunteering alongside them. If you are chaperoning a group of youth volunteers, there must be a child/adult ratio of 1:5.
Yes. We require all volunteers to be registered for any volunteer opportunities. Please utilize our online volunteer scheduling website to register as an individual or group – tcfoodbank.org/volunteer. Here you will be able to select your preferred volunteer site and shift. For additional questions please contact us at email@example.com.
Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse setting. No sandals/flip-flops, extremely short skirts/shorts or low-cut shirts. Individuals wearing opened toed shoes will not be allowed in warehouse areas.
Please park in any available parking slots around the building.
Yes, each volunteer individual or group needs to sign in each time they volunteer at the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Upon arrival please visit our volunteer lobby desk for instructions on how to sign-in.
All volunteers are asked to report to the main lobby of our warehouse. We ask that you and/or group arrive 15 minutes prior to your shift in order to allow everyone an opportunity to sign in.
Yes, upon request Treasure Coast Food Bank will provide volunteers with a letter specifying the date of service and number of hours volunteered. Our lobby staff will also sign any school/church/community service forms after each session.
Yes. Due to safety concerns each group is required to provide adult supervision. If you are chaperoning a group of youth volunteers, there must be a child/adult ratio of 1:5. Please include adult attendees in your online group registration.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772.446.1766.
Yes, it is important that you let Volunteer Services know if you cannot attend. Please confirm your headcount 72 hours prior by emailing us at email@example.com. Treasure Coast Food Bank determines it’s volunteer projects based on the number of volunteers scheduled. If you cannot make your volunteer shift please notify us 24 hours prior.
WHAT IS THE FOOD BANK’S POLICY ON VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE ASSIGNED COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?
Individuals who receive a court order to perform community service will be accepted on a case by case basis. Individuals convicted of certain serious offenses will not be accepted to volunteer due to potential safety risks for other volunteers and staff.
We do accept monetary donations in lieu of community service hours however, there must be pre-approval of the court, private attorney or probation services. We do NOT accept food donations in lieu of community service hours.
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