Volunteer

As a volunteer, you help bring our mission to life.

We have volunteer opportunities both in our warehouse, as well as in the community at Mobile Pantries.
We love individual volunteers, community groups, and corporate groups alike.

Get started:

If it’s your first time volunteering with us, go ahead and fill out the Volunteer Sign Up Form, at the button below.

Next, take a look at the Volunteer Shift Calendar below. There is a handy list format below, for your convenience.

Click on your desired time and day, and enter your information.

That’s all!  We look forward to having you at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.

We also welcome volunteers who have court-mandated community service.
Email volunteer@feedingal.org or call 205-942-8911 to see if you are eligible.

Reminders for Volunteers

For your safety, closed-toe shoes are mandatory.
We also request that you wear a mask, as masks are required at all times when in our building. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide you with one!

We have lockers for you to store your belongings while you volunteer.
Be mindful of the weather, as our warehouse can get hot or cold depending on the season.

FEELING SICK?
If you are feeling sick, please reschedule or cancel your volunteer assignment.

Handling food products while sick, compromises the safety of those we serve and our employees who are crucial to continuing our operations.

Helpful Information

What to Bring/Wear:

Volunteering is fun and active, so dress comfortably. There is no air conditioning and limited heat in the warehouse. In the winter, we recommend wearing warm clothes with layers that you can remove as you start moving. In summer, t-shirts and shorts are recommended. For your safety, CLOSED-TOE SHOES ARE MANDATORY. Flip flops and sandals are not allowed in the warehouse.

Shift Hours:

We have morning and afternoon shifts available! If your group is interested in attending one of our Mobile Pantry events, let us know! These are typically held in the mornings on various days of the week.

  • Monday–Thursday: 9 am–11:30 am or 1:00–3:00 pm
  • Friday: 9 am–11:30 am
Children in the Warehouse:

We are able to accommodate children over the age of 8. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and we require that volunteer groups bring 1 adult for every 6 kids. If you have children under 8 that want to volunteer, we suggest that you help them organize a food drive and bring the food to the Food Bank. When you drop it off, we will be happy to give them a tour and explain how food banks work.

Groups:

Please contact us at volunteer@feedingal.org to schedule a large group. We can accommodate group sizes of between 6 and 12 people per shift. For larger groups, we can schedule multiple shifts of 12, at different times. We schedule groups from Monday-Thursday 9 am-11:30 am or 1:00-3:00 pm and Friday 9 am-11:30 am. Each volunteer shift is 2-2.5 hours.

After a brief training, volunteers inspect, sort, and pack food donations into ready-to-go boxes. This role is extremely important as it keeps our food supply safe. Last year over 2,000 volunteers helped us supply millions of meals to neighbors in need!

Please note: we cannot guarantee a specific activity, as it changes based on our current needs.

If your group is interested in attending one of our Mobile Pantry events, let us know!

Sign up to volunteer here!

Take a look at the Volunteer Shift Calendar below. There is a handy list format below, for your convenience.

Click on your desired time and day, and enter your information.

That’s all! You should be all set. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 205-942-8911.

Calendar List View

This is the same calendar as above, just in a list format