Common Questions About Volunteering

What To Expect When You Volunteer With Us

Volunteering with the Community Food Bank is a rewarding experience. The hard work you put in translates directly to healthier lives for our neighbors in southern Arizona. 

What kind of training will I receive?

If you've signed up for a long-term volunteer engagement, your first day will include an orientation session, helping you learn the ins and outs of the job you'll be doing, as well as getting you acquainted with the broader scope of the work we do. If you're coming to the Community Food Bank for a one-day or short-term volunteer experience, you may receive just some task-specific training. 

What should I wear?

We ask that you don't wear tank tops when volunteering--all shirts must have sleeves. If you're volunteering in our warehouse, you must wear closed-toe shoes. For safety reasons, you will not be allowed in the warehouse with sandals or flip flops. 

What else do I need to know about volunteering in the warehouse?

Our warehouse is a huge, busy place with lots going on. For your safety:

  • Please no cell phones, radios, iPods or headphones in the warehouse

  • No eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum in the warehouse

  • Warehouse tasks may require you to stand for long periods of time, lift approximately 25 pounds, and work a minimum of 3-4 hours at a time

Please note that no drugs, alcohol, or weapons are permitted in any areas of the Community Food Bank. 

Do you have more questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator!

Contact Volunteer Coordinator