Volunteers – Drive-Up Distribution

Volunteers are the face of the food bank!

We rely on our force of over 200 volunteers to achieve our goal of providing high quality groceries to Bellingham families. Volunteering at the food bank will give you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things, and serve your community.

Our volunteer needs have shifted as we have developed our response to COVID-19.
Please read below before submitting an application and someone will contact you about volunteer opportunities.

If you can answer YES to all of the following questions, you are an excellent volunteer candidate. If you answer NO to any of the following questions, we thank you for your interest in supporting the food bank, but please wait to apply until the COVID-19 safety protocols are lifted and we are able to offer different volunteer opportunities.

1. Are you under the age of 60?
2. Are you limiting your exposure in your personal and work life and adhering to the governor’s stay-home order?
3. Are you willing to wear a face mask, maintain 6 feet of distance from others at all times, and thoroughly wash your hands every hour while volunteering?
4. Can you stand for 6 hours at a time while doing light lifting (up to 20 pounds)?
5. Can you move efficiently and deliberately and keep up with a fast-paced assembly line?

Volunteering Details:

· Daily shifts are 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday.  Volunteers must be able to stay for the whole shift.

· Assembly line style, packing boxes of food with recommended social distance.

· Other tasks include constructing empty boxes; bagging loose items such as potatoes and carrots.

· Work in teams of 10 volunteers and several staff people.

· Commitment is once a week shift for a month. If you cannot do this, there is potential to be on the sub list.

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