Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved with the Food Bank and make a tangible difference in our communities. Below are the typical activities the Food Bank offers and current opportunities.

Please be sure to review our Information Page covering important age guidelines, warehouse dress code, and details for groups. The Branch Signup Page will provide contact information, available opportunities and hours.


Community Garden Volunteer
Assist with the planting, maintenance and care of the community gardens. Currently available at our New Bern Branch.

Distribution Center Volunteers
Sort products and repackage bulk food; perfect for groups!

Food Drive Organizer
Organize a food drive at your office, church or in your community. (Volunteer hours are not currently earned with this opportunity.) More information & signup.

Independent Fundraiser
Organize a fund drive to celebrate a birthday or milestone event using our Personal Fundraising tool online. (Volunteer hours are not currently earned with this opportunity.) More information & signup.

Office Assistant Volunteer
Filing, mailings, reception desk support, and clerical duties. Experience with computers is a plus!

Social Media Ambassador
Spread the word about hunger using social networks such as twitter, facebook and personal blogs. (Volunteer hours are not currently earned with this opportunity.) More information & signup.

Speakers Bureau
Volunteers are trained to become advocates of the Food Bank, attend speaking engagements and other events.
More information & signup.

Special Events Volunteer
Attend special food and fundraising events, such as Letter Carriers Food Drive and Hunger Relief Day at the State Fair. (Current opportunities will be listed as they become available.)

Truck Driver Volunteer
Assist staff with pickups of local donations. An application and 'Authorization for Driving Record Verification' required.