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.
Speakers Bureau and Agency Fair Volunteer
Volunteers are trained to become advocates of the Food Bank, attend speaking engagements and agency fairs. Contact your local branch for training and sign up.
Distribution Center Volunteers
Sort products and repackage bulk food; perfect for groups!
Office Assistant Volunteer
Filing, mailings, reception desk support, and clerical duties. Experience with computers is a plus!
Truck Driver Volunteer
Assist staff with pickups of local donations. An application and 'Authorization for Driving Record Verification' required.
Agency Site Monitor
Assist staff in monitoring partner agencies to ensure safe food storage, adequate record keeping, and good stewardship of Food Bank product. Also communicate Food Bank policies and procedures.
Community Garden Volunteer
Assist with the planting, maintenance and care of the community gardens. Currently available at New Bern and Sandhills.
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.)
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.
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.
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.