Whether it’s driving a refrigerated truck, sorting perishable food, or harvesting carrots on the farm, volunteers are the heartbeat of Clark County Food Bank. Each year, we have an average of 2,500 individuals who donate over 20,000 service hours. Every volunteer provides something unique and important to the food bank, and we could not serve our community without the support of neighbors like you! If you are interested in joining the fight against hunger here in Clark County, check out some of our volunteer opportunities below.
Individual and Group Volunteer Opportunities
During the summer and fall growing seasons, Heritage Farm is open for volunteers during designated weekdays and weekends. Whether pulling weeds, planting seeds, harvesting fresh produce or leading groups of volunteers, we are in constant need of people to care for our crops. If you love working outside and getting your hands a little dirty, then come on out to our farm!
Every day at the food bank, we sort through thousands of pounds of donated food. We need volunteers to help sort through and inspect donations, repack bulk food into smaller packaging, and even drive and deliver truckloads of food. Volunteering to sort and repack food is a perfect opportunity to serve for both individuals and groups.
If you have a passion for healthy living, nutrition, and teaching people the skills to shop and cook on a budget, then volunteering with our Nutrition Education Program is the right fit for you! Learn more about the programs we offer and ways you can get involved to help create a healthier Clark County!
In addition to volunteering in our farm, food, or nutrition ed. programs, CCFB has other areas for volunteers to serve in. Whether helping to staff events, providing general maintenance, running our front desk, or driving one of our delivery trucks, dedicated volunteers make our everyday operations possible!
Join us in congratulating our 2014 Volunteer of the Year, Jim Youde! Jim and his wife Judith have been key supporters of the Clark County Food Bank from the very beginning. Serving on our Board of Directors for the past 9 years, Jim provided strategic development and helped establish food resourcing networks in both Oregon and Washington. A huge force behind our Capital Campaign, the food bank would not be the same without the hard work and continuous dedication of Jim Youde.
Thanks for all that you do, Jim!
iNTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Clark County Food Bank has many opportunities to give back to your community. For more information on volunteering, please fill out our volunteer interest form below.