kids volunteering

Groups

Can I bring a school class?

Yes. Bringing your class to volunteer with Oregon Food Bank is an excellent way to teach your students about service and hunger in Oregon. Volunteering can help build compassion, self-esteem, teamwork and problem solving skills. Student volunteers work together to repackage bulk food donations, from apples, to oats, to beans, for distribution to hunger-relief agencies. While at Oregon Food Bank, your class will also take a tour of our food warehouse and learn about hunger in Oregon. 

 

Can we bring more people in our group than we initially registered?

Our new system allows you to manage all your groups you schedule. The “My Groups” section allows you to change the size of your group and add Group Members to your roster if there is still room in the shift.

What is the minimum and maximum volunteer capacity for groups?
  • The minimum we ask for is at least 5 members; otherwise please sign up as individuals.
  • For school groups: between 70-75 including adult chaperones. For other groups, depending on shift, groups can bring up to 110.
Can we reserve a room for our group to gather before or after our shift?

We do allow reservations in our community rooms depending on availability for meetings, but we do not allow groups to eat lunch in the rooms. Please email us at volunteer@oregonfoodbank.org with your request and we will get back to you to confirm room availability.

I just want to come with some friends, but we don't have an official group? What do I do?

Decide on a Group Name for your group of friends. You could call it by your name “Bob’s Friends and Family” or your last name “The Smith Family”, or get creative “We Love Portland”, etc.  Have fun with it!

What do we do if we need to change the date our group is signed up to volunteer?

Our new system allows you to manage all your groups you schedule. The “My Groups” section allows you to edit the group information and cancel the group shift. Then you can go back to the Calendar and sign up for a different date.