kids volunteering

K-12 School Groups

Step three: Learn more and sign up.

Teach your students about service and hunger in Oregon by bringing your class to OFB! Volunteering builds compassion, self-esteem, and teamwork. Student volunteers work together to repackage bulk food donations, from apples to oats, into family size portions. This food then stocks the shelves of food pantries, meal sites, and other 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.


Scheduling guidelines

  • Space is limited.
    We recommend scheduling volunteer dates for the entire school year in August or September. We can host groups of up to 70 (including chaperones).
  • Each individual classroom is limited to four shifts per year so that we can accommodate as many school groups as possible.
  • Chaperone requirements:

    Volunteer Action Center:

    Grades K-5 - one adult for every five students.
    Grades 6-8 - one adult for every seven students.
    Grades 9-12 - one adult for every 10 students.

    Perishables Repack Room:
    Grades K-12
    - one adult for every five students.
  • Age restrictions vary depending on the shift you select. The minimum age is six. Be sure to check the age requirements on the application page.

  • Prepare your students! See curriculum ideas and more on our resources for teachers page.

See the experience for yourself.