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Community Outreach

Step three: Learn more and sign up.

Create a ripple effect in the community to benefit the fight against hunger. Community Outreach programs volunteers allow Oregon Food Bank to reach larger audiences and share information about OFB, hunger issues and the many ways that people like you can get involved in fighting hunger and its root causes.

Join our Speakers' Bureau!

The work of the Speakers’ Bureau volunteers is incredibly important, since OFB has limited staff time. Our Ambassadors are on the forefront, inspiring thousands, of people to take vital steps to help end hunger in Oregon through the following avenues:

Speaking Engagements
Volunteers engage the community, educate people about hunger issues and the crucial services OFB provides all while inspiring people at places of worship, schools, and businesses to take action and give funds, food, time and/or voice.

Tabling Events
Volunteers advocate for OFB at a variety of different events, from volunteer fairs at workplaces, to resource fairs in low income communities, to food drives at grocery stores, sporting events, you name it!


  • Read the volunteer position description. 
  • Ages 16 and up.
  • You'll attend a mandatory training on presentation skills and talking points. The training sessions are two hours long over a course of three evenings.
  • Trainings are typically held once a year in the fall.
  • Fill out our Speaker's Bureau Application, and we will contact you with details about our next training session.


Become an advocate 

Address the root causes of hunger through public policy work. OFB needs volunteers who are willing to write letters, make phone calls and talk to legislators and to get their friends, family and neighbors involved. Learn more.