The project depends on the needs of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Volunteer shifts can include multiple projects. Depending on the project, volunteers might work in a refrigerated space. The room temperature is 50 degrees in those refrigerated spaces. To keep your hands warm we provide liners for your food-safe gloves. Your shift might entail one or more of the following tasks:
- Sort canned and boxed food donations into categories
- Repack and label bulk food items into family-size portions
- Cull and sort produce
- PLEASE NOTE: The length of a shift is directly related to the amount of food we receive. The end time is the latest the shift will go, but may end earlier.
- Masks/face coverings continue to be required for volunteers at all times inside Oregon Food Bank facilities until further notice.
- Must follow practice social distancing practices at all times while on Oregon Food Bank property
- New Volunteers are required to complete the New Volunteer Application before you attend your first shift.
- If you are doing these hours for Mandated Community Service, please fill out the application. Program approval usually takes 3 days and is required before your first shift.
- Minimum Age for this shift is 12.
- Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) chaperone/guardian.
- Youth Release forms are required for first-time volunteers under 18.
- Volunteers must be able to lift at least 5 pounds
- Comfortable being in a cold room (if needed) kept at 50 degrees
- Stand on concrete surfaces for an extended period
How-To Sign Up:
To ensure volunteers can access and manage their own schedules, our new system requires a unique email address for each individual. If you’d like to sign up a child or friend, please use their email address. Additional options in our Sign Up How-To.
Any questions email us at email@example.com.
The Oregon Food Bank is doing everything we can to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and ensure our food assistance system remains strong. We are committed first and foremost to the health and safety of our community - to our clients, volunteers, and partners.
Please go online, cancel your shift, and consider other ways to contribute during this crisis, if you or someone in your household:
- Has a cough, fever 99.5 or higher, or any type of respiratory illness (seek medical advice).
- Has headaches, tiredness, body aches, chills, sore throat, sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea.
- Has been in close contact with or caring for someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.
- If you're a returning resident or you've traveled to Oregon from outside the state, see Oregon Health Authority requirements.