One of the most meaningful ways to join the fight against hunger is to spend some time as a volunteer at the Arkansas Foodbank. There's no way we can feed the hundreds of thousands of Arkansans without the help of our volunteers.
We offer several volunteer opportunities:
Volunteers are an integral part of our food distribution process, because we count on them to sort, box and stack our retail food donations so that the food - which is close to expiration date - doesn't stay too long in our warehouse. Each day we welcome corporate employees, church groups, schools, clubs and other organizations who use this as a worthwhile team-building experience. Spending a few hours in our sorting room definitely results in some bonding! Age restrictions found below.
Monday-Friday, 9 am -12 pm and 1-4 pm - Orientation is included
Don't let a full-time job keep you from experiencing the satisfaction of serving others. We offer a Saturday workday each month where you or your group can help in the warehouse. Please check age restrictions at the bottom of the page.
2015 Saturday Work Dates:
Shifts are 9 am - 12 pm - Orientation is included. Please check age restrictions at the bottom of the page.
April 18 (FULL)
Special Dates to Volunteer
May 9 6-9pm Stamp Out Hunger OPEN
May 19 6-8:30pm Family Night
Special Events Volunteers
From fundraising events, like our annual Empty Bowls art auction and Drive Away Hunger, to community outreach activities like our KARK telethon, the Foodbank is always in need of friendly folks to serve as ambassadors and hosts. We'd love to have you join us! Special Events volunteers are recruited on an as-needed basis. Please let us know if you'd like to be added to our list of special event volunteers.
The Foodbank's 10,000-square-foot community garden is one of the main ways we supply our clients with fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables. We welcome gardeners, and even gardener-wanna-be's, to help us during the planting and harvesting season.
Volunteers must be at least 10 years old to volunteer in our warehouse on weekdays.
Volunteers must be at least 8 years old to volunteer on Saturday work days and during any after warehouse business hour volunteer opportunities (Family Nights, Stamp Out Hunger etc.)
Volunteers 8-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years old).
Groups of volunteers require one adult chaperone for every five youth (ages 8-15 years old).
Groups of volunteers require one adult chaperone for every ten youth (ages 16-18 years old).