Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

The Placer Food Bank is very thankful to have a wonderful team of volunteers who donate their time to support our success. We schedule our volunteers in advance to manage our group size and ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is completed. Please email our Program Manager, Belinda Arquilla, at: volunteer@placerfoodbank.org or call 916-789-0481 extension 102.

Please find below a description of our current volunteer opportunities:

Drivers and Riders

What: We are currently seeking drivers and riders to assist us with picking up food donations at local grocery stores and businesses, then delivering the donations back to our warehouse.

When: Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 10:30 am. Volunteer driver and rider schedules are flexible. Choose from daily, weekly, bi-weekly or even monthly shifts.

Qualifications: Current California Driver’s License

Physical Ability: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Training: Full training is provided

Corporate Groups

What: Groups of 8 – 15 volunteers to assist with sorting donated food, boxing care packages, bagging produce and assembling backpacks with food for local school children.

When:Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 – 11 am or 10 am – noon, (you choose).

Qualifications: N/A

Physical Ability: Able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Training: We begin with a ten minute orientation.

Younger Groups

What: We host Homeschool, Brownie, Boy Scouts and other youth groups and offer age appropriate volunteer activities.

When:The second Friday of each month; 4 – 5 pm.

Qualifications: Ages 6 years and up with accompanying adult.

Training: N/A

Physical Ability: N/A

Training: Full training is provided

Warehouse Assistants

What: Students, are you looking for somewhere to volunteer over the summer? Get a head start on your community service hours and pad your college/job applications? We are currently seeking warehouse assistants during the summer months.

When: Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 2:00 pm. This can be a flexible schedule based upon your availability.

Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years of age.

Physical Ability: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Training: Full training is provided.