Volunteer Opportunities


Placer Food Bank sessions are fun, rewarding, and inclusive! Because Placer Food Bank is an industrial food handling facility, we have a few guidelines in place to ensure everyone’s safety and success.

  • Closed-toe shoes are required, no exceptions.
  • It is often cold in the warehouse and can potentially rain in our community food distributions. For your comfort, please dress for the appropriate occasion.
  • Your work will be physical in nature and includes long periods of standing. You may be asked to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early and plan to work the full session.
  • Volunteers must wear face mask and gloves at all times.
  • Maintain 6 feet social distancing.
  • For the safety of our staff and other volunteers, please refrain from volunteering if you have a fever, cough, or have been exposed to COVID

We schedule our volunteers in advance to manage our group size and ensure that all of the necessary paperwork in completed. Email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@placerfoodbank.org or call (916) 783-0481 ext. 115 for all current volunteer opportunities.

Corporate Groups

What: Groups of 8 - 15

When: Please contact volunteer@placerfoodbank.org to reserve a date

Training: We begin every corporate volunteer session with a ten-minute orientation

*Groups less than 15, may be combined with others


What: Any individual interested in volunteering – 18 years old and older

When: Please contact volunteer@placerfoodbank.org to reserve a date and fill out an application

Qualifications: At this time in Placer Food Bank’s COVID-19 response we are welcoming all volunteers, 12 years and older, to help at our various opportunities.

  • All volunteers under 18 years old will need a signed parent consent form.
  • Volunteers under 14 years old will need a parent/guardian present to volunteer
  • Physical ability: lift up to 50lbs

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Volunteer Application to download the application. Fill it out and email to volunteer@placerfoodbank.org

Parental Release

Volunteer Non-Discrimination/Non-Harassment Policy

Media Policy:• If a volunteer group representing their company or organization is planning to invite the media to cover their volunteering in the PFB warehouse and/or at drive-through distributions, this request must be provided in advance to the Volunteer Coordinator, Director of Operations and Director of Development for review and approval. While this request rarely comes up, we want to ensure that when it does, that we have a clear understanding of the intention of the volunteer group and their organization for wanting media coverage for their volunteer activity.