Volunteer Opportunities

Placer Food Bank is 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. Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Shoenberger, at: volunteer@placerfoodbank.org or call
916-783-0481 ext.102. Current volunteer opportunities:

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: 9:00 am - 11:00 am or 10:00 am - noon, (you choose)

Physical Ability: Able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Training: We begin volunteer sessions with a ten minute orientation.

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: Able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Training: Full training is provided.

Warehouse Assistants

What: We are seeking students to volunteer over the summer. Get a head start on your community service hours and pad your college/job applications.

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

Qualifications: Must be 16+ years of age.

Physical Ability: Able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Training: Full training is provided.

CalFresh Client Survey/Client Story Volunteer

What: Our CalFresh team is currently seeking a Client Survey/Client Story volunteer. Task includes contacting previously assisted clients to inquire about our customer service efforts and how CalFresh has impacted their families.

When: Able to volunteer about 8 hours a week.


  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Publisher.
  • Take client pictures using iPhone or Android (as needed).
  • Confidentiality of client information.
  • Current California Driver’s License.