Greetings Future Volunteer:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. We depend heavily on individuals and groups to help us in our fight against hunger. The time that you donate at the food bank will go a long way towards helping the men, women, and children of the Big Bend get the food they desperately need.
We are almost always in need of volunteers and anytime that you can spare is time that we can use. Whether it’s just for an hour a week or a few days a week, you can make a huge contribution to our mission to feed the hungry in the Big Bend Community. The work you will do at ASHBB can range from sorting donated food, to filling grocery bags for our Brown Bags for Seniors Program, to planning and promoting our special events, to helping with administrative tasks in the front office. No matter your interests and skills, we will have challenging work that will help make a real difference in your community.
Please begin by checking out our upcoming special events. We often need individual and/or group volunteers to pick produce donated by local farmers, staff a booth to raise awareness, or help load our truck at a big food drive event. These events are fun, different, and frequently outside of normal business hours – making them easy to fit into your schedule. To learn about and sign up for our upcoming opportunities, please use the form below:
GROUP SIGN UP
Do you have an office, student organization, or other group that could use some team building or wants to give back? We would love your help with any number of big projects in our warehouse and beyond. If your group can’t make one of our upcoming special events, please use our group sign-up sheet to schedule a session of fighting hunger and feeding hope!
If you are an individual or family interested in getting involved, we look forward to meeting you! Please review our brief volunteer orientation video above and then use the form below to schedule an in-person volunteer orientation so we can get started!
Our volunteers do it all, and any help we can get puts more food on the tables of hungry families right here in the Big Bend area. If you or anybody you know can help with the following needs, please contact 850-562-3033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible!
*Volunteer Drivers – especially with larger vehicles (even semis!) and flexible schedules
*Polar Bears – we badly need a few brave volunteers to help us sort frozen meat in our cooler (not the freezer) at least semi-regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Donations must be separated into poultry, beef, and pork before they are distributed.
*Volunteer Mechanics – keeping our trucks maintained and on the road is one of our largest expenses.