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In 2018, volunteers contributed more than 314,000 hours of service, almost doubling the size of our staff.

Volunteer with us

We need people like you. People who know that while we all come from diverse backgrounds, we’re all one community. We offer individual and group volunteer opportunities for individuals 14 years or older. Check out our volunteer requirements.

We now have online registration! Please scroll down for our calendar of opportunities. All volunteers must register in advance. 

View Your Volunteer Info: If you’ve registered as a volunteer using our new online system, you can now view your personal information page to see all of your upcoming and past shifts.  Please note that this information is only for individuals — group information is not currently available.

Help fight hunger

Sort food in our warehouses or distribute food in the community

Perfect for individuals or groups that can come in once a week or once a year.

Help sort food at our Cypress Center warehouse in San Jose or our Bing Center warehouse in San Carlos. [There are no food sorting opportunities at our Curtner Center warehouse in San Jose.]

Distribute food at a site near you. Our community food distribution programs provide groceries and fresh produce at hundreds of sites.

Check out our calendar and sign up to sort food at our warehouse or distribute food in the community by clicking on the opportunity. Everyone who volunteers must sign up in advance.

Got questions?

*if you’re reading this page on a mobile device, our calendar is best viewed in horizontal/landscape mode

Other volunteer opportunities

Interested in sharing your unique skills? Or do you need to fulfill court-ordered community service hours?

Learn more

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Here’s what you need to know about volunteering with us.

See volunteer requirements

Watch and learn

Learn about our volunteer opportunities and basic volunteer guidelines.