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Volunteer opportunities at Tarrant Area Food Bank include:
Featured Opportunities for Summer 2013
- Farmers Market Nutrition Program: Help register mothers and their young children to receive fresh, locally grown produce directly from farmers. Only available May through September.
- Hunger in America 2014: Serve as Data Collector as we work with research contractors and Feeding America to produce a comprehensive picture of charitable food assistance and hunger in the United States. Volunteers needed summer 2013.
- Quality Control: Inspect, sort and place food in storage boxes. Open to individuals and groups including corporate, school, service, civic, religious, professional and social groups. Youth must be 16 years or older or be accompanied by a parent or guardian to work in this area where heavy machinery is in use.
- Nutrition Services: Cooking Matters® orientation for Volunteers, 2013 dates.
Volunteer as a culinary instructor, nutrition instructor, course assistant, course manager or photographer for Cooking Matters®, a program of Share Our Strength, or as a nutrition instructor of classes about healthy eating habits for children, teens, families or senior adults.
- Community Gardens: Serve as a knowledgeable resource to community gardens, assist in the initial set-up and construction of gardens, or assist with garden site evaluation and with maintaining and updating the Food Bank's Community Garden website pages, Resource Guide and other information.
- Community Kitchen Production: Assist the production team in producing the maximum number of prepared meals provided to Partner Agencies and their clients.
- Dock/Warehouse: Help in receiving and sorting product, pulling product orders from Partner Agencies and delivering product at the dock.
- Office/Clerical/Data Input: Help with record-keeping, list management, writing thank-you notes, data entry and other computer-based projects, preparing mailings, telephoning and reception desk duties.
- Canned Food Drives: Work with businesses and organizations in their food drives or work with existing food drive groups to enhance drives, or start your own canned food drive.
- Special Fundraising Events: Serve on planning committees, prepare mailings, decorate, collect prizes, help with registration and set up for the event.
- Youth Group Special Projects: Youth younger than 16 can help with special tasks such as assembling boxes, sorting, stuffing or labeling--jobs that do not involve activity around heavy machinery. Youth can also assemble special bags of food, off site, such as "Birthday in a Bag," to distribute to hungry children. (Children must be 16 years or older or be accompanied by a parent or guardian to work in Quality Control.)
For more information and to schedule volunteer hours, please Contact Us.