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Learn about the many volunteer opportunities at Tarrant Area Food Bank and register to volunteer today.

Featured Opportunities

  • Volunteer to water our Learning Garden and help ensure that the fruits and vegetables grown for those in need are able to thrive. We are looking for volunteers to water the garden two to three times a week in the morning or evening. The watering schedule is based on each volunteer’s availability. To learn more, contact Volunteer Services.

  • NOW SERVING: Volunteer to feed the way to healthier minds with Meals for Minds! Volunteers help families select nutritious foods in a farmers market-style setting at this Target-sponsored school pantry program. Meals for Minds is held monthly at a local elementary school and we welcome volunteers 16 years and older. Background check required for those over 18 years of age. Submit background check. PDF background check form also available (view PDF).

  • Share your talent in the kitchen and your passion for healthy food. Spice up your resume as a culinary instructor, nutrition instructor, course manager, course assistant, interpreter, or tour leader in TAFB’s Cooking Matters® course. To learn more, attend an upcoming Cooking Matters® Orientation. Background check required. Submit background check. PDF background check form also available (view PDF).

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Administrative Assistance: Got a knack for office/clerical work? You can help TAFB staff with record keeping, list management, writing thank-you notes, data entry, reception desk coverage, preparing mailings, and other projects.

  • Birthday-in-a-Bag: Can you imagine not having a birthday party as a child? Wouldn't it be fun to assemble birthday bags for children who also participate in Food for Kids programs? Volunteers provide items including cake mix, icing, party decorations, toys, etc. Assembly may be performed on site or off site.
  • Children's Feeding Programs: Groups and individuals are invited to sort and pack kid-friendly foods for distribution to children’s feeding programs. Volunteer make a difference by helping to ensure that children in our community receive quality foods and snacks (see age policy).
  • Community Gardens: Like getting your hands dirty? Like watching things grow? Come help prepare, plant, and harvest TAFB’s Learning Garden. You can also share your gardening know-how as an educator.
  • Community Kitchen Production: Do you enjoy being in the kitchen? Work alongside culinary school students to assemble prepared meals for distribution to hunger-relief partners. Must be 18 years or older.

  • Farmers Market Nutrition Program: Who doesn’t love a farmer’s market? You can be a personal shopper and help mothers with young children select fresh, locally grown produce. June through September. Some training required. Background check required. Submit background check. PDF background check form also available (view PDF).


  • Food Drives: Do you pride yourself on your planning and organizational skills? Why not help external groups organize food drives, or organize and conduct your own food drive!
  • Garden on the Go: How much produce can you buy for $5? Volunteers pack 20 lb. bags of fresh fruits and vegetables for next-day distribution in “food desert” areas of Tarrant County.

  • Quality Control: Want to be part of providing the more than 2 million meals that TAFB distributes each month in 13 counties? Help sort, inspect and pack food. Multiple 3-hour shifts, Monday through Saturday. Open to individuals and groups, ages 8 and older (see age policy).
  • Summer Meals Program: Do you enjoy spending time with children? You can lead games, read stories, or simply help little hands open a milk carton or unwrap a sandwich in this summer-camp style meal service program (see age policy). June through August. Some training required. Background check required. Submit background check. PDF background check form also available (view PDF).


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