Make a Difference
Get Involved: Donate Your Time
Volunteer opportunities at Tarrant Area Food Bank are listed below.
View availability and register to volunteer here.
- Garden on the Go volunteers will fill individual bags with 10-15 fresh produce items. Each bag will end up weighing 15-20 pounds depending on the assortment of items. Every volunteer will be given 1-2 items to pack and each bag will have an identical number of fruits and vegetables. The bags are then distributed to food desert areas where access to a grocery store is limited. Packing days are usually a day before the distribution, so items will stay fresh in time to go home to the families.
- Share your talent in the kitchen and passion for healthy food by volunteering as a culinary instructor, nutrition instructor, course assistant, course manager or photographer for Cooking Matters®, a program of Share Our Strength. Attend an upcoming Cooking Matters® Orientation for Volunteers to learn more.
- 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. Children as young as 8 years old and 48 inches tall may volunteer with adult accompaniment.
- BackPacks for Kids: Pack nonperishable, kid-friendly food for school-aged children at risk of hunger on the weekends. Groups and families with children as young as 8 years old and 48 inches tall may volunteer with adult accompaniment.
- Community Gardens: Assist with TAFB's Learning Garden maintenance and upkeep or offer your expertise as a garden educator.
- Community Kitchen Production: Assist the production team in assembling prepared meals for distribution to Partner Agencies and their clients. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
- Birthday-in-a-Bag: Youth are invited to assemble birthday party items for children who participate in our Food for Kids programs. Volunteers provide items including cake mix, icing, party decorations, toys, etc. Assembly may be performed at home or at TAFB.
- Canned Food Drives: Work with businesses and organizations to organize food drives or work with existing food drive groups, or start your own canned food drive.
- Nutrition Services: Cooking Matters® orientation for Volunteers, upcoming dates.
Volunteer as a culinary instructor, nutrition instructor, course assistant, course manager, tour leader or photographer for Cooking Matters®, a program of Share Our Strength.
- Farmers Market Nutrition Program: Help register mothers and their young children to receive fresh, locally grown produce directly from farmers. Available weekdays June through September. Training required for FMNP volunteers.
- Summer Food Service Program:
Volunteers lead enrichment activities with child participants at summer feeding sites. Children as young as 8 years old may volunteer with adult accompaniment. Available weekdays during June - August. Training required for SFSP volunteers.
- School Pantry:
Help unload and distribute food directly to families in need
at Meals for Minds, a Target-sponsored school pantry
program that occurs monthly on the Northside of Fort Worth. Volunteers needed the 3rd Tuesday afternoon each month during the school year. Background check required.
- Administrative Assistance: Help with record-keeping, list management, writing thank-you notes, data entry and other computer-based projects, preparing mailings, telephoning and reception desk duties.