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Join other awesome people like you who contributed more than 24,000 hours last year, making it possible for us to distribute more than 25 million pounds of food.  It’s easy, fun, and volunteerism makes it possible for us to get the work done.

Opportunities are available in the warehouses – sorting and packing food and other duties – as well as some offsite locations distributing food and helping at food drives. These jobs offer regular shifts that are scheduled in advance.

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Questions? Contact Jennifer Clark Robertson at volunteer@brafb.org or 540.213.8402

You may also have specialized skills that draw upon your professional experiences or interests.

For example, we need community advocates, teams leaders, office help, and photographers. Let us know if there are ways you might share your know-how with the Food Bank.

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Specialized Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Groups

We are happy to host groups of people coming together from work, church or school.  We can host groups up to 20, in our Verona headquarters.  Group sizes in other branch locations range from 5 to 10.  For youth groups ages 12-15 we require one adult chaperone per 3 children, and one adult present for every 6 youth, ages 16 and 17.

Getting organized requires some special scheduling. To explore the possibility of scheduling a group, contact Jennifer Clark Robertson.

Kids and Youth Volunteers

We know that many families want to volunteer together, and that school-aged children and young adults are also eager to help.  To ensure the safety of volunteers in an active warehouse setting, we have certain age limits at our four locations.

  • Verona: Children ages 12 to 15 years old may volunteer in the Food Recovery Area as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers age 16 and older may work without an accompanying adult in the Food Recovery Area (exceptions exist for youth/school groups – see under “Volunteer Groups”). Only adults 18 and older may volunteer in the warehouse.
  • Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester: Children ages 12 to 17 years old may volunteer as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers age 18 and older may work without an accompanying adult.

To engage younger children in the fight against hunger, visit our Talk About Hunger page for ideas, and keep an eye on our volunteer calendar for storefront food drive opportunities during September and the holidays.

Community Service

Have you been referred to us by the local or state court system for court ordered community service? Review our policy, complete an application, then contact Jennifer Clark-Robertson.