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Volunteer

Join other awesome people like you who contributed more than 27,000 hours last year, making it possible for us to distribute more than 25 million pounds of food.

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

View Current Volunteer Opportunities

You may have specialized skills that draw upon your professional experience or interests. Let us know if there are ways you might share your expertise and know-how with the Food Bank.

View Specialized Volunteer Opportunities

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

Groups

  • We can host work, church, or school groups up to 20 people, in our Verona headquarters.  Group sizes in other 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.
  • Groups require special scheduling, so contact Jennifer Clark Robertson to begin.

Kids and Youth

To ensure the safety of volunteers in an active warehouse setting, we have certain age limits in all onsite locations. Our youngest volunteers are 12, onsite.

  • Verona: In the Food Recovery area, youth ages 12-15 years old may volunteer when accompanied by a parent or guardian, and age 16+ without an adult. Only those age 18+ may volunteer in the Warehouse.
  • Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester: Youth ages 12-17 years old may volunteer when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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.

Other Volunteer Needs

If you’ve reviewed our current opportunities (above) and you don’t see where you fit in, research the food pantries closest to you. You can use our Pantry Locator to find them. Call or email and see what their needs might be! They can often use the help, and we couldn’t do our work without our partners.