Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Foodbank! Together, we are helping to improve the lives of our community members facing hunger, but we can’t do it alone. Join us in the fight against hunger today!

Volunteer Registration

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First-Time Individual Volunteers

Individuals, 5 people or less, can create an account by completing the appropriate application below.

Please note, if you are volunteering as part of a group, please include your group name, date and time in the additional notes section of your application.

Once your account has been created, log in to the Volunteer Information Center to schedule a volunteer shift.

Schedule Your Next Visit

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First Time Bringing a Group

Please complete the group request form below for 5+ people. 

If you have completed a group application and have volunteered in the past, please contact the appropriate volunteer coordinator to schedule your next visit.

Groups interested in volunteering in Akron: Karen Sheppard at ksheppard@acrfb.org or 330.777.2320.

Groups interested in volunteering in Canton: Tasha Ledrich at tledrich@acrfb.org or 330.777.1065.

Corporate groups interested in volunteering in Canton and Akron: Samantha Shallenberger at sshallenberger@acrfb.org or 330.777.1061.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You must be at least 10 years old to volunteer. Youth volunteers age 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or group chaperone.
  • To promote a safe experience, space is limited for all volunteer opportunities.
  • To ensure a space is open, it is important for all volunteers to sign up for a time slot prior to arrival.
  • Open-toed shoes and jewelry are not permitted in our warehouse when handling food.

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Food pantry volunteers needed at Main Campus in Akron

Volunteers in the pantry sign in guests, pack orders, restock items and help with guest registration/intake.

Volunteers Needed:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Pantry & Registration Volunteers: 8:15am-11am, 10:45am-1:15pm; Pantry Restock: 2pm-4pm  

Registration/intake volunteers should be comfortable using technology. Guest assistance and order packing volunteers should be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Restock volunteers place items in freezers, coolers and on pantry shelves and should also be able to lift 20-40 pounds.
 

Food pantry volunteers needed at Stark County Campus

Volunteers in the pantry sign in guests, pack orders, restock items and help with guest registration/intake.

Volunteers Needed:
Monday: 9am-11am, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-11am, 11am-1:30pm, 1:30pm-4pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-3:30pm
Friday: 9am-12pm
Second Saturday of each month: 8:30am-11:30am

Registration/intake volunteers should be comfortable using technology. Guest assistance and order packing volunteers should be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Restock volunteers place items in freezers, coolers and on pantry shelves and should also be able to lift 20-40 pounds.

Volunteer drivers & route partners needed in Canton

We are seeking volunteer drivers and route partners to support our food rescue program, Community Harvest. Volunteers work in pairs to pick up food donations on weekday mornings from restaurants and grocery stores in Stark County and deliver them to hunger-relief partners. 

Volunteer drivers operate a refrigerated Foodbank box truck (no CDL required). Volunteers pick up and distribute an average of 500-1,200 pounds of food in containers weighing 10-40 pounds each. The route begins at the Stark County Campus in Canton and lasts 4-6 hours. We are seeking volunteers willing to make a 6-month commitment, volunteering 2-4 times per month. If you are interested, please contact Tasha Ledrich at 330.777.1065 or tledrich@acrfb.org.

Home delivery program volunteer drivers needed

We are seeking volunteer drivers to support our home delivery program. Volunteers will deliver food to individuals' homes twice per month using their own vehicle. Volunteers will need to have a smartphone with internet access. Drivers can sign up for individual shifts or for a consistent and regular route.

Currently, the program is offered in Stark, Medina, Portage and Summit counties. If you are interested, please contact Karen Sheppard at ksheppard@acrfb.org or 330.777.2320.

Learn More About Volunteering

What volunteer opportunities are available?

Warehouse Opportunities
Volunteers have a hands-on experience sorting, inspecting, relabeling or repackaging donated food.

Office Opportunities
Volunteers assist with filing, computer data entry, mailings and other essential administrative duties.

Special Events
Volunteers assist with events, activities, campaigns and food drives throughout the year.

Skilled Volunteers
Do you have a special skill or interest that you would like to utilize? Fill out the Areas of Experience section of your volunteer profile or add details to your Notes section. We will contact you for roles that align with your skillset.

Food Pantry & Resource Center
Volunteers in the pantry sign in guests, pack orders and restock items. Registration/intake volunteers should be comfortable using technology. Guest assistance and order packing volunteers should be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Restock volunteers place items in freezers, coolers and on pantry shelves and should also be able to lift 20-40 pounds.

Volunteer Drivers
Our food rescue program picks up food donations from restaurants, grocery stores, retail partners, etc. and delivers them directly to hunger-relief programs. Volunteers drive our refrigerated mini-van or box truck, no CDL required. We are seeking volunteers willing to make a 6-month commitment and are comfortable lifting and carrying 10-40 pounds. To learn more, please contact Tasha Ledrich at 330.777.1065 or tledrich@acrfb.org.

When can I volunteer?

Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday and are 2-3 hours long.

Both Campuses

  • For individuals: 8:30am-3:30pm; break for cleaning 11:30am-12:30pm
  • For groups: 9am-11:30am; 1pm-3:30pm

Akron Only

  • Second and fourth Wednesday evenings: 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Select Saturdays: 8:30am-11am 

Where can I volunteer?

Volunteer opportunities exist at both of our campuses. Please note, hours and opportunities vary by location.

MAIN CAMPUS
350 Opportunity Parkway
Akron, OH 44307-2234

STARK COUNTY CAMPUS
1365 Cherry Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44714-2528