Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank!

1 in 7 individuals in our area is food insecure. Here at the Foodbank, we are helping to improve the lives of those in our community facing hunger, but we can’t do it alone. Join us in the fight against hunger today!


Volunteer Opportunities

Our normal volunteer hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm. A typical volunteer shift lasts two hours.

Please note, you must be at least 10 years old to volunteer. Youth volunteers age 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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.

Nights & Weekends

Warehouse volunteer opportunities are available on Saturday mornings, 8:30am-11:30am (except holiday weekends) and on the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

 

Neighborhood Distributions

Volunteers have a hands-on experience loading and unloading groceries and assisting clients at monthly onsite food distributions.

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 fit your skillset.


Volunteer Registration

We've created a simple two-step process that will help you register to volunteer, and find the volunteer opportunity that best fits your schedule.

First Time Volunteers

Individuals can create an account by completing the appropriate application below.

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS

Once your account has been created, log in to our Volunteer Information Center to self-schedule your volunteer opportunity at the Foodbank.

Please note, if you are volunteering as part of a group, you will find them listed on the calendar once you sign in below.

SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT VISIT

FIRST TIME bringing A GROUP

Please complete the group request form below. A Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to confirm your group’s volunteer activity.

RETURNING GROUPS

If you have already completed a group application and volunteered in the past, please contact the appropriate Volunteer Coordinator listed below.

Corporate Groups: Please contact Samantha Shallenberger at sshallenberger@acrfb.org or 330.777.1061.

Organizations, churches and school groups: Please contact Tasha Ledrich at tledrich@acrfb.org or 330.777.1065.


SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY.

Please note that open-toed shoes and jewelry are not permitted in our warehouse when handling food. Thank you for your cooperation!

Questions about volunteering? Please contact our volunteer department at 330.535.6900.