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!
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.
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.
Corporate groups: Samantha Shallenberger at email@example.com or 330.777.1061.
Organizations, faith-based groups and schools: Tasha Ledrich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.777.1065.
- 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 Stark County Campus
Volunteers in the pantry sign in guests, pack orders, restock items and help with guest registration/intake.
Monday: 9am-11am, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-11am, 11am-1:30pm, 1:30pm-4pm
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 email@example.com.
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 Tasha Ledrich at 330.777.1065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn More About Volunteering
What volunteer opportunities are available?
Volunteers have a hands-on experience sorting, inspecting, relabeling or repackaging donated food.
Volunteers assist with filing, computer data entry, mailings and other essential administrative duties.
Volunteers have a hands-on experience loading groceries into cars and assisting families as-needed at this monthly drive-thru food distribution. This opportunity takes place outdoors rain or shine.
Volunteers assist with events, activities, campaigns and food drives throughout the year.
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.
Keith D. Monda Family 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.
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 our food sourcing team at email@example.com or call 330.535.6900.
When can I volunteer?
Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday and are 2-3 hours long.
- For individuals: 8:30am-3:30pm; break for cleaning 11:30am-12:30pm
- For groups: 9am-11:30am; 1pm-3:30pm
- Second and fourth Wednesday evenings: 4:30pm-6:30pm
- First and third Saturdays (except holiday weekends): 8:30am-11am
- Neighborhood Distributions are held the first Thursday of each month: 12:40pm-3:10pm
Where can I volunteer?
Volunteer opportunities exist at both of our campuses. Please note, hours and opportunities vary by location.
350 Opportunity Parkway
Akron, OH 44307-2234
STARK COUNTY CAMPUS
1365 Cherry Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44714-2528