Volunteer

March 23, 2020 - Foodbank temporarily suspends all volunteer activities

Due to our ongoing commitment to the safety of our staff and volunteers and until further notice, we are suspending volunteer activities at our facility beginning at 8am on March 24, 2020. The Foodbank will only be open to staff members, members of the National Guard and network partners picking up their food orders.

In order to remain open during this critical time, the Foodbank must reduce exposure for all and prioritize physical distancing in order to focus on its core work. We want to ensure the public that, under all circumstances, the Foodbank will remain open for the distribution of food to our network partners, and when this crisis is over, our reliance on volunteers will continue.

Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times!

View a list of sites for additional volunteer opportunities within our network.

    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.