Volunteering at the Food Bank
Volunteers are vital to the work of the Food Bank. If you would like additional information on our volunteer programs, contact our Volunteer and Special Events Manager, Kelly Seigh, at (401) 230-1679 or via email.
Data Collection Volunteers Needed for Hunger Study
The Food Bank is seeking a dedicated group of data collection volunteers to work as client interviewers for the Feeding America 2014 Hunger in America Study. This hunger study is the only one of its kind and is referenced widely by advocates of hunger relief to argue for resources to improve the lives of millions of people.
Interviews will be conducted at various Food Bank member agencies throughout the state. Volunteers should be interested in and capable of interacting with populations of diverse personality, culture, language, and more. The study will be conducted between mid-April and August. In order to participate you will need to attend a mandatory 6 hour training session on Saturday, April 6, from 9:00am-3:30pm. If you are not available on this day, but are still interested in the opportunity, please let us know and we will contact you if another training date is planned.
For a complete volunteer job description, click here. To request an application and to receive additional information about serving as a Hunger Study volunteer, please contact Mev Miller at email@example.com. For all other volunteer opportunities contact Kelly Seigh.
Volunteers inspect, sort and pack donated food in our production warehouse.
Individuals: Volunteer slots for individuals coming on a recurring basis are currently filled. If you would like to join our group of frequent volunteers, please contact Kelly Seigh to be added to our waiting list for future openings.
Groups: If you are a member of a corporate, religious or civic group and would like to bring your group to volunteer, we have openings for groups of up to 20 volunteers. Please contact Kelly Seigh for scheduling.
Students: If you are a high school or college student in need of community service hours, contact Kelly Seigh for a schedule of available openings.
Court-Ordered Community Service: We are no longer accepting court-ordered community service applicants. Please contact Serve RI for a list of court-ordered opportunities.
*All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and wear closed-toe shoes.
Volunteers help several Food Bank departments with data entry, filing, mailings and phone calls. Our office slots are currently full. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for future opportunities, or if you are available on short notice, contact Kelly Seigh.
Volunteering at a Food Bank Member Agency
The Food Bank's network of 250 member agency programs relies on volunteers to help our neighbors in need. See below for member agencies currently recruiting volunteers. If you would like to contact an agency near you to donate your time, click here for a list of our member agencies by zip code.