Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Urgent Volunteer Opportunities

Sign Up for a Foodbank Field Trip
  • Tour our warehouse to learn about how we make a difference in our community
  • Schedule a day and time for Foodbank to give a presentation at YOUR OFFICE
  • Sign up here:

Events Coming Up
  • Sol Food Festival (Santa Barbara) Sept 27th - we need volunteers to man our booth and educate the community about what we do, take notes during our hunger insecurity discussion forums, and be a personal assistant/liaison for Foodbank staff - sign up here:

  • Table of Life: A Fundraiser for the Foodbank (Carpinteria) Oct 4th and 5th - we need volunteers to set up on Oct 4th and volunteers to help serve food during the event and clean up on Oct 5th - sign up here: - I don't have all of the details of the shifts and responsibilities yet, but if you sign up I will update you as soon as I know more

  • Harvest Fest (Solvang) Oct 11th  - we need volunteers to collect food donations, help with the silent auction, and secure in-kind donations from local wineries - two jobs are for the day of the event, one job starts Oct 1st, and the other job starts at the end of Oct - sign up here:

  • Foodbank Partner Summit (Santa Barbara) Oct 21 - we need volunteers to set up the audio/visual equipment for the event, set up/take down everything else for the event, and take notes during the event - sign up here:

Organize a Grocery Store Food and Funds Drive

Collect food and money donations at local grocery stores. This can be done any day/any time as long as the volunteers are able to get the food back to the warehouse before 3:00pm Monday – Friday or can store the food in your vehicle/garage until the next business day.  

Santa Barbara Elite Cheer team collected 200 pounds of food and $400 in 3 hours! This provided 3,450 meals!

Warehouse Volunteers

Warehouse Project/Volunteer Manager

  • Work with our warehouse manager to determine the volunteer needs of the warehouse
  • Develop a plan to sort food
  • Train and oversee warehouse volunteers
  • Weekdays - flexible schedule
  • Sign-up here:
    Volunteer Shopper:
      • Package food for our non-profit partners to pick up
      • 8:00am - 12:30pm one day per week (Monday - Friday)
      • Must be able to lift 30 pounds, bend, and stand for 4 hours
      • Long-term volunteers needed

    Brown Bag Assembly:
      • 8:00-10:00am on the 2nd and 4th weeks of every month
      • Package food for Brown Bag Program
      • Must be able to stand for 2 hours, bend
      • Long-term volunteers needed

      Pick up Bread at Local Stores for the Foodbank

      • 8:00 - 11:00a.m one day per week (Monday - Friday) and deliver it to the Foodbank using your own vehicle.
      • This is a long-term position

      Deliver Food to those in Need

      • 12:00-2:00pm one day per month (1st Wed/Mo)
      • This is a long-term position

      Volunteer Coordinator Assistants
      • Recruit volunteers and place them in positions 
      • Give tours of our warehouse
      • Update our database
      • Visit program sites

      Harvest Produce (Back Yard Bounty Program)

      • Harvest produce at local farmer's fields or in neighborhood back yards