Volunteers

You will make a difference in our community by serving as a Food Bank volunteer.  Working professionals, retirees, stay-at-home parents, school-age children, teens, college students, club members and members of the U.S. military - we need you! Your gift of time and talent will make our community a healtheir place to live.

Volunteers give in a variety of ways. Some choose to work on-site at the Food Bank. Others opt to work as a team member in a community-based location.

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

Off-site (best suited for groups):

  • Food Drives/Fund Raisers: planning and assisting with new and on-going food drives and fundraisers.
  • PowerPak Preparation: breaking down bulk quantities of food to assemble PowerPaks, bags of child-friendly food to be sent home with hungry area schoolchildren.

Individuals wanting to organize a group of co-workers are encouraged to inquire at their workplace about company team building volunteer program. If none are in place, be the first to coordinate a team interested in making a difference in their community.

On-Site:

  • Food Recovery: evaluating donated products to determine what is safe for distribution and what needs to be discarded. Includes sorting, boxing, and distributing food to member agencies and their clients.
  • Warehouse Support: preparing orders for agencies; receiving incoming donations; numerous other activities.
  • Office Support: assisting with periodic mailings, filing, and grant writing.
  • PowerPak Preparation: breaking down bulk quantities of food to assemble PowerPaks, bags of child-friendly food to be sent home with hungry area schoolchildren.

Training is provided as needed. On-site volunteer hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Individuals are welcome any time during the hours stated above. Groups are asked to schedule with Wendell Griffin, (940) 766-2322.

Qualifications for a Food Bank Volunteer: 

  •  A willingness to work.
  • The ability to abide by the safety rules of a working warehouse, including wearing warehouse-appropriate clothing: closed-toed shoes, long pants/jeans or walking shorts, no tank tops.
  • Volunteers under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Families are welcome and encouraged to work together

Volunteer Worker Agreement:

  1. As a volunteer worker on the premises of the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank and assisting the Food Bank sort its food products or perform other volunteer services, I understand that I am not eligible for benefits under workers compensation insurance in the event of bodily injury to myself.
  2. I understand that as a Wichita Falls Area Food Bank volunteer I will not be paid or compensated for my services.
  3. I have entered the premises of the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank of my own free will. I will assume responsibility and will hold harmless the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank for any injury that I might sustain while on said premises.
  4. It is also my understanding that the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank agrees to hold me harmless for any accidental bodily injury or property damage done by me while on said premises.
  5. The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank has my permission to use my picture working for the Food Bank for any Food Bank promotions.
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