Volunteer

We are excited to offer the following Volunteer Opportunities!

  • Curbside Pick-Up 
  • Free Farmers Markets
  • Donation Sorting

We are committed to providing a safe volunteer experience for everyone and have implemented several changes during COVID-19 outlined in Volunteering During COVID. Returning volunteers who haven’t volunteered since March 2020, please review the new requirements for volunteering before signing up and bring a signed Volunteer Agreement During COVID to your first volunteer shift back with us.

New Volunteers – Are you new to volunteering at the Food Shelf? If you are, please fill out and bring a Volunteer Application During Covid-19 to your first volunteer shift.

Youth Volunteers – We are currently welcoming volunteers 16 years of age and older at all volunteer events, and youth ages 12-15 volunteering with an adult at Donation Sorting and Free Farmers Markets (not Curbside Pick-Up). 

Volunteer at our Curbside Pick-Up Food Distributions!

SIGN UP HERE! for Curbside Pick-Up Stocker, Greeter and Market volunteer opportunities. These positions are shift-based and you can sign up for multiple shifts to create your own schedule! All of the volunteer roles and schedule are outlined in the Curbside Volunteering document. 

If you are interested in the Scheduler, Food Rescue or Warehouse positions, please contact Deb, our volunteer coordinator at deb@whitebearfoodshelf.org. These roles are weekly and require a 6-month time commitment. 

Volunteer at a Free Farmers Market!

Volunteers will help with weekly Free Farmers Markets (FFM) held at various locations in June through September. We are looking for people to help with set-up, greeting neighbors, and filling neighbors’ orders during the markets. Please review the Free Farmers Markets Volunteer Agreement for position descriptions and requirements during COVID-19, and bring a signed copy to your first FFM shift. You can view the available volunteers slots and SIGN UP HERE!  

Help Us Sort Donations!

The Food Shelf receives food donations from food drives, local grocery stores, and supporters in our community. Help us sort and check these items for freshness on Mondays. See the available volunteer slots and SIGN UP HERE!

Due to the close proximity of volunteers in this shift, please sign up in pairs with a family member or someone in your “covid bubble.” 

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Deb, our volunteer coordinator at (651) 433-7286 or email deb@whitebearfoodshelf.org with any questions.

Court Ordered Community Service – Please be aware that all court-ordered community service volunteers must be approved before beginning volunteer hours. Please email deb@whitebearfoodshelf for prior approval. We are unable to serve as a host for those looking to complete community service hours for a:

  • Violent crime
  • Theft-related crime
  • Crime of a sexual nature
  • Crime whereby the conviction relates to the volunteer position
  • Felony-level offense

 

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