Volunteer


Think You’re Worth a Million? We Do!

Volunteers are a key part of operations at the Food Bank. In FY 2016, volunteers contributed over 44K hours, and saved the Food Bank more than $1M in operating costs. We absolutely could not do it all without our volunteers!  We love to see new faces at the Food Bank – and have a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, and groups.

Click here to register to volunteer.

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The flagship volunteer program at the Food Bank, offering day, evening and weekend shifts. We sort, inspect, weigh, package and label food for distribution to our 450 Partner Agencies.

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Opportunities include packing for our Backpack Program, distributing at Free Family Farmers Markets, coordinating School Pantries and working on our Mobile Eatery food truck as part of our Extended School Holiday Feeding Program.

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Garden and Growtainers
Green thumbs are needed for planting, maintaining and harvesting the Food Bank’s onsite garden and hydroponic Growtainers. Opportunities are also available at the Jewish Federation of Tulsa Garden which donates 100% of its bounty to the Food Bank.

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Special Events
The Food Bank hosts a number of events each year. From Empty Bowls to open houses, we are always in need of committee members, beverage servers, greeters, and general event support.

 

Administrative
Join a department team. Help is needed with bulk mailings, data entry, clerical needs, and other special projects for the various departments of the Food Bank.

Culinary Center
From catering preparation to assistance on our Mobile Eateries, the Food Bank chefs and kitchen staff need volunteers year round for various projects and feeding programs. *Must have a food handlers license. 

Agency Dock
The Food Bank’s agency dock is in need of assistance with loading groceries for our partner programs that come to shop each week, Monday through Thursday. *Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Summer Feeding Program
Each summer, during June and July, volunteers are needed at our Summer Cafés, a collaboration between the Food Bank and Tulsa Public Schools locations.

Partner Agency Monitoring
Serve as a liaison between the Food Bank and one of its Partner Programs. After training, serve as a food safety advocate.

Facility Maintenance
From paint touch-ups and changing light bulbs to grounds and janitorial services, the Food Bank can use extra sets of hands keeping its 78,000 sq. ft. building running smoothly.

Technical Services
These opportunities could include anything from IT needs to refrigeration services and all things technical in between.

McAlester Branch
The Food Bank’s smaller McAlester branch opened in 2012, serving our lower 8 counties. Volunteer opportunities are available as needs arise.

Junior Ambassadors
The Junior Ambassadors are a group of 9th through 12th grade students who are actively involved in the fight against hunger. The Junior Ambassadors host food and fund drives, create awareness of hunger issues impacting our area through special events and serve as community liaisons of the Food Bank. Please click here for the application.

Don’t see anything that fits you? If you have a unique skill set or background that you feel may benefit the Food Bank or if you have questions about existing opportunities, please contact volunteers@okfoodbank.org or call 918.936.4556.

Most volunteer hours may now be scheduled online. Please click here to learn which opportunities and times are available for individuals or groups.