Think You're Worth a Million? We Do!

Volunteers are a key part of operations at the Food Bank. In FY 2018, volunteers contributed over 68K hours, and saved the Food Bank more than $1.5 million 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Product Recovery Room - 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 465 Partner Agencies.

Food for Kids Programs - 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.

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.

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.

Click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Individuals

Please use the schedule on the right to pick your date and time to volunteer.  Each individual must register separately, but minors can be added to their guardian’s account.

Groups

  1. Check the calendar below to find a date and time with enough slots needed for your group.
  2. Once you have found a date, click HERE to submit a request. Group requests will be honored in the order received.

Due to capacity limits and safety issues, please note:

We require all volunteers to schedule their session.

Safety stipulates that volunteers are at least 11 years old.
Volunteers under the age of 16 need an adult to accompany them.

If you need additional assistance feel free to contact Teressia Kehr at tkehr@okfoodbank.org or 918-936-4512.

Volunteers who are completing court appointed community service hours must make an appointment with the Manager of Volunteer Services or Volunteer Coordinator; bring court documents, a photo ID, fill out this form and bring it before your first volunteer session. You may sign up for your volunteer hours, but they will not be approved if we do not have your paperwork on file. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Teressia at tkehr@okfoodbank.org or 918-936-4512, with any further questions.

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