Is there an age requirement for volunteering?
We are a ‘kid-friendly’ organization and volunteers as young as 10 can sort and repackage donated grocery items as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult. Individuals under 16 must have an adult accompanying them.
How do I get started?
To get started volunteering, click here.
We welcome volunteers who need community service hours for school and organization requirements.
Do you accept Court Referred Volunteers?
The Food Bank no longer accepts volunteers needing to fulfill court mandated community service hours.
Can I just show up?
No. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance. This helps us know how many volunteers to expect so we can plan accordingly.
What’s the appropriate attire?
Volunteers are encouraged to dress in casual, comfortable clothing. No open-toed shoes are allowed.
What should I do in inclement weather?
The Food Bank follows the closing schedule of the Tulsa Public Schools for the 1st and 2nd day of inclement weather. Please check the Food Bank website for updates. All volunteers scheduled for that day will also receive an email with details regarding their shift. If in doubt, call the main Food Bank number at 918-585-2800 and listen to the recorded message.
Where do I go when I arrive?
During our regular business hours you may enter the Food Bank through the main double door entry. Please check in with the receptionist and a staff member will come to greet you and escort you to the volunteer area.
If volunteering for an evening or Saturday volunteer shift, you must enter through the single door north of the main entrance. It has a sign on the door that says “Night and Weekend Entrance”. If no one is at the door letting people in, please ring the buzzer located to the right of the door.
What if I have to cancel?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shift sizes are limited in order to maintain proper social distancing. If you are unable to volunteer, please cancel as soon as possible to allow another volunteer to fill your spot.
To cancel an individual reservation, your confirmation email from the online registration will have a link for you to click to cancel. You may also sign into your account and cancel.
If you must cancel your GROUP volunteer reservation, please email Teressia Kehr at email@example.com or call 918-936-4512. Group cancellations need to made at least 24 hours in advance.
Can someone come talk to my group about volunteer opportunities at the Food Bank?
ABSOLUTELY! If you would like a Food Bank representative to come to your business, civic group, club or organization, school or church, we would love to schedule a time to speak with your group!
Please contact Teressia Kehr, Manager of Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 936-4512.
Where are you located?
The Food Bank is at 1304 N. Kenosha Ave in Tulsa, six blocks from the intersection of Pine and North Peoria in the Lansing Business Park.