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 350 Partner Agencies.
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.
Food For Kids Programs
Opportunities include packing for our Backpack Program, distributing at Free Family Farmers Markets, helping with School Pantries and working on our Mobile Eatery food trucks.
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.
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.
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 which are available free for volunteers through the Tulsa City-County Health Department.
Free Family Farmers' Markets
Enjoy the opportunity to work outside, organize, and assist families at CAP early learning center sites, as they receive nutritious, fresh produce.
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
During the summer months, volunteers can help by assisting in meal prep at the Food Bank, and/or helping distribute food at our summer feeding sites.
Partner Agency Monitoring
Visit Food Bank Partner Agencies to maintain current information and verify food safety, record keeping, and distribution requirements are fulfilled.
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.
These opportunities could include anything from IT needs to refrigeration services and all things technical in between.
The Food Bank’s smaller McAlester branch opened in 2012, serving our southern 8 counties. Volunteer opportunities are available as needs arise.
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.
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 Teressia Kehr or call 918.936.4512.
Most volunteer hours may now be scheduled online. Please click here to learn which opportunities and times are available for individuals or groups.