Our work here at Utah Food Bank would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of volunteers each year — those who sort food in our warehouse, load neighbors’ cars at Mobile Pantries, stock shelves at traditional pantries, and countless other essential tasks. In fact, during the year before COVID-19, we benefited from 119,751 volunteer hours!
The pandemic required us to drastically cut volunteer hours and opportunities, making this past year incredibly difficult. Staff had to work for 3 months with no volunteers at all. We had to stop sort projects and any non-essential projects to save time and employee energy.
Our staff’s dedication, hard work, and positivity during that challenging time were astounding, and we are so proud of them all. But it was also a vivid reminder to all of us just how much we rely on our community to help us in the fight against hunger. We are profoundly grateful for everyone who worked tirelessly to ensure we could continue Fighting Hunger Statewide and are incredibly excited to be officially open to full volunteer capacity again!
From sorting food to delivering food boxes to helping with special projects like the Summer Feeding Program and the Bean Soup project, there is plenty to do around here. As we work towards ramping back up, we have several volunteer opportunities available and a lot of open shifts in need of volunteers.
All volunteers must schedule in advance.
Monday Family Shifts are BACK!! 4:30-5:30pm, 5:30-6:30pm, 6:30-7:30pm for up to 15 volunteers per group
Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00-1:30pm, 1:30-3:00pm, 3:00-4:30pm, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am-11:30am, 12:00pm-1:30pm, 1:30-3:00pm, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Saturday: 8:00-10:00am, 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00-1:00pm (Family Shift)
To help us prepare for volunteers and maximize the quality of the experience, all volunteers must schedule in advance. We do not accept walk-in volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age, except for children signed up for family volunteer shifts. We are brimming with gratitude for all our volunteers — past and present — who fuel the fight against hunger in Utah.
You can find out about all our volunteer opportunities and sign up here. We can’t wait to see you!