Volunteer

Volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is one of the best volunteer opportunities in LA. By donating a few hours of your time, you’ll help us provide food for the 1.4 million people in Los Angeles who face food insecurity. Volunteers help us by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need.

Volunteer

Thank you for considering a volunteer opportunity at
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank!

Participate in the best volunteer
opportunity in Los Angeles

Volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is one of the best volunteer opportunities in LA. By donating a few hours of your time, you’ll help us provide food for the 2 million people in Los Angeles County who face food insecurity.

Volunteers help us by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need.

Groups and individuals can easily register through this website. There are many ways for groups and individuals to get involved, and the details are below. Thank you for giving back to your community.

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Individual

Individuals can have a big impact on the fight against hunger in Los Angeles County.

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Top Volunteers

See some of the most active volunteers that have recently supported the Food Bank.

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Make a long-term impact in your community by helping distribute food at a partner agency site.

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Ambassadors

Gain leadership and nonprofit administrative experience.

Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of everyone who attends our volunteer events is our top priority. Please know that we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we are taking necessary precautions.

In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, has also committed to: 
  • Implementing social distancing measures. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event.   
  • Providing hand sanitizer pumps. 
  • Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces. 
  • Providing gloves and masks to all volunteers. (Attached you will find a ‘how to safely remove gloves’ guide)
We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and stay 6 feet apart. Attached you will also find the ‘What You Need to Know’ about the COVID-19 from the County of Los Angles Public Health.
 
We look forward to seeing you! 

Public Health Tips To Protect Yourself

PUBLIC HEALTH CONTINUES TO RECOMMEND THAT THE PUBLIC DO THE FOLLOWING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND OTHERS FROM RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and those directly caring for people who are sick and by people who are sick (source control).
  • Get a flu immunization if you have not done so this season.

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

Volunteer Requirements

PLEASE NOTE:  WE CANNOT ACCEPT COURT-REFERRED VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME

  • Minimum age requirement is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)
  • All volunteers are asked to complete a liability release prior to participating in programs at the Food Bank. Minors must have the release signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • No walk-ins allowed. All volunteers must register online.
  • Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • You may contact our Volunteer Director, Ana Martinez, to learn more about becoming a Food Bank volunteer.

Questions?

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