Volunteer

Every hour you give gets us closer to a hunger-free, healthy North Texas.

How to Volunteer with NTFB:

Step 1:

Find your best fit by reviewing the different volunteer categories below.

Step 2:

Click on the link to check for available slots.

Step 3:

Register online and sign up for an experience.

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Disaster Relief Mobile Pantry

Join us rain or shine as we work outdoors to feed families in need. Volunteers assist with crowd control, greeting clients, bagging food and cleaning up. Shifts are usually 3 hours long and take place in various locations across North Texas.

Ages

Perfect for individuals who are 14 and over

Days

Monday - Friday

Times

Multiple times, see calendar

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Distribution Center

Millions of meals are distributed through our Partner Agencies and feeding programs thanks to our distribution center volunteers. Sort and pack at our facility in Plano. Due to COVID-19, we have made some changes to our policies and encourage you to read thoroughly. We appreciate your flexibility.

At this time we are not taking any group reservations.

Ages

Perfect for individuals who are 16 and over

Days

Friday - Saturday

Times

9:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:30 p.m

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Cards for Hope

Want to help the North Texas Food Bank spread hope and cheer to our neighbors in need? Get involved with our cards for hope program to send a card and a smile.

Ages

Perfect for individuals and groups of all ages

Days

Any Day

Times

Any Time

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Virtually Volunteer/Social Media Ambassadors

Virtually volunteer for the North Texas Food Bank! NTFB is looking for support through digital efforts, specifically via social media. You could help us connect with new supporters who are interested in supporting our work to fight hunger in North Texas!

Ages

Perfect for individuals and groups of all ages

Days

Any Day

Times

Any Time

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Nutrition Services

Join the fight against hunger by teaching a Cooking Matters class, distributing food assistance materials or translating nutrition workshops. Explore the Nutrition Services calendar to learn more about each opportunity, the requirements needed to participate and available shifts.

Ages

Perfect for individuals and groups of various size; age requirements vary

Days

Any Day

Times

Multiple times, see calendar

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Administrative Projects

Help with mailings, database entry, courtesy calls and other clerical duties in our offices.

Ages

Perfect for individuals; age 16+

Days

Wednesdays

Times

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gardening

Partner Gardens

Join the fight against hunger by helping a local community garden grow nutritious fruits and vegetables that will be donated to a nearby food pantry.

Ages

Perfect for individuals and groups of various size; age requirements vary.

Days

Multiple days available

Times

Multiple times available

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Jan's Garden

Volunteer or tour Jan's Garden, our sustainable, small-scale learning garden in honor of our late CEO, Jan Pruitt. Jan's Garden offers tours and programming for all local community groups who desire to learn first-hand about the impact that healthful food choices can make.

Ages

Perfect for individuals and groups of all ages

Days

Upon Request

Times

Upon Request

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Special Events

NTFB benefits from hundreds of community events every year. Volunteer needs vary and can include duties such as setting up, registration, bag check, crowd control, merchandise sales, manning a booth, refreshments, greeting guests, tear down, etc. Come and be part of the festivities.

Ages

Perfect for individuals and groups of various sizes; age requirements vary

Days

Multiple days, see calendar

Times

Multiple times, see calendar

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School Pantry

During the school year, we deliver shelf-stable food and produce to partner elementary schools on a monthly basis. Extra hands are needed to help carry 30-60 pounds of food to the cars of hungry families. Volunteers must pass a background check.

Ages

Perfect for individuals and groups up to 10 people; age 16+

Days

Tuesday - Thursday

Times

Multiple times, see calendar