Become a Kernel
What is an NTFB Kernel?
Inspired by the seed of the wheat plant, an NTFB Kernel is a volunteer leader who helps our organization grow. These dedicated individuals are at least 18 years of age, regularly give their time to the North Texas Food Bank, and feel comfortable leading others at NTFB volunteer shifts.
What does a Kernel do?
NTFB Kernels lead volunteers in three areas: Production, Promotion, and Projects.
Perfect for organized individuals who enjoy routine
- Attend distribution center shifts regularly
- Lead groups of volunteers to sort and pack food
- Support the NTFB team in receiving donations
Perfect for positive individuals who enjoy raising awareness
- Greet and help volunteers check-in
- Take pictures and give tours
- Represent NTFB at events and fairs
What is the time commitment?
|Type of Meeting||Details|
|Information Session||Attend a 1.5-hour interest meeting to learn more about the position and program|
|Interview||30 min., one-on-one chat with Kernel Program Manager. This is a casual chat to assess your interests and skill. We use this time to assess where you would make the best impact. Flexible availabilities.|
|Placement||After the interview, we will make assessments and then contact you with your Kernel position.|
|Training||On the job training and shadowing. Some jobs may require training prior to the start date.|
|Weekly Engagement||At least once a week. Length of time is determined by Kernel position and your availability. These will be discussed at the interest meeting and in the interview.|
|Monthly Check-In||30-min., one-on-one check-in with Kernel Program Manager. Flexible availabilities.|
|Bi-Annual Meeting||Optional: 2-hour update session every 6 months.|
|Social Engagement||Optional: Kernel appreciation and recognition events.|