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Changes to Our Volunteer Program

In response to the evolving coronavirus pandemic and our need to keep staff, partners, and community members safe, we have suspended all on-site warehouse volunteer opportunities. Current volunteer opportunities include Field Distribution Deliveries and Food Distribution Event Volunteers.

Field Distribution Volunteer Program:

With many seniors fearing the results of leaving their home, and our responsibility to keep them safe, we have implemented a Field Distribution program. Field volunteers sign up for the residents they are willing and able to deliver food to. Volunteers then pick up the items from our warehouse and leave them at the door-step of the person(s) in need. Volunteers may also be delivering items to disabled, pregnant, and homebound residents in need.

VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION, BE OVER THE AGE OF 18, NOT BE SHOWING ANY SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS, AND COMPLETE THE VOLUNTEER WAIVER UPON PICK UP OF THEIR FIRST DELIVERY.

To sign up to become a Field Distribution Volunteer, click HERE.

Food Distribution Event Volunteer

Our foodbank has been conducting pop-up drive-thru food distributions throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to ensure that people in various communities can benefit from our free food programs. 

If you would like to offer event support, please contact Andrea Richards at arichards@FeedingamericaIE.org to be added to the waitlist.

Come Spend Your Day With Us!

Volunteer opportunities are Monday - Friday. The morning shift is from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This shift can accommodate 25 volunteers. The afternoon shift is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and can accommodate 15 volunteers. When booking a group, only one name needs to be provided along with the number of volunteers. Not able to attend your volunteer shift after all? Please contact Andrea Richards at (951) 359- 4757.

REQUIREMENTS

  • VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE THIS WAIVER BEFORE THE START OF THEIR FIRST VOLUNTEER SHIFT!

  • Minors must have the release (above) signed by a parent or guardian on their behalf

  • Parent or guardian must also sign a separate one for themselves

  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone during the entire shift

  • Minimum age is 12 years old

  • Register online. No walk-ins allowed

  • Closed-toe shoes, proper work clothes, and no tank tops

  • Eating/drinking is permitted outside only

  • No running, horseplay, riding pallet jacks, and stepping on pallets

  • Clean up workspace upon every visit

  • Report all accidents and injuries immediately to warehouse staff

  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of their first shift-- as to sign any additional forms before promptly starting at the assigned shift time

            NOTE: We are not accepting court-ordered volunteers at this time. 

AVAILABLE SHIFTS

We are always looking for volunteers to help us sort and weigh product before its ready for distribution. Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m...
Distribution Center Morning Shift
3 hr 30 min
Food Bank Volunteer
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
We are always looking for volunteers to help us sort and weigh product before its ready for distribution. Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m...
Distribution Center Afternoon Shift
2 hr 30 min
Food Bank Volunteer
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
The Development Department is looking for a talented volunteer to help with donor and volunteer acknowledgements, data entry, and donation requests. This will be an offic...
Development Office Volunteer
2 hr 30 min
Office Volunteer
Tue, Wed, Thu

Does your team wear specially branded t-shirts when you volunteer? Bring an extra one for us! We are currently working on building a t-shirt display wall to highlight our awesome volunteer teams in our new volunteer welcome center. Leave it with your volunteer coordinator upon arrival, and we'll take care of the rest!

Are you interested in creating a team building day for your group? Consider hosting your event at the FARSB Distribution Center and we'll plan a day of service to meet your team goals!

To inquire about office opportunities, please reach out to Andrea Richards at (951) 359-4757

VOLUNTEER SHIRTS

VOLUNTEER LEAD PROGRAM

For a small $10 donation, you could have your very own FARSB shirt! Ask the FARSB staff during your volunteer shift or contact the FARSB Development Coordinator at (951) 359-4757.

All shirt sales go directly towards supporting our mission to alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire!

Our Volunteer Leads play an integral role in fulfilling our mission. Not only do they aid new volunteers in the warehouse, but they go through extensive health and safety training and get first dibs on special volunteer activities, including Kids Markets, Food Distributions, and our Annual Gala! 

Requirements:

  • Commit to serving on a regular basis

  • Receive recommendations from two staff

  • Submit a Volunteer Lead Application

  • Interview with Volunteer Coordinator

Please Contact Us if you have any further questions or would like to learn more about volunteering.

Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire. 

 

Every $1 donated to Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino helps to provide up to 8 meals. Donate today.

CONTACT US

Phone: (951) 359-4757

2950 Jefferson Street

Riverside, CA  92504

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