Volunteer

The Southeast Texas Food Bank has many volunteer activities. Come alone or grab your friends and co-workers to volunteer at the Food Bank.

All First-Time Volunteers Must View This Video For An Orientation To Volunteerism At The Southeast Texas Food Bank Before Completing A Volunteer Profile And Signing Up For Volunteer Shift(s). Thank You For Your Interest In Volunteering At The Southeast Texas Food Bank!

When you arrive, please check in at Building #2 Volunteer Services to sign in and get your assignment.

The Southeast Texas Food Bank has volunteer opportunities like sorting food, creating meal boxes and sorting supplies for our School Tools Program. If you are interested in getting involved or helping solve the problem of hunger in Southeast Texas, you’ve come to the right place!

NEW to our Food Bank is an opportunity to get your hands dirty in our Enrichment Garden, which has no age limit (all other volunteer duties have an age requirement of 13+ years). Be sure to also watch for our REMOTE volunteer opportunities happening around our eight county area. This is a great way to witness the activities of the Food Bank full circle –  from sorting food to boxing food and delivering to the communities we serve.

If you’re new to volunteering at the Southeast Texas Food Bank, please follow the below steps to create your Volunteer Profile:

  • First try and register for an event.
  • The top of the page will show “Current Volunteer Opportunities.”
  • Enter your email and name (This verifies you either already have a profile or you are not in our system.)
  • The top of the page will show “Current Volunteer Opportunities.”
  • The next screen you see will allow you to Create a Profile.”

Important information BEFORE you Volunteer

 
  • Signing in & out of your shift is very important
  • We retain your hours and you may print them from home anytime for proof of your volunteer service.
  • The Food Bank tracks volunteer hours for multiple reasons and uses. Manpower allocations, supply needs for a shift, grant writing and tracking trends for planning, are just a few examples.
  • In case of emergency, the staff must know how many volunteers are working or on site. An example would be if the building had to be evacuated. If you were to experience a medical emergency, we would know who you are and who to call. 


We ask volunteers to please restrict use of cell phones while working. 

What NOT to Wear

  • Open toed shoes.
  • Headphones or earbuds.
  • Jewelry which could catch on something and present a safety hazard.

Ages Restrictions

  • Teens 13 to 17 years old are welcome when accompanied by an adult.
  • The accompanying adult must work with the teen and also be registered for the shift.
  • Children 12 years old and younger are allowed to volunteer with a parent present at remote events or the Enrichment Garden only. 

Part of a Group?

Be sure and choose your group(s) when making your profile. If your group isn’t listed, please call the Volunteer Department. 409-839-8777 ext.116.

 

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Did you know that a $10 donation can provide up to 30 meals for desperate people in your community? By making a donation, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.

Your gift goes a long, long way!

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