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.

The Southeast Texas Food Bank has many volunteer opportunities, such as sorting food, creating meal boxes for Seniors, planting food in our new Enrichment Garden, helping to organize and sort supplies for our School Tools Program, and many other options! If you’re interested in getting involved or helping solve the problem of hunger in Southeast Texas, you’ve come to the right place!

Opportunities

To learn more about the type of volunteer opportunities we offer, please click on the corresponding link below:

Register

Please register as an individual or as part of a group. If your group isn’t listed, please contact Tamara Jarrell (Manager, Volunteer Services and Community Relations) at tljarrel@setxfoodbank.org or 409-839-8777 x116.

FAQ

Please register as an individual or as part of a group. If your group isn’t listed, please contact Tamara Jarrell (Manager, Volunteer Services and Community Relations) at tljarrel@setxfoodbank.org or 409-839-8777 x116.

Anyone over 18 years of age, are welcome to volunteer! Teenagers between 13 – 17 years old are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult must work with the teen and be registered for the shift. Children 12 years old and younger are allowed to volunteer with a parent present at remote locations, special events or the Enrichment Garden.

Questions? Please contact Tamara Jarrell (Manager, Volunteer Services and Community Relations) at tljarrel@setxfoodbank.org or 409-839-8777 x116.

Wear comfortable clothing you can easily move in as well as close toed shoes. Please DO NOT wear open toed shoes, headphones or earbuds, large jewelry which could catch on something and present a safety hazard.

All volunteers must register in advance for a session. We are unable to accommodate walk-in volunteers.

Yes, lockers are provided to you free of charge inside BLDG #2 Volunteer Services.

Please register here: Group Registration. If your corporation or group isn’t listed, please contact Tamara Jarrell (Manager, Volunteer Services and Community Relations) at tljarrel@setxfoodbank.org or 409-839-8777 x116.

When you arrive, please check in BLDG #2 Volunteer Services to sign in and get daily assignment.

Please log into your account and un-register for that shift as soon as possible so others may fill that spot.

Please contact Tamara Jarrell (Manager, Volunteer Services and Community Relations) at tljarrel@setxfoodbank.org or 409-839-8777 x116.

All employees, vendors, volunteers and visitors to any Southeast Texas Food Bank location and program sites are still required to follow our COVID protocol; handwashing and completing a fever check (facial scan upon entry.)

1) Stay home if sick.
2) Masks are optional. 
3) Use gloves during repackaging activities.
4) Capacity limits (discussed when planning groups.)
5) Sanitizing regularly.

Please contact Tamara Jarrell (Manager, Volunteer Services and Community Relations) at tljarrel@setxfoodbank.org or 409-839-8777 x116.

Please contact Tamara Jarrell (Manager, Volunteer Services and Community Relations) at tljarrel@setxfoodbank.org or 409-839-8777 x116.

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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