Due to COVID-19, Food Finders has canceled all volunteer shifts until further notice. We are using the help of the Indiana National Guard to continue to serve people facing hunger in North Central Indiana.
Volunteer at Food Finders Food Bank to Help Us Fight Hunger!
Follow These 3 Easy Steps to Get Started:
- Review the different volunteer categories below
- Click on the link to view available opportunities
- Register as a volunteer and sign up for an experience
Have questions or need assistance in signing up? Call us at 765.471.0062, we’re happy to help!
Sort Room – Food Resource & Education Center
Perfect for individuals and groups up to 20 people; ages 9+
Millions of meals are distributed through our Partner Agencies and feeding programs thanks to our distribution center volunteers. Sort, pack or repack food, make and bottle laundry soap and more at our Food Resource & Education Center Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Individuals may sign up on the online calendar, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule a group.
Food Pantry – Food Resource & Education Center
Perfect for individuals and groups up to 8; ages 16+
Food Finders Food Bank is serving North Central Indiana through the J.P. Lisack Community Food Pantry – a client-choice food pantry located in downtown Lafayette. Interact with and assist families by helping with shopping, checkout and stocking, easy cooking demos or helping with SNAP assistance.
Education – Food Resource & Education Center
Perfect for individuals and groups of various sizes; age requirements vary
Food Finder’s new nutrition and education programs are geared to provide ongoing education to the community on healthy lifestyle topics such as meal preparation, budgeting, wise shopping, basic cooking skills and nutrition education, healthcare navigation, smoking cessation and much more! Individual and group volunteers, businesses and community organizations are partnering with the food bank to host these classes. Please contact our Education Program Coordinator to find out how you can play a role in education!
Administrative Help – Food Resource & Education Center
Perfect for individuals; ages 16+
Help with mailings, data entry, courtesy calls and other clerical duties in our office.
Mobile Pantry Program
Perfect for individuals and groups up to 15 people; ages 16+
Join us rain or shine to feed families in need across North Central Indiana. If you enjoy working directly with people and like to see the immediate impact, this is the job for you! Volunteers assist our Mobile Pantry Coordinator with crowd control, greeting clients, distributing food and helping clients through the line. Shifts are usually three hours long and take place in various locations across North Central Indiana.
Perfect for individuals; ages 18+
We occasionally need help picking up donations or delivering food to our neighbors in need. Volunteers partner with our warehouse professionals to pick up donations from local retails, deliver smaller loads of food to our partner agencies and to do a quick sort of bread items at the warehouse.
Perfect for individuals and families; ages 8 & up with adult supervision
Once a month, on the last Wednesday of the month, we invite our youngest volunteers to help fight hunger in our warehouse. There’s a job for everyone at family volunteer night. People can help label, sort and repack food for people facing hunger in our community. Join the fun!
Perfect for individuals and groups of various sizes; age requirements will vary by event
Food Finders Food Bank benefits from dozens of community events, fundraisers and food drives every year. Volunteer needs vary with each event and can include duties such as set-up, registration, bag check, crowd control, merchandise sales, staffing a booth, refreshments, greeting guests, tear down, etc. Join us and take part in the festivities to raise awareness of our mission to end hunger!
Social Media Ambassadors
Perfect for individuals; age typically is 18+
Food Finders Food Bank is looking for social media-savvy people in North Central Indiana to help us spread the word about hunger and our mission to feed food insecure children, families, seniors and veterans in our community. You could help us connect with new supporters who are interested in supporting our work to fight hunger!