Student Volunteering

We are now accepting volunteer applications for the 2018 Summer session.

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Student volunteering is for high school students age 16 and older. The Pantry has a dedicated Student Volunteer Coordinator for this purpose that you may contact at:


  • The deadline for submitting summer session student volunteer applications has been extended from May 15th to May 30th.


There are typically three student volunteer sessions per year:

Session Name Start Month End Month
Winter/Spring January May
Summer June August
Fall September December

Each session has an open application period that starts approximately one month before the session begins during which a link to the application form is made available to interested students. It is only during this open application period that applications are accepted.

Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a volunteer spot because there may be more applications than there are open student volunteer positions.

Submitted applications are processed by the Student Volunteer Coordinator who, at the end of the open application period, sends a decision email to each individual that applied.

student volunteers


Student volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Student must be 16 years or older.
  • Student must be able to commit to the ENTIRE session, which is typically one day per week for 2.5 hours - holidays excluded.
  • If a student misses more than two days then their involvement may be reviewed. A student should check their calendar for the entire session to ensure there are no sport or extracurricular conflicts. This is in fairness to all who apply as we have limited spots and cannot take everyone.

How to Apply

The Pantry is now accepting applications for the Summer 2018 student volunteer session.

Please read the information on this page carefully and only apply if you meet all requirements.

Apply for a student volunteer position only if you meet the requirements listed on this page.

In order to apply, complete and submit the online Student Volunteer Application Form (clicking the preceding link will take you to a secure Google Form designated specifically for Student Volunteer Applications).

Applications will be taken through . A notice will be posted to this page once all volunteer positions are full.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Dublin Food Pantry!

Example Schedule

If you're curious what it's like to be a student volunteer, what types of tasks student volunteers perform, or what times they volunteer, then take a look at the 2018 Summer Schedule for Student Volunteers (note that each day has a different group of volunteers) and Student Volunteer Guidelines.

2018 Summer Schedule for Student Volunteers

Day Start Time End Time Description
Monday 09:30 am 12:00 pm Setting up for open pantry.
Monday 05:00 pm 07:30 pm Preparing for clients, serving as cart buddies (assisting clients selecting bread, loading food into cars).
Tuesday 09:30 am 12:00 pm Preparing for clients, serving as cart buddies (assisting clients selecting bread, loading food into cars).
Thursday 11:00 am 12:30 pm Setting up for open pantry.
Thursday 04:00 pm 06:30 pm Preparing for clients, serving as cart buddies (assisting clients selecting bread, loading food into cars).


Information that potential and existing student volunteers should be aware of: