Volunteer

We are now accepting applications for student volunteers. APPLY HERE

What We Do!

The Dublin Food Pantry is a volunteer organization that is totally responsible for the operation of the Pantry! It is a choice pantry set-up like a grocery store so clients can shop and select the food they want. It takes approximately 150 volunteers each week to operate the Pantry and an additional 500+ volunteers to run the major food drives and the holiday Harvest of Hope food distribution. It is because of the efforts of our volunteers that the Pantry mission of making sure that our Dublin neighbors do not go hungry is realized!

How To Start

If you would like to volunteer please contact the appropriate Volunteer Coordinator listed below.

All volunteers must be scheduled through a Volunteer Coordinator.

A minimum of one week advance notice is needed to schedule volunteers. A Volunteer Coordinator will work with you to find an opportunity you enjoy. Thank you for you for volunteering at the Pantry!

adult volunteers

Volunteer Contacts

If you are a high school student and your age is 16 years or older and are interested in Student Volunteering then contact:

volunteer-H.S.students@dublinfoodpantry.org

If you are an adult (out of high-school) then contact:

(FULL - please subscribe to Pantry Email and indicate your interest in Volunteer Opportunities)

If you are a group that wants to volunteer together then contact:

(FULL - please subscribe to Pantry Email and indicate your interest in Volunteer Opportunities)

The minimum age for volunteering is 16. On a case-by-case basis, younger children may volunteer in groups with adults or with adult supervision.

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are some of the jobs that volunteers perform. We will work with groups that want to do a task together.

General Schedule

Below are some general times for volunteers working with a crew. Individuals working in small groups or alone are usually scheduled independently.

Day Start Time End Time Description
Monday 09:00 am 11:30 am Kitchen/Stocking crew-breaks down food, stocks shelves, preps for opening.
Monday 05:30 pm 08:00 pm Last minute pantry prep, registers and assists clients as they shop.
Tuesday 09:00 am 12:00 pm Kitchen/stocking crew preps for open pantry and assists clients as they shop.
Thursday 11:00 am 01:00 pm Kitchen/stocking crew preps for and sets-up for open pantry.
Thursday 04:00 pm 07:00 pm Last minute pantry prep, registers and assists clients as they shop.
Friday 10:00 am 11:30 am Accept and stock meat delivery. Unload Mid-Ohio Food Bank delivery.
Friday 05:00 pm 07:00 pm Stock shelves including Mid-Ohio Food Bank delivery plus prep for next week.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. They assist kitchen and stocking crews, they assist clients unloading carts, they set-up for open pantry and help the crews with other, as needed, tasks. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to assist clients as they shop in the Pantry.

Student Volunteering

We are now accepting applications for Winter/Spring student volunteers.

Requirements

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Dublin Food Pantry! Please read the following carefully, and only apply if you fit the criteria, and will be able to meet all requirements.

Applications will be taken through .

Apply for a student volunteer position only if you meet the following requirements.
  1. Students must be 16 years or older.
  2. Students must be able to commit to the ENTIRE session, which is one chosen evening a week (Monday or Thursday) from January – April. Spring breaks and holidays are excluded.
  3. If you miss more than 2 days your involvement may be reviewed. Please check your calendar for the entire session to make sure there are no sport or extracurricular conflicts. This is in fairness to all who apply as we have limited spots and cannot take everyone.
  4. Please complete the Student Volunteer Application . Upon completion, scan and return via email to volunteer-H.S.students@dublinfoodpantry.org. Any questions can also be directed to this address. Please note, this does not guarantee a spot on the winter/spring team. A decision email will be sent to all who apply.
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Our student volunteers are so important to the Pantry. We look forward to hearing from you!

2018 Winter/Spring Schedule for Student Volunteers

The 2018 winter/spring schedule for student volunteers starts in January and ends in April.

Questions? Contact the student volunteer coordinator.

Day Start Time End Time Description
Monday 05:00 pm 07:30 pm Stocking shelves, preparing for clients, setting up room, serving as cart buddies (assisting clients selecting bread, loading food into cars).
Thursday 03:45 pm 06:30 pm Stocking shelves, preparing for clients, setting up room, serving as cart buddies (assisting clients selecting bread, loading food into cars).

Documentation

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

student volunteers