Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Needed

Volunteers are needed for our annual Dublin Irish Festival Food Drive being held on Sunday, August 6th, 2017.

There are two volunteer locations: one is located at the Dublin Irish Festival (referred to as "On-Site") where we will be collecting donations and the other is located at the Pantry itself (referred to as "Off-Site") where we will be processing collected donations.

All volunteers will receive a one-day admission pass to the Festival.

To learn more detail or sign-up to volunteer choose a link below which will take you to the actual sign-up forms that are hosted on the SignUpGenius website:

  1. VOLUNTEER ON-SITE — located at the Dublin Irish Festival grounds
  2. VOLUNTEER OFF-SITE — located at the Pantry

To learn more about this annual food drive see the article and photos from last year.

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:


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

Several documents that potential and existing student volunteers should be aware of:

student volunteers