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Volunteer

Now more than ever, it is critical to have food available for our neighbors in need. We can’t do it without you, so please learn more about our volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.

Volunteer Options

In-Pantry Volunteers:

Pantry Crew

  • Volunteers need to be 16 years or older
  • The Kitchen Crew: sort food and stock the pantry refrigerators, freezers, and shelves.
  • The Set-up Crew: prepare, organize, and stock shelves; clean and recycle
  • Customer service crew: Greet customers when they enter the building, help customers register for service; assist customers while they shop.
  • Loading/unloading deliveries or loading groceries into customer vehicles
  • General Pantry Task Crews: sorting or repackaging food, accepting deliveries, unloading deliveries, breaking down boxes, removing trash/recycling.
  • Hours:
    • Monday AM Crew – 9:00am – 12:30pm
    • Monday PM Crew – 4:00pm – 7:45pm
    • Tuesday Crew – 9:00am – 1:00pm
    • Wednesday AM Crew – 9:00am-12:30pm
    • Wednesday PM Crew – 3:00pm – 7:15pm
    • Thursday Crew – 9:00pm – 1:00pm

Outside-of-Pantry Volunteers:

Drivers

  • The transport team helps by driving to an assigned local grocery store or partner for a weekly perishable food donation pick-up and drop-off to the pantry. Please email bev@dublinfoodpantry.org to sign-up.
  • Some drivers are trained to drive the Dublin Food Pantry cargo van (possibly to and from Mid-Ohio Foodbank).
  • Hours:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings

Food, Fund, Essential Volunteers

  • Collections of food, funds, and essential personal care items are always welcome.

It’s Easy to Sign up​

  1. Most Needed Now
    • Monday & Wednesday afternoon/evening
  2. In-Pantry Volunteer Shifts
    • Please click on the Adult or Student Volunteer Application to complete a volunteer application and we will reach out as soon as there is a volunteer opening for your selected time.
  3. Please email jim@dublinfoodpantry.org for:
    • group or team volunteer sign-up for the Irish Festival or other pantry volunteering
    • information about large food/essential donation drop offs

Dublin Food Pantry has been powered by volunteers since 1976. Thank you for your help #fillingheartsandcarts!

​Volunteer Application

Please read the VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK and CIVIL RIGHTS TRAINING before you proceed.