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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: sorts food and stock the pantry refrigerators, freezers, and shelves
  • The Set-up Crew: Prepare, tidy, stock and package, clean and recycle
  • Customer service crew: Speaks with each customer at curbside service
  • Loading/unloading deliveries or loading groceries into trunks
  • Pantry General Task Crews: Tasks vary: food sorting, food packing, pantry cleaning and sorting, office tasks, accept deliveries, unload stock, break down boxes, recycling, inventory tracking, etc.
  • Hours:
    • Monday AM Crew – 9:00am – Noon
    • Monday PM Crew – 5:00pm – 7:30pm
    • Tuesday Crew – 9:30am – Noon
    • Thursday AM Crew – 10:30am – 12:30pm
    • Thursday PM Crew – 3:30pm – 6:30pm

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, and Thursday mornings

Food, Fund, Essential Volunteers

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

It’s Easy to Sign up​

  1. Most Needed Now
    • Student or Adult “lift + load” volunteers (2 per shift) who can help lift/load food into trunks.
      • Tuesday from 9:45am to noon
      • Thursday from 3:45pm – 6:30pm  ​
  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 for 46 years. Thank you for your help #fillingheartsandcarts

​Volunteer Application