HOW TO VOLUNTEER
DUBLIN FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERs are Essential
In-Pantry volunteers, wearing masks and following extra safety protocols, are a BIG reason that we can continue to operate during the pandemic. At-home volunteers help us collect most needed items so we can meet the growing needs of our community. No wonder we think our volunteers are AWESOME!
We have made some significant changes as we continue to meet the increased need in our community while doing our part to prevent the spread of illness. For instance, to meet social distancing guidelines, customers now remain in their vehicles during outdoor curbside service and we have limited the number of volunteers per shift at the pantry. We have made other operational changes as well to balance meeting the increased need for nutritious food and essentials with protecting the health of all.
The best way to volunteer and help immediately would be to plan a home/work/neighborhood food or fund drive. In the last months of 2020, we have experienced over a 124% increase in need. Please let us know if you have a photo to share of your Food +Fund Drive, we would love to post it on our social media to thank you!
If you'd like to sign-up to volunteer in the pantry - thank you! However, due to the safe-distanced-spacing, we can have fewer volunteers in the pantry per shift. Our volunteer call list is now contact-as-needed. Once you sign up, DFP will contact you when there is an opening to safely add you to a in-pantry shift. Please be assured that we appreciate your willingness to help and will reach out once we have an opening. Once spacing requirements lessen and events begin again, our need for in-pantry volunteers will increase.
Note to volunteers, please do NOT volunteer if:
You may have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
You do not feel well
Have a question or want to share a photo of your Volunteer Food/Fund Drive?
Please contact us at 614-889-6590 or send Volunteer food + Fund drive photos to
Some volunteer roles listed below will be modified or changed due to the corona virus impact.
PLAN FOOD, FUND DRIVES - the most needed list is on our HOME page
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.
Some drivers are trained to drive the Dublin Food Pantry cargo van (possibly to and from Mid-Ohio Foodbank)
The Kitchen Crew: sorts food and stock the pantry refrigerators, freezers, and shelves
The Set-up Crew: Prepare, tidy, stock and package items
Assist during CURBSIDE shopping hours on Mondays 5:30PM - 7:15PM or Tuesdays 10 -11:45 AM or Thursdays 4-6:15PM
The In-Pantry Team: completes food sorting, food packing, pantry cleaning and sorting, office tasks, accept deliveries, unload stock, break down boxes, and assorted other tasks
WAREHOUSE VOLUNTEERS - IDEAL FOR TEAMS OR GROUPS - Limited due to pandemic
Sort and stock food from large food drives
Help with warehouse inventory and organization
- EVENTS - limited due to pandemic
SPECIAL PROJECT VOLUNTEERS - May vary due to pandemic
for example, we always need help at events or during high need times such as Thanksgiving
Please Sign Up:
Please fill out our application form and let us know in the message section when you would like to volunteer. Please read the Student Volunteer page if you're under 18 or submitting this for student(s).