Your time and energy makes a tremendous impact on our neighbors facing difficult times. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, families and groups. Available volunteer opportunities for that specific category are available below on this page.
All volunteers require a pre-screening process.
Spanish translator volunteers are needed to help break down language barriers for our non-English speaking hungry neighbors. You can help translate for families, so they can receive all available services they are entitled to at the Freestore Foodbank. Our Spanish translator volunteer will assist the front desk and case managers with Spanish speaking clients, who do not speak English, facilitating effective communication between the two parties.
Volunteers will need to translate any questions concerning customer demographics, sources of income and benefits, people in household, medical/health insurance, and education. Volunteers will also need to answer any questions a Spanish speaking client might have about agency services by providing interpretation services for agency staff or volunteers. These services may be provided face to face or over the phone.
The Giving Fields is a community farm located in Melbourne, Kentucky that provides fresh produce for Northern Kentucky food pantries, soup kitchens, and other agencies that provide emergency food. Both individuals and groups are welcome.
Volunteers are needed to help plan, organize, plant, water, maintain, remove weeds and harvest the fields from March through October. We can accommodate large and small groups and people of all ages over 5 years old. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to get dirty and/or wet. No experience is necessary. Please check-in with Molly Jordan, Farm Manager, when you arrive. All Giving Fields volunteers must complete the volunteer application and liability waiver, either on paper or through our electronic system prior to arriving at the farm.
To register: Contact email@example.com or call the Volunteer Services at 513-482-7550 with questions.
Directions: From I-275, take the Highland Heights exit. From I-471, enter Highland Heights on Alexandria Pike (US-27). Travelling SE on Alexandria Pike from Highland Heights, turn left onto Industrial Road (SR 1998). Turn right on SR 8, passing through Silver Grove. You will pass St. Ann’s Convent on the right, with a Melbourne sign in front of it. The next road on the left is Anderson Lane (Kwick Food Mart is at the corner). Turn left onto Anderson Road, crossing the railroad tracks. The Giving Fields are on the right, parking for volunteers is on the left.
A Power Pack is a bag of nutritious food given to students each Friday during the school year to ensure they have something to eat on the weekends. Participating schools identify children in need to take part. Each Power Pack contains 9-12 food items, which are shelf-stable and easy to prepare.
Please volunteer or donate today! $4 provides one Power Pack to a child. $16 supplies a child with Power Packs for an entire month. $160 provides Power Packs to a student for the whole school year. For $5,000, you can sponsor a Power Pack School for the year. Every donation goes a long way in helping children in need.
Location: 1250 Tennessee Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45229
Duration: Long term/Ongoing
Time Commitment: Seven+ Hours a week
Schedule: Saturdays 8am-3pm
Essential Functions: This position is a permanent volunteer leadership position to help supervise and coordinate teams of 10-40 volunteers. Typical activities for groups include Power Pack assembly, food sorting, and senior box assembly, but will vary on a weekly basis. Team leader will orient groups to Freestore Foodbank, the organization’s programs, and the work to be performed that day and will then supervise these groups in their activities. Sometimes the Volunteer Team Leader will assist with data entry and paperwork.
Requirements: Must be able to lift at least 50lbs, willing to work with people from diverse backgrounds, and able to take direction. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, committed, and passionate about the Freestore Foodbank’s mission.
Work Environment: Warehouse – involves walking, standing, stooping, and lifting
Volunteers are needed to staff the Back on Track program year round. The Back on Track program is a clothing shop at our Customer Connection Center located at 112 East Liberty Street in Over-the-Rhine. It provides our customers, both men and women with free clothing for job interviews and work, as well as emergency clothing.
Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays between the hours of 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. Duties include sorting donations, maintaining clothing racks, and assisting clients.
Interested in a team building opportunity for your staff or group? Groups can volunteer assisting with sorting canned food drive donations, assembling Power Packs bag and packing boxes during the holidays.