TCV Food Bank + Thrift Store loves hosting student volunteers. Our organization feels it is important to get everyone involved in volunteering and we encourage students to join our team. We will verify and sign off on volunteer hours that are completed on our site towards the volunteer requirements set by your school.
Foodbank volunteer shifts are available Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-3:30pm and Fridays 9am-12pm. Please come 15 minutes early. Volunteers must be on time to participate. Volunteer duties may include helping clients with food selection, restocking food, and sorting food donations. The need for volunteers is greatest Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.
Thrift Store volunteer shifts are available Mon-Thurs, from 8am-4pm and Fridays 9am-12:30pm. Volunteer duties may include sorting and pricing donations, moving donations to the sales floor, merchandising, and working the front register. The need for volunteers is greatest on Thursdays.
Setting a Volunteer Shift: Volunteers first need to attend one of our weekly orientations and are able to set up a volunteer shift at the conclusion of the 45 minute orientation. We request volunteers notify the Volunteer Coordinator 24 hours in advance for any volunteer shifts or cancellations and work a minimum two hour shift. Please see "Vacation Break Volunteering" for Spring Break, Thanksgiving, and Winter break volunteering information.
Age Requirements: Minors must have parental consent to work at the food bank. Those under 16 must also be accompanied by a parent/chaperone over the age of 18 at all times. We do not allow volunteers under the age of 8 years old.
Parking: Tree of Life parking lot at the corner of Peralta and Maple. 4140 Peralta Blvd.
How to Register:
Attend orientation and set shift(s) with our Volunteer Coordinator:
Attend Volunteer Orientation:
Orientations are held at the Food Bank on Wednesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 1pm. No registration is required.
Vacation Break Volunteering: During vacation periods, we take students on a first come, first served basis. TCV can only comfortably accommodate a certain number of volunteers on our site at any one time. All volunteers must confirm shift dates/times with the Volunteer Coordinator and complete orientation. We advise you confirm your shift(s) over a month in advance for Spring Break, Thanksgiving break, and Winter break. TCV has plenty of availability throughout the summer for students to complete volunteer hours and we hope to have you join us then!
Project Interviews: Students who wish to interview staff of Tri-City Volunteers food bank and thrift store in order to complete work assignments are required to email their request to our volunteer coordinator a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the desired interview time.
Work References: Your work with us is extremely valuable, so use it to strengthen your resume. We will provide volunteers enlivened by their hard work at Tri-City Volunteers food bank and thrift store with college, higher education and job search references.
For any volunteer inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org