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Volunteer Health & Safety Guidelines

As an essential business, our community is relying on us to serve them. We must remain vigilant in our practices and procedures. We are looking for individuals who can commit to volunteer shifts.

Volunteer Safety Guidelines:

  • Any individual 6 years of age and older can volunteer. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult in order to volunteer.
  • Volunteers must register and sign a waiver before each shift through the Food Bank’s website.
  • Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Volunteers that are Direct Support Personal, must complete an orientation prior to volunteering. Please contact our volunteer coordinator.
  • Court-mandated volunteers must fill out paperwork prior to volunteering. Please contact our volunteer coordinator.
  • To reduce the number of visitors on-site, volunteers are encouraged to volunteer for multiple days/shifts.
  • Volunteer shifts are limited to 20 people per shift:
      • Mondays – Thursdays 9-12 pm & 1-3 pm
      • Fridays: 9 am-12 pm
      • After Labor Day, nighttime shifts will resume.
        • Tuesday & Thursdays 4-5:30pm & 5:30-7pm
  • Upon arrival, volunteers will enter the volunteer lounge and sign in on the kiosk.
  • Volunteers are to wash hands with soap and water before the start of each volunteer shift and after.
  • Volunteers may only use the bathrooms in the volunteer lounge.
  • Volunteers that stay all day will need to take a lunch break off the Food Bank property.
  • Volunteers that stay all day, must wash their hands, clock out, take lunch, check in, wash their hands, and start their shift.
  • Volunteers should avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. If they do touch their eyes, nose, and mouth, they must wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before returning to work.
  • Gloves must be worn while handling “open” products, such as produce. If you break a glove while working, please remove it, wash your hands and then replace the glove.
  • Volunteers should stay home if they are unwell and showing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, including mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • Volunteers must practice social distancing – no shaking hands, high fives, and no hugging.
  • Volunteers must cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue in the trash and wash their hands before returning to work.
  • If you start feeling sick during your volunteer shift, please let a Food Bank employee know and leave the building immediately.
  • The Food Bank reserves the right to ask volunteers to leave if they appear to be ill.

For more information: email
the Volunteer Coordinator
607.796.6061