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Welcome, Volunteers! Our success in providing emergency food assistance in the Gallatin Valley for 35 years is due fully to the contributions from our very dedicated volunteers. More than 100 volunteers perform all weekly duties required for the Food Bank to operate. Throughout the past fiscal year (2016-17), volunteers have contributed more than 18,516  hours of their time! Some of them have been donating their time and energy for over 10 years. Our volunteers range in age from nine years old to 91 years young! Volunteers build shelves for us, tend to our humble landscaping, and create lasting relationships while serving our community. We cannot thank them enough; they are our spirit and our vigor!


Steps to Volunteer:

1.  Check out our Volunteer Opportunities.

Learn more about all the fantastic ways you can serve the Gallatin Valley Food Bank – and our community – from stocking the shelves of our store, harvesting produce in our gardens, collecting food during special events, helping with office work, delivering senior groceries, and more.

2.  Please select the option that most closely fits your volunteer situation.


– Want to volunteer as an individual on a regular basis?

Please complete the Volunteer Registration Form  listing days and times that you are available, as well as a description of your skill sets, experience, and what you would like to do as a volunteer. We typically limit each volunteer to one 3-hour shift per week.

– Interested in volunteering as a group?

There are many ways to assist the Food Bank in meeting its mission. Please complete the Group Volunteer Form  if you are interested in bring your group by for a tour or service project.

– Do you have required community service to complete?

Do you have court-mandated or other type of community service that requires verification? We run volunteer shifts that are 2-3 hours in length Monday-Friday on a set schedule. Prior sign up required. Please visit our Community Service page for more details and the service application.

3. Host a Food Drive.

From hosting garage sales to coordinating food drives, there are many opportunities to help the Food Bank and your neighbors in need outside of volunteering direct service at the Food Bank. If you choose to conduct a food drive or fundraiser for the Food Bank, please let us know by registering your food drive with us.  Please review our Food and Fund Drive Manual.

4. Have more questions or aren’t sure how you can help?

Call us at 406-586-7600 or send an email to volunteer@gallatinvalleyfoodbank.org to speak with Bri Cronin, our Volunteer Coordinator.


HRDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Action Agency. We provide programs and services in the areas of housing, food and nutrition, child and youth development, senior empowerment, transportation, energy assistance, and community development.