Available Volunteer Opportunities

Become a regular weekday volunteer!

Regular volunteers perform all the necessary daily tasks required to prepare for and distribute food to households requesting assistance.  This includes: sorting and accepting donations, stocking shelves, repackaging bulk foods, preparing food boxes, doing dishes, mopping floors, driving, and warehouse organization.

Currently available shifts are:

  • Tuesday 1-4pm
  • Tuesday 5-7pm
  • Wednesday 1-4pm
  • Thursday 9-12am

Spring For Food!

Spring For Food is coming up on April 7th and we need 125 volunteer teams to help distribute flyers and collect food! Check out http://www.springforfood.com/ for more information and to sign up!

Volunteer for our Summer Lunch Program!

Only have extra time during the summer months?  Volunteer to help our Summer Lunch Program prepare and distribute lunches to 11 sites and more then 400 children per day throughout the months of June, July and August. 

  • Shifts include meal prep, meal distribution for breakfast (beginning at 7:30 am), meal service for both breakfast (9:15 am) and lunch (usually a 2 hour commitment beginning as early as 10:30 and running until about 1 – these times are site dependent). 
  • Check back in May 2018 for updated volunteer opportunities  or email summerlunch@thehrdc.org to get direct updates on volunteering with Summer Lunch.

Volunteer in our Garden!

Do you love to garden or just like being outside getting dirty?  The Food Bank has 12 raised beds during the summer months where volunteers help to plant, maintain, and harvest fresh produce that is distributed to families in need.  

Volunteer to help during special events and/or fundraisers!

Be placed on our on-call list for help during any or all of our annual events including food drives and fundraisers.

Special Projects!

Do you have specific skills or talents you would like to share with us? We would love to hear your ideas! We are currently looking for:

  • Someone with a passion for photography who can take pictures of the food bank, our volunteers and staff to help share our story.
  • Someone who loves creating delicious and nutritious meals. We have recipes in our store for clients to take home. We would love a volunteer to regularly update the recipes based on what we have in the store and create a creative and inviting display of meal ideas.

Interested in helping out?

Complete the Volunteer Registration Form or Group Volunteer Form.

Or call the Food Bank at 586.7600 and ask to speak to Bri Cronin, our Volunteer Coordinator in person!


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.