Volunteer With Us!

“We are doing everything in our power to keep our volunteers and clients safe. Our facility is sanitized and cleaned daily by our wonderful environmental services staff.”

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. We could not begin to change lives in the Mid-South without caring friends like our volunteers.

A volunteer at our organization can gain priceless work experience, build connections with local leadership, and bring hope to someone’s life.

 

 

You Can Be A Part of:

Sort & Pack Crew: This volunteer will arrive at Mid-South Food Bank at a designated sign-up time to help pack boxes for our network of Partner Agencies. The volunteer will be responsible for some or all duties pertaining to packing agency boxes. This includes inspecting donated products, accurately categorizing products, placing products in the corresponding boxes, and packing them for distribution.

Re-Pack Room Crew: This volunteer will arrive at Mid-South Food Bank at a designated sign-up time to help re-pack bulk items for agency ordering. The volunteer will be responsible for some or all duties pertaining to the re-packing process. This includes inspecting, organizing, and packing product.

Agency Mart Crew: This volunteer will arrive at Mid-South Food Bank at a designated sign-up time to help manage product in the Agency Mart where our Partner Agencies shop for fresh produce, frozen/refrigerated foods, bread, and non-perishable items. The volunteer will be responsible for some or all duties pertaining to restocking product on shelves, cleaning the area, and organizing fresh produce/food when agencies visit.

Clerical Crew: This volunteer will arrive at Mid-South Food Bank at a designated sign-up time to assist in a pre-determined department based on current needs. Responsibilities can include but not limited to: filing, data entry, shredding, and other general office duties. This opportunity is available on an as-needed basis with the greatest need in October through December. Must be 18 y/o.

Donor Relations Phone Call Crew: This volunteer will arrive at Mid-South Food Bank at a designated sign-up time. The volunteer will be responsible for calling donors. Duties can include but not limited to event sign-ups, donor thank-you calls, recurring donation update/sign up, or general donor cultivation. Training will be given upon arrival and a packet will be provided before the volunteer date. Must be 18 y/o.

Special Events Crew: This volunteer will arrive at a pre-determined location based on sign-up. The volunteer’s duties will vary depending on the event. Most special events include food drives where a volunteer can be expected to hold marketing signs and encourage local giving. These events are often outdoors. More information can be found in the sign-up description.

Diaper Bank Packing Crew: This volunteer will arrive at Mid-South Food Bank at a designated sign-up time to help pack diapers/period supplies for our network of Partner Agencies. The volunteer will be responsible for some or all duties pertaining to packing diapers/period supplies. This includes inspecting the product, packing it for distribution, and cleaning the designated work area. 

Diaper Mobile Pantry Crew: This volunteer will arrive at a local partner agency and help distribute diapers, pads, wipes, and other baby-related items to individuals and families in need. The volunteer will be responsible for some or all duties pertaining to the Mobile Pantry. This can include bagging items, placing items in vehicles, breaking down boxes, directing cars in traffic, and greeting families.

Regular ongoing volunteer opportunities are not available on these holidays: New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the day following Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

 

All volunteer opportunities

Volunteer COVID-19 FAQ’s

I would love to volunteer at Mid-South Food Bank. How do I sign up?

Volunteer opportunities can be viewed and registered for on VOMO.

Is there a minimum age to sign up for volunteer opportunities?

For safety purposes, all MSFB volunteers must be ten years of age. Volunteers younger than 15 must be accompanied by someone at least 15 years of age. Chaperones must participate in the volunteer activity as seating is not available in the lobby for the duration of the volunteer activity. There are some opportunities that require volunteers to be older. This will be visible on VOMO.

There aren’t any opportunities listed for the date that I would like to visit.

The volunteer opportunities are tasked based and given to us directly from various MSFB departments. As it is difficult to predict when these tasks are available, opportunities will be posted on a weekly basis.

Are you accepting volunteer groups?

To ensure proper social distancing guidelines are taking place, we are limiting the number of volunteers in the Volunteer Hub to a maximum of 20. Please contact Volunteer Services at 901.3730.400 or volunteer@midsouthfoodbank.org

What are you doing to keep volunteers safe from COVID-19?

We will be following social distancing guidelines. Families who live together will be able to work closer together. Masks are required as per local law. Masks will be available for those who do not have them. The work area and equipment are sanitized on a consistent basis. Volunteers will be required to complete a health screen and temperature check prior to their shift.

Will there be after-hours opportunities available?

As of now, after-hour volunteer opportunities are limited. If available, they will be posted on VOMO.

I still have questions.

We would be delighted to help! Please contact Volunteer Services at 901.373.0400 or volunteer@midsouthfoodbank.org

 

Volunteer Sign-Up Form