Our volunteers come from religious groups, families, businesses, schools, civic groups, and as individuals. We have opportunities for adults, teenagers, and those as young as 10 years old can start giving back to their community. Description of our Volunteer Opportunities is located to the right.
You can attend one of our Orientations to find out more information about the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and how to get involved. Orientations are regularly held twice weekly.
Our regular open hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Wednesday 5:30pm.
We have one time service projects such as Food For Life, Food 4 Kidz, Bonus Bag Pack, Kids on the Go, and Group Sorting. These opportunities do not require Orientation. Once you fill out a volunteer application or family/group application, you can sign up for events by clicking on “Volunteer Sign-up” located on the right.
Our weekly opportunities that require Orientation are the Warehouse-food sorting and stocking shelves, Mobile Food Pantry, and Garden. Orientations are about an hour and occur twice per week, contact the Volunteer Services Manager for upcoming dates.
The age limit is 14 years for all projects; for our events that take place on every first Saturday of the month the age limit is 10 years old. All children 10-13 years must have an adult present. Children younger than 14 years need to have an adult fill out the Group/Family application. Youth ages 14+ not part of a group must provide a Youth Consent Form available on the webpage for printout.
For groups there must be one responsible adult present for every five youth 10 – 15 years; and one adult for every seven youth 16 – 17 years. A responsible adult must fill out the group/family application for youth groups.
For Community Service we only accept traffic violation charges. You will need to provide proof of your charge or court mandate. If this information is not provided at the beginning, we will not provide you confirmation of completion.
Dress Policy: Sneakers and work boots are the only acceptable footwear option (no flip flops or sandals); no tank tops or sleeveless shirts; shorts must be at the knee length, no mini-skirts or bicycle bottoms of any length. Dress to the weather, most events take place in a warehouse.
Please read our Volunteer Handbook as you will be asked to agree with the content within your application. Volunteers under 18 years must provide Youth Consent Form prior to volunteering.
Manager of Volunteer Services
(540) 371-7666 ext 133