For your safety, we require closed-toe and closed-heel shoes for all volunteer projects. We recommend clothes that are comfortable, and ones that you don’t mind if they get a little dirty. It can be cold in our warehouse, so it is a good idea to dress in layers.
What if I need to cancel?
We understand that circumstances do come up and that you may need to cancel. We just ask that you let us know as soon as possible by calling us at 503-581-3855 or emailing .
Can I complete court mandated community service at Marion Polk Food Share?
Yes, we may be able to accommodate you based on shift availability. Contact the volunteer manager at 503-581-3855 for more information.
Do I need to make an ongoing commitment?
There is no need to make an ongoing commitment to volunteer. If you would like to make a regular commitment, we can always use help in Food Recovery, or with daily food pick-ups at our partner grocery outlets. Additionally, we need drivers to pick up food barrels from area businesses during the holidays and following major food drives.
Can you accommodate volunteers with disabilities?
Yes we can. However, we encourage you to contact the volunteer department to discuss any accommodations you might need so we can make sure your experience is enjoyable.
Can I bring a school class or scout troop?
Of course. We love to host student and youth groups for service learning projects. The two-hour shift will include hands-on food repacking, education about hunger, and information about ways that young people can get involved.
Can children volunteer?
Yes. We welcome and encourage children to volunteer. Youth 15 and under need to volunteer with an adult.
Do I need to sign up in advance?
Yes, all volunteers need to sign up in advance. We plan projects and assign staff based on the number of volunteers scheduled. If you would like additional information, contact us at 503-581-3855 or .