Other Opportunities

We have plenty of exciting volunteer opportunities outside of the Food Share’s warehouse! You can help serve community members by working at a Food Share partner pantry near you, getting your hands dirty in a community garden, delivering grocery boxes, helping out with a food drive, and more.

Partner Pantries

Volunteering with one of Marion Polk Food Share’s Partner Pantries is a great way to make a direct impact on hunger in our community. Volunteers can help unload food, restock shelves, and maintain day-to-day operations with an opportunity to build relationships with neighbors and work to address hunger.

Agencies have different volunteer needs and can be contacted directly about volunteer requirements. Visit our Get Help page to find a pantry near you.

Community Gardens and Youth Farm (seasonal)

Gardening can be an enriching experience for families and individuals to learn sustainable practices, understand their local climate, and support their own food supply. Community garden volunteers and volunteer groups enjoy seasonal opportunities working alongside dedicated garden coordinators and local gardeners.

Home Grocery Delivery

The Home Grocery Delivery program is a vital service for providing fresh, nutritious foods to neighbors who aren’t able to seek help at their local pantry. Volunteers drive an assigned route and deliver shelf-stable and refrigerated foods to homes in Salem and Keizer. Volunteer shifts are available once a week and generally take 1-2 hours to complete.

All Home Grocery Delivery volunteers attend a new driver training and must consent to a background check to deliver food. Information for the background check will be collected during the training. All that is required is a current Driver’s License.

Get Started

To get started as a Food Share volunteer, please fill out our online application. If you would like to learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 503-581-3855 or email .

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