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Volunteer

We’re always in need of volunteers at all levels of commitment and ability

Step One

Register with Houston Food Bank

Step Two

Complete our Volunteer Form

Volunteer FAQ

Special Needs?

Just let us know! If you require any special accommodations just let us know before your volunteer shift so we can plan accordingly.

Group Size?

We’ve found that 8 tends to be the ideal group size- but variations are welcome. Group sizes need to be confirmed at least one week prior, so please make sure all of your participants have registered. 

How to Dress?

No open-toed shoes are allowed in the warehouse or kitchen. Smashed toes are no fun, so we strongly enforce this safety precaution. Dress casual and in layers to ensure you’re comfortable. 

Age Requirements?

For safety purposes all volunteers at the PORTWALL WAREHOUSE must be at least 8 years of age. Volunteers at the KEEGAN KITCHEN must be 19 years old Monday through Thursday, 14 years old Friday and Saturday.

Under The Age of 18?

All volunteers under the age of 18 also need to complete a Youth Volunteer Consent Form and bring it with to their volunteer shift signed by their parent or guardian.

How Many Adults?

A ratio of 1 adult for every 10 minors is required. If you find you cannot meet this requirement we will reschedule your volunteer shift.

Scheduling Conflict?

Your volunteer shift directly feeds hungry neighbors. If you are going to be late or need to leave early, we ask that you schedule an alternate volunteer shift. Please make every effort not to cancel as we plan our production based on your participation. We count on your generous donation of time to help us feed hungry neighbors. However, if there is an emergency and you need to cancel, please contact us as soon as possible.  

Will My Group Stay Together?

We will do our best to keep your entire group together, but depending on the ages of your group members, we may have to split your group into different projects.