From packing groceries to picking produce – we need your help!

Getting Started

The best way for individuals to start is to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Tour.

First Tuesdays at our Client Services Center
3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
220 Thurston Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98501

CANCELLED for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – Third Tuesdays at our Warehouse & Distribution Center
3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
2260 Mottman Rd SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

You can still volunteer during the COVID-19 emergency.  Your help is needed now more than ever. Call or email us for details.

If you would like to volunteer for a specific event, for a short time, or would like to bring a large group, please contact us with the particulars. Call (360) 352-8597 ext. 107 or Email us at volunteers@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org

What Do Volunteers Do at the Food Bank?

We have a variety of volunteer tasks available, from food sorting and delivery, to office support, to facility and equipment maintenance. For more details, check out What Do Volunteers Do at TCFB?

When Can I Volunteer?

Volunteers are scheduled Monday through Friday for daytime shifts, two evenings a month and at other times to support special programs and events.

Families & Groups Volunteering at the Food Bank

Families and groups of all sizes have numerous opportunities to support our programs during the week and on the weekends. Our biggest events occur in November, December, January and May with additional projects throughout the year. Groups are encouraged to contact the Food Bank to get more information.

Who can Volunteer?

The Food Bank has various tasks for individuals of all ages. Students and youth age 12 and older may volunteer without parental or custodial supervision. Youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Students needing class/school community service hours may volunteer during the school year, and during Spring, Summer and Winter Breaks. Follow the “Getting Started” information above.

Volunteers Are our Foundation

Volunteers established the food bank in 1965 and they have been the foundation of our success ever since. There is an ever present awareness to serve those in need, in the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. In 2016, over 11,000 volunteers supported our programs.

Working to end hunger in our community