Feeding America San Diego relies on the support of over 13,000 volunteers annually to help make it possible to distribute over 22 million pounds of food each year. Thank you for your interest in volunteering and making it possible for us to continue to fight hunger in San Diego. 

Dresscode Reminders

•Close-toed shoes are required. Tennis shoes or running shoes work great!

 •The Distribution Center is neither cooled nor heated – we urge you to dress accordingly.

• Bringing work gloves is recommended, but not required. 

•Wear proper work clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.

•Leave valuables in your vehicle or at home. No jewelry.

•Please no horseplay in the warehouse.

 

Youth Volunteer Reminders

• All volunteers must be 6 years or older.

•Volunteers under 18 years need a paper waiver with a parent or guardian signature on their first volunteer shift.

•Volunteers under 16 years must have a parent or guardian sign up and attend with them.

•Each volunteer must be registered online. Parents can register their children just like they did themselves, using the same email address but a different user name.

 

Volunteer Group Reminders

If you would like information on volunteer opportunities for 10 or more volunteers, please visit here. 

If you are volunteering with an existing group, be sure to sign in with your unique join code provided ot your group. After you do your shift will change from 'reserved' or 'full' to the number of remaining available spaces.


Court Ordered Volunteer Reminders

All Court Ordered Volunteers must be cleared by the Volunteer Department prior to first volunteer shift. Contact the Volunteer Department at volunteersd@feedingamericasd.org with your request to volunteer as a Court Ordered Volunteer prior to your first scheduled volunteer shift. Hours will not be eligible for service letter prior to being approved by the Volunteer Department.

 

Make an Impact

Visit here to learn more about volunteer opportunities beyond the food sorting shifts, that provide support throughout our organization.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feedback?

Please contact the Volunteer Department by phone 858.768.7422 or email volunteersd@feedingamericasd.org

You can also visit www.feedingamericasd.org to learn more about making a difference in San Diego.

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Upcoming Events
Friday, January 1, 2016
Leadership Positions > In the Community
Friday, January 1, 6 am - Thursday, June 30, 12 pm (25.9 weeks)

Help support our Food Rescue Program by assisting FASD drivers in rescuing perishable food from our North County grocery partners, to be distributed to families facing hunger.

Leadership Positions > In the Community
Friday, January 1, 9 am - Thursday, June 30, 5 pm (25.9 weeks)

Help Feeding America San Diego promote the CalFresh program, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Volunteer will share information and raise awareness about CalFresh at food distributions in the community while engaging clients about food security.

Leadership Positions > In the Office
Friday, January 1, 9 am - Thursday, June 30, 5 pm (25.9 weeks)

Help support our Food & Fund Drive Program in a variety of ways including answering inquiries through email and phone, delivering food drive boxes to locations, helping process food drive donations and providing excellent customer service to our food drive donors.

Leadership Positions > In the Warehouse
Friday, January 1, 10 am - Thursday, June 30, 12 pm (25.9 weeks)

Help Feeding America San Diego's Volunteer Program lead successful volunteer projects in a warehouse environment. Volunteer will help set up, execute, and clean up projects taking place throughout the Distribution Center.

Leadership Positions
Friday, January 1, 12:30 pm - Thursday, June 30, 1:30 pm (25.9 weeks)

Help support our Agency Mobile Marketplace to ensure that partner agencies of all sizes and distribution methods can access the produce that best meets the needs of the families they serve. Volunteer will assist FASD driver in weighing and recording product, and providing excellent customer service to partner agencies.

Monday, February 8, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Monday, February 8, 6 am - 1 pm (7 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Tuesday, February 9, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, February 9, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Food Rescue, BackPack Bag Decorating

(13 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, February 9, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

(9 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, February 9, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Wednesday, February 10, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Reserved
Distribution Center
Wednesday, February 10, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags

(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, February 10, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Bread Gleaning, BackPack Bags

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Thursday, February 11, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, February 11, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning

Reserved
Distribution Center
Thursday, February 11, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags, Bread Gleaning

Friday, February 12, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Friday, February 12, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Full
Distribution Center
Friday, February 12, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning, Label, Reclamation

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, February 13, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label

Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, February 13, 1 pm - 3 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Tuesday, February 16, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, February 16, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Food Rescue, BackPack Bag Decorating

(26 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, February 16, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

(7 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, February 16, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Wednesday, February 17, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Full
Distribution Center
Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags

(12 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, February 17, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Bread Gleaning, BackPack Bags

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Thursday, February 18, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, February 18, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning

(1 slot left)
In the Community > CalFresh Outreach
Thursday, February 18, 1 pm - 4 pm (3 hours)

Help greet families and support FASD staff at a CalFresh Outreach event located at the Bread of Life in Oceanside. This volunteer event does not take place at the Feeding America San Diego Distribution Center.

(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, February 18, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags, Bread Gleaning

Friday, February 19, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Friday, February 19, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Full
Distribution Center
Friday, February 19, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning, Label, Reclamation

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, February 20, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label

Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, February 20, 1 pm - 3 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label

Monday, February 22, 2016
(2 slots left)
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Monday, February 22, 6 am - 1 pm (7 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Tuesday, February 23, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, February 23, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Food Rescue, BackPack Bag Decorating

(4 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, February 23, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

Reserved
Distribution Center
Tuesday, February 23, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Wednesday, February 24, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

(17 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags

(50 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, February 24, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Bread Gleaning, BackPack Bags

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Thursday, February 25, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Reserved
Distribution Center
Thursday, February 25, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning

(15 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, February 25, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags, Bread Gleaning

Friday, February 26, 2016
Full
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Friday, February 26, 6 am - 12 pm (6 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Full
Distribution Center
Friday, February 26, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning, Label, Reclamation

Monday, February 29, 2016
(2 slots left)
In the Community > Distribution Support > Driver Ridealongs
Monday, February 29, 6 am - 1 pm (7 hours)

Assist a FASD Driver in rescuing food from our North County grocery partners. Meet at FASD warehouse and ride with driver to complete North County Food Rescue Route (transportation to stores included).

Must be on time- Drivers leave at exactly 6:00am and are unable to wait for late arrivals. 

Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

VOLUNTEERS CHECK IN AT THE BACK ENTRANCE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER (look for FASD trucks). 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
(20 slots left)
Leadership Positions
Tuesday, March 22, 6 pm - 7:30 pm (1.5 hours)

The Leadership Information Session is designed to further educate new and current volunteers about Feeding America San Diego and how to apply for leadership opportunities within the organization. 

Receive an in-depth tour of our Distribution Center, learn about current volunteer opportunities beyond food sorting shifts, and have the ability to apply or interview for some roles.