Feeding America San Diego relies on the support of over 10,000 volunteers annually to help make it possible to distribute over 25 million meals 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

•The Distribution Center is a working warehouse, 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.
•Please no horseplay in the warehouse.

If a Shift is "Full" or "Reserved"

That means we have plenty of volunteers scheduled to complete all of our projects. Volunteer spaces are available on a first come basis, and once a shift is "full" or "reserved" we are unable to accomodate additional volunteers to avoid overcrowding. Please check back, as we open additional volunteer spaces on a monthly basis. 

 

Youth Volunteer Reminders

-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.

-All volunteers must be 6 years or older to enter Distribution Center.

-Volunteers under 16 must have a parent or guardian sign up to volunteer with them.

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

Group Volunteer Reminders

If you are volunteering with a group be sure to sign in with your unique join code. After you do your shift will change from "reserved" or "full" to available for sign up until there are no more spaces left. 

For more information on how to request a volunteer event for a group of 10 or more volunteers visit Groups


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.

 

Want to volunteer beyond the Food Sorting shifts?

We have Leadership Opportunities including Team Leader, Ambassador, Office Volunteers, Internships and more.

Sign up for our next Leadership Orientation on either Thursday, February 19th from 10:30am-12:00pm or Thursday, February 19th from 6pm- 7:30pm to learn more.

Also visit here for more info >> Leadership

 

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
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 3, 5:30 am - 12:15 pm (6.75 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 5:35am.

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

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, THANK YOU!

Special Event
Tuesday, March 3, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (6.00 hours)

Ambassador Opportunity!

 

Not an Ambassador? Visit http://feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/leadership-opportunities/ to learn more.

 

Attend the 3rd Annual Community Service Fair at San Diego State University. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd from 8:30am to 2:30pm in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. Meet eager SDSU students and update them about Feeding America San Diego and any upcoming community service/volunteer opportunities.

 

 

 

Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(5 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 3, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 am - 12:15 pm (6.75 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 5:35am.

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

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, THANK YOU!

(18 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 4, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 4, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 5, 5:30 am - 12:15 pm (6.75 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 5:35am.

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

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, THANK YOU!

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 5, 10 am - 12 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Produce Gleaning, Repack

(4 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 5, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Friday, March 6, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Friday, March 6, 5:30 am - 12:15 pm (6.75 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 5:35am.

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

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, THANK YOU!

Reserved
Distribution Center
Friday, March 6, 10 am - 12 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Reclamation, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 7, 9 am - 11 am (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label, BackPack
Bags

Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 7, 1 pm - 3 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label, BackPack Bags

Monday, March 9, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Monday, March 9, 5:30 am - 12:15 pm (6.75 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 5:35am.

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

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, THANK YOU!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 am - 12:15 pm (6.75 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 5:35am.

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

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, THANK YOU!

Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Full
Distribution (Offsite)
Tuesday, March 10, 3 pm - 6 pm (3.00 hours)

Interested in volunteering at a food distribution on Tuesdays biweekly from 3pm- 6pm in City Heights? 

Visit www.feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/regular-opportunities to learn how to apply for this regular volunteer opportunity!

See "City Heights Partner Agency Support Volunteer" position for details on how to apply. 

You can also email volunteersd@feedingamericasd.org with any questions. Thank you!

(5 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 10, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 am - 12:15 pm (6.75 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 5:35am.

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

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, THANK YOU!

Full
Distribution (Offsite)
Wednesday, March 11, 11 am - 1 pm (2.00 hours)

Volunteers will help parents and children choose nutritious food to take home to supplement the food these children typically rely on from schools, at a School Pantry distribution in the City Heights neighborhood.

Volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application in order to attend this volunteer opportunity. Visit http://feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/regular-opportunities/ to learn more about the School Pantry Volunteer position and how to apply.

(11 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 11, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(3 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 11, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Thursday, March 12, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 12, 5:30 am - 12:15 pm (6.75 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 5:35am.

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

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, THANK YOU!

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 12, 10 am - 12 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Produce Gleaning, Repack

(17 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 12, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Friday, March 13, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Friday, March 13, 5:30 am - 12:15 pm (6.75 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 5:35am.

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

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIFT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, THANK YOU!

Reserved
Distribution Center
Friday, March 13, 10 am - 12 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Reclamation, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 14, 9 am - 11 am (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label, BackPack
Bags

Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 14, 1 pm - 3 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label, BackPack Bags

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
(29 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 17, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(44 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 17, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
(7 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 18, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(16 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 18, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 19, 10 am - 12 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 19, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Friday, March 20, 2015
Reserved
Distribution Center
Friday, March 20, 10 am - 12 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Reclamation, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 21, 9 am - 11 am (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label, BackPack
Bags

Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 21, 1 pm - 3 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label, BackPack Bags

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 24, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Full
Distribution (Offsite)
Tuesday, March 24, 3 pm - 6 pm (3.00 hours)

Interested in volunteering at a food distribution on Tuesdays biweekly from 3pm- 6pm in City Heights? 

Visit www.feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/regular-opportunities to learn how to apply for this regular volunteer opportunity!

See "City Heights Partner Agency Support Volunteer" position for details on how to apply. 

You can also email volunteersd@feedingamericasd.org with any questions. Thank you!

Reserved
Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 24, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Full
Distribution (Offsite)
Wednesday, March 25, 11 am - 1 pm (2.00 hours)

Volunteers will help parents and children choose nutritious food to take home to supplement the food these children typically rely on from schools, at a School Pantry distribution in the City Heights neighborhood.

Volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application in order to attend this volunteer opportunity. Visit http://feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/regular-opportunities/ to learn more about the School Pantry Volunteer position and how to apply.

Reserved
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 25, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(38 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, March 25, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 26, 10 am - 12 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Produce Gleaning, Repack

(19 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 26, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects may include: dusting, mopping, sanitizing, or repainting.

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, March 26, 6 pm - 8 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Friday, March 27, 2015
Reserved
Distribution Center
Friday, March 27, 10 am - 12 pm (2.00 hours)

Projects include: Reclamation, Produce Gleaning, Repack

(13 slots left)
Distribution Center
Friday, March 27, 1 pm - 4 pm (3.00 hours)

Help setup volunteer projects and information tables for our Nutrition Day Open House!

Saturday, March 28, 2015
(12 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 28, 9 am - 11 am (2.00 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We are encouraging all volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(19 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 28, 9:15 am - 11:15 am (2.00 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We are encouraging all volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(17 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 28, 9:30 am - 11:30 am (2.00 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We are encouraging all volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(12 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 28, 9:45 am - 11:45 am (2.00 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We are encouraging all volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(16 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 28, 10 am - 12 pm (2.00 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We are encouraging all volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(5 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, March 28, 11 am - 12:30 pm (1.50 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We are encouraging all volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Full
Distribution (Offsite)
Wednesday, April 29, 11 am - 1 pm (2.00 hours)

Volunteers will help parents and children choose nutritious food to take home to supplement the food these children typically rely on from schools, at a School Pantry distribution in the City Heights neighborhood.

Volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application in order to attend this volunteer opportunity. Visit http://feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/regular-opportunities/ to learn more about the School Pantry Volunteer position and how to apply.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Full
Distribution (Offsite)
Wednesday, May 13, 11 am - 1 pm (2.00 hours)

Volunteers will help parents and children choose nutritious food to take home to supplement the food these children typically rely on from schools, at a School Pantry distribution in the City Heights neighborhood.

Volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application in order to attend this volunteer opportunity. Visit http://feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/regular-opportunities/ to learn more about the School Pantry Volunteer position and how to apply.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Full
Distribution (Offsite)
Wednesday, May 27, 11 am - 1 pm (2.00 hours)

Volunteers will help parents and children choose nutritious food to take home to supplement the food these children typically rely on from schools, at a School Pantry distribution in the City Heights neighborhood.

Volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application in order to attend this volunteer opportunity. Visit http://feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/regular-opportunities/ to learn more about the School Pantry Volunteer position and how to apply.