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

-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.

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.

Hours will not be eligible for service letter prior to being approved by the Volunteer Department.

 

Want to volunteer beyond the Food Sorting shifts?

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.  Sign up for our next Leadership Info Session on Wednesday, August 12th from 6pm-7:30pm to learn more.

 

See current leadership volunteer positions by visiting:

www.feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/leadership-opportunities

www.feedingamericasd.org/get-involved/volunteer/regular-opportunities

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, August 4, 2015
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 4, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 4, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 4, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 5, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Reserved
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 5, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(20 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 5, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 6, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 6, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 6, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Friday, August 7, 2015
Reserved
Distribution Center
Friday, August 7, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Reclamation, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, August 8, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

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

Monday, August 10, 2015
(2 slots left)
Distribution Center
Monday, August 10, 5:30 am - 1 pm (7.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Full
Distribution Center
Monday, August 10, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Monday Morning Food Sorting projects include: Sorting food donated through Food Rescue program. Click the event name for a more detailed description.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 11, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Reserved
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 11, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(6 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 11, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 12, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

(3 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 12, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(2 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 12, 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.  

Reserved
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 12, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Thursday, August 13, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 13, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 13, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Reserved
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 13, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Friday, August 14, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Friday, August 14, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Reclamation, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, August 15, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

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

Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, August 15, 1 pm - 3 pm (2 hours)

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

Monday, August 17, 2015
(2 slots left)
Distribution Center
Monday, August 17, 5:30 am - 1 pm (7.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Full
Distribution Center
Monday, August 17, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Monday Morning Food Sorting projects include: Sorting food donated through Food Rescue program. Click the event name for a more detailed description.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 18, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

(5 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 18, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(3 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 18, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 19, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Reserved
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 19, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(12 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 19, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 20, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 20, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Produce Gleaning, Repack

(5 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 20, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Friday, August 21, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Friday, August 21, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Reclamation, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Reserved
Distribution (Offsite)
Friday, August 21, 10:30 am - 12 pm (1.5 hours)

Field Trip Opportunity for Regular Volunteers and their friends and family: Distributing food at our Senior Program site in Escondido.

This occurs once a month, as an opportunity for Regular Volunteers to directly distribute food to senior clients.

Full
Distribution Center
Friday, August 21, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Reclamation, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Full
Offsite Volunteer Events > Special Event: Ambassador Opport (Offsite)
Saturday, August 22, 7:30 am - 12 pm (4.5 hours)

Help answer questions about Feeding America San Diego and how to get involved at the National City Health and Wellness 5K at the Plaza Bonita Mall.

Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, August 22, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

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

Monday, August 24, 2015
(2 slots left)
Distribution Center
Monday, August 24, 5:30 am - 1 pm (7.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Full
Distribution Center
Monday, August 24, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Monday Morning Food Sorting projects include: Sorting food donated through Food Rescue program. Click the event name for a more detailed description.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 25, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

(2 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 25, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(12 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 25, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 26, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

(18 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 26, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

(11 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 26, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Thursday, August 27, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 27, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 27, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Produce Gleaning, Repack

(17 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, August 27, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Repack, Label

Friday, August 28, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Friday, August 28, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Reclamation, Produce Gleaning, Repack

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, August 29, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

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

Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, August 29, 1 pm - 3 pm (2 hours)

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

Monday, August 31, 2015
(1 slot left)
Distribution Center
Monday, August 31, 5:30 am - 12 pm (6.5 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 one time- Drivers leave at exactly 5:35am. Volunteers must be 18 years and older to attend.

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

Please do not sign up for this volunteer shift if you cannot attend, thank you!

Full
Distribution Center
Monday, August 31, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Monday Morning Food Sorting projects include: Sorting food donated through Food Rescue program. Click the event name for a more detailed description.

Monday, September 7, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Monday, September 7, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Monday Morning Food Sorting projects include: Sorting food donated through Food Rescue program. Click the event name for a more detailed description.

Monday, September 14, 2015
Full
Distribution Center
Monday, September 14, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Monday Morning Food Sorting projects include: Sorting food donated through Food Rescue program. Click the event name for a more detailed description.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Reserved
Distribution (Offsite)
Friday, September 18, 10:30 am - 12 pm (1.5 hours)

Field Trip Opportunity for Regular Volunteers and their friends and family: Distributing food at our Senior Program site in Escondido.

This occurs once a month, as an opportunity for Regular Volunteers to directly distribute food to senior clients.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
(3 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 19, 9 am - 11 am (2 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 encourage 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, September 19, 9:15 am - 11:15 am (2 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 encourage 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, September 19, 9:30 am - 11:30 am (2 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 encourage 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, September 19, 9:45 am - 11:45 am (2 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 encourage volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(3 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 19, 10 am - 12 pm (2 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 encourage volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 19, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (2 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 encourage volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

Friday, October 16, 2015
Reserved
Distribution (Offsite)
Friday, October 16, 10:30 am - 12 pm (1.5 hours)

Field Trip Opportunity for Regular Volunteers and their friends and family: Distributing food at our Senior Program site in Escondido.

This occurs once a month, as an opportunity for Regular Volunteers to directly distribute food to senior clients.