Volunteer Opportunities

We Need
Volunteers

Food banks across the country are experiencing a shortage of volunteers due to COVID.
Tri-State Food Bank has an urgent need for weekday volunteers!
Masks are required in the Volunteer Center and volunteers are encouraged to socially distance while volunteering.
Please click below to see our calendar of events.

View Opportunities or Sign Up to Volunteer

Please click the "SIGN UP NOW" button below to view our volunteer opportunities and sign up for your preferred time slot.

Volunteers are required to sign up online prior to their volunteer shift.

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Volunteer

Volunteering is a work of HEART. Become a part of the team that feeds over 112,000 Tri-State residents each year! Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals 8 years of age and older. Each volunteer must create their own unique account with a username and password.

Please click the "SIGN UP NOW" button to find available volunteer opportunities and register.

To reserve spots for a business or community group please contact us using the form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What will I be doing?

    Volunteers participate in various activities during Tri-State Food Bank's regular business hours and two Saturday's per month. Activities will vary based on distribution dates and product availability. Most of our volunteer opportunities require standing throughout the shift and include projects such as:

    • • Packing bags for the Weekend BackPack Program
    • • Packing senior meal boxes
    • • Packing bags or boxes for Mobile Food Distributions
    • • Sorting donated food items
    • • Taping labels to unmarked cans
    • • General cleaning in the Volunteer Center.

    Check out our Sign Up page here.

    Other opportunities throughout the year include:

    General Cleaning: It’s important that our facility maintain a high level of cleanliness – it keeps the food safe! Sweeping, mopping, dusting and emptying trash are extremely important jobs in both our warehouse and office building.

    Office: Occasionally there is a need for help with bulk mailing, data entry, filing and special projects such as folding mail and stuffing envelopes for mailing.

    Special Events: We have special events throughout the year on various days and times that require volunteer help such as food drives, special events, our Holiday Giveaway, Ham & Turkey drives, the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, and many more!

  • What are your volunteer days and hours?

    We need volunteers year-round, both in our warehouse and in our office. Our volunteer shifts are:

    Weekdays
    • • Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • • Mon-Fri, 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Two Saturdays Per Month - Typically the First and Third Saturday of each Month
    • • Sat, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    For a current list of volunteer openings, check out our Sign Up page here.

  • Will I need to be present for the entire volunteer shift?

    No, you do not need to be present for the entire volunteer shift. However, for our scheduling purposes, we do ask that you commit to at least 90 minutes of volunteer work. If you know you will be arriving late or leaving early for your selected shift please let us know by submitting the contact form below:

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  • What are the volunteer age requirements?

    Minimum Volunteer Age - with a parent or guardian present: 8 years old

    Minimum Volunteer Age - without a parent or guardian present: 14 years old

    *Volunteers ages 14-17 must have written consent from a parent or guardian, a printable waiver is available by clicking or tapping here.

  • What should I wear?

    A face mask that covers your nose and mouth. For the safety of our volunteers amid the coronavirus pandemic, face masks are required in the volunteer center and volunteer waiting area. If you do not have a face mask, a disposable face mask will be provided. (Update 8/2/2021)

    Dress Code – Shoes must have closed-toes and heels. No flip-flops, sandals, clogs, or mules are allowed in the Volunteer Center Warehouse. Casual pants or mid-thigh shorts. Shirts must have a minimum of short sleeves - no sleeveless shirts, no midriff showing, the shirt must cover the entire back when bending over.

  • What should I do if this is my first time volunteering?

    Click on the "SIGN UP" button above to create an account, please note that each volunteer must have their own user account with a unique password and email address. You will receive an email confirming your account upon completion.

    Adults will need to accept the electronic waiver prior to signing up for a shift. Youth ages 8 - 17 years old must bring in the Minor Waiver form signed by a parent or guardian. Minor Waiver Here

    If you do not have access to a printer, we will have copies of the Minor Waiver form available before the volunteer shift begins.

  • What should I do when I arrive?

    • • Follow the signs to the volunteer center parking area. We are located at 2504 Lynch Road, Evansville, IN 47711.
    • • Enter through the CenterPoint Volunteer Center Entrance.
    • • Check in with our Office Assistant, Kimberly Thomas to get signed in.

    Please note that the following items are not allowed in the Volunteer Center Warehouse:

    • • Cell phones
    • • Food items brought in by volunteers
    • • Beverages (Except for bottled water with a lid provided by Tri-State Food Bank.)
    • • Bags or backpacks
    • • Unworn jackets

    A limited number of lockers are available for cell phones, jackets, bags, etc.

  • Are food and beverages allowed in the volunteer center?

    No. Food and beverages are not allowed inside the volunteer center.

    However, food and beverages are welcome in the volunteer waiting area outside of the volunteer center. Free water is provided by our volunteer supervisor. We also have a soft drink vending machine in the volunteer waiting area.

  • How can I schedule a group volunteer day for my business or organization?

    Please contact our Donor Relations Manager, Mardi File at: (812) 303-3590 or submit the contact form below:

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  • How can I schedule a group volunteer day for my business or organization?

    Please contact our Donor Relations Manager, Mardi File at: (812) 303-3590 or submit the contact form below:

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  • What if I need my volunteer hours to be tracked for community service purposes?

    Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Kimberly Thomas at (812) 303-3585 or submit the contact form below:

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  • Who should I contact if I have other questions?

    Please contact our Donor Relations Manager, Mardi File at (812) 303-3590 or submit the contact form below:

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  • How do I sign up?

    Click the following link to view our volunteer opportunities, create an account and reserve a volunteer spot:

    https://tristatefoodbank.volunteerhub.com/

COVID-19 NOTICE: To ensure your safety and that of other volunteers, staff and the community, please review the following questions before your volunteer shift.

  • Have you traveled outside of the United States in the last 14 days, including a cruise to any destination?
  • Have you experienced any respiratory symptoms such as congestion, cough, sore throat or fever in the last 72 hours?
  • Have you had any contact with someone who has recently tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we ask that you refrain from volunteering for at least 14 days.