Volunteer at a Mobile Pantry

One of our biggest volunteer needs is support at Mobile Pantry distributions. We need help at all Mobile Pantry locations, but especially in our more rural areas. Check out our Mobile Pantry volunteer calendar (updated monthly) and register for a shift today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Before signing up to volunteer, read the important information and instructions provided in our FAQ's.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Food Bank. We have weekday and weekend volunteer opportunities—perfect for individuals and groups—helping prepare food donations for distribution and distributing food at mobile food pantries.

We have new health and safety processes (including volunteer eligibility requirements) in place to keep our volunteers, staff, and clients safe. Before signing up to volunteer, please review the important information and instructions provided in our Frequently Asked Questions here.

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  • Volunteer at a Mobile Food Pantry

    Connect with Central Texans all over our service area at a mobile food pantry distribution. You'll help distribute food and provide cheerful service to clients, and assist with set-up and teardown at the distribution site.

  • Volunteer in our Warehouse

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at how donated food gets from the community to Central Texans in need. You'll inspect, sort, clean, box and prepare donations for distribution.

  • Volunteer in our Community Kitchen

    Help make a difference in the lives of thousands of Central Texans by working with our kitchen staff to support our on-site food preparation for multiple meal programs, including Kid's™ Cafe and Summer Meals.

  • Volunteer in our Garden

    Seeking a rigorous outdoor volunteer experience? Come help empower your community as you assist our gardener by shoveling compost, pulling weeds, harvesting produce, and other hands-on needs.

  • On-Site Pantry Volunteer

    The Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) is looking for volunteers for our onsite food pantry who can provide one-on-one, direct assistance to clients receiving “Food for Tomorrow”.

  • Transcription Volunteer

    The Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) is looking for transcription volunteers to help our Strategic Insights team. Supervised by the Food Bank’s Research Manager, volunteers will transcribe recorded audio conversations from Community Needs Assessments into written text.