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If you’ve got time and interest, we have volunteer jobs that may be just what you're looking for! Fighting hunger is hard work and can be very rewarding. We couldn’t accomplish what we do in the community without our dedicated volunteers. We're always looking for people to join the team and help us battle in the fight against hunger in Josephine County!
The following volunteer jobs are described below. Not all positions are available all the time, but don't let that discourage you. We can use your help! If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call and we can discuss the volunteer position you are interested in.
General Warehouse | Raptor Creek Farm | Gleaning Projects
Fresh Alliance Assistant | Events | Administration
Volunteer Application Volunteer Manual
Raptor Creek Farm at the Josephine County Food Bank is always looking for a few good gardeners to come to the aid of their community…well, perhaps not so dramatic but we are always looking for volunteers.
The garden is a volunteer-run project and we are always looking for interested people who don’t mind getting their hands dirty to come out and help harvest, weed and do maintenance in the garden. Volunteers are welcome Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 am to noon.
One of the best ways to get involved is to host a food drive! Food drives account for around 25% of the food that we distribute and that food is raised locally in our communities in Josephine County.
Food drives come in all shapes and sizes. There are no minimum requirements to organize one. All food drives help the cause and all food drives are appreciated. Here are several ways to help you generate creative ways to collect food.
Hold a Party or Event - Discount the admission price with donated cans of food.
Advertising a Raffle or Prize - Offer an additional ticket entry for every time someone brought food to your drive.
Competition and Challenges - Having a friendly competition between departments or a challenge with other businesses similar to your own can create a “buzz” in the media.
Have a “special” event - A walk-a-thon or another activity where you have sponsors that back you financially to fund food purchases - win or lose, the benefits are for hungry families.
Green Bag Coordinator - Go door to door and let your neighbors know about the need in your community.
Organizations and “public” areas - Organize food drives in your workplace, church, school, stores, and high traffic areas are helpful.
Tell the media about your event - If you are having a community event, tell the local papers, radio stations, and service clubs. Get them involved if you can. Many will provide PSA announcements for you.
BACKYARD GARDEN HELP
The Plant-A-Row program has been a tremendous source of fresh produce for the Food Bank for many years. It’s pretty simple: if you have a garden in your backyard or have some extra rows that you just can’t eat, pick the produce and bring it on down to the warehouse during our business hours at: 3658 Upper River Road, Grants Pass. We can even provide you with receipts for the value donated (for tax purposes) and keep a running total of what you’ve donated so you can measure the difference you made in fighting hunger in our community.
Every vegetable and fruit helps because no one should be hungry.
The JoCo Gleaning Project is a small group of people dedicated to reducing fruit loss and feeding people. Our season starts around August as the first apples ripen. We travel within 10 mills of Grants Pass.
Please contact us if you or your company would like to be a part of this growing team of gleaners.
We recruit growers who have trees and produce in July through September. We also recruit harvest pickers in August. This program is sponsored by the Ashland Food-Coop and we harvested over 4,000 lbs. in 2020. Contact us for more details.