Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I become a volunteer at Josephine County Food Bank?
Becoming a volunteer is easy! Simply visit our Volunteer Opportunities page and create a volunteer account online. Once we receive your information, our team will reach out to discuss available opportunities that align with your interests and schedule.

2. What types of volunteer opportunities are available?
We offer a variety of volunteer roles, including sorting and packing food in our warehouse, assisting with community outreach programs, working outside on Raptor Creek Farm, supporting events, and more. Whether you prefer a hands-on approach or want to contribute your skills in other ways, we have a role that suits you.

3. How much time do I need to commit as a volunteer?
We understand that everyone has different schedules. We offer flexible volunteer opportunities to accommodate your availability. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or want to dedicate more time to a specific project, we appreciate every contribution.

4. Can I volunteer with friends or family?
Absolutely! Volunteering is a great way to bond with others while making a positive impact. Feel free to sign up with friends, family, or colleagues. Once registered on our volunteer platform, you can coordinate shifts with other volunteers.

5. Do I need any special skills to volunteer?
No special skills are required. We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and experiences. Training will be provided for specific roles, and our team is always available to support you as you contribute to our mission.

6. Can I volunteer if I have a physical limitation or disability?
Absolutely! We strive to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all volunteers. Please let us know about any specific accommodations you may need in your application, and we’ll work with you to find a suitable role.

7. Can I volunteer for a specific event only?
Yes, you can! If you’re interested in volunteering for a specific event, indicate your preference through our online portal or contact Patrice at (541) 479-5556 or We’ll coordinate with you to ensure you’re involved in the events that match your availability and interests.

8. How do I track my volunteer hours?
We use a simple and user-friendly online system to track your volunteer hours. When you register through our online portal, you’ll receive clear instructions on how to log your time, making it easy for you to keep a record of your valuable contributions. Warehouse and office volunteers will manually clock in on a tablet at our front desk when they begin and end their shifts.

9. Can I volunteer remotely?
While some roles require on-site participation, we may have remote opportunities available, especially for certain projects or administrative tasks. Feel free to discuss your interest in remote volunteering during your application process.

10. What should I do if I have more questions?
If you have additional questions or need further clarification, don’t hesitate to reach out to Patrice, our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, at or call our office at (541) 479-5556. We’re here to support you throughout your volunteer journey.

Thank you for considering volunteering with Josephine County Food Bank! Your commitment to our cause is truly appreciated. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against hunger.