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Volunteer Opportunities 

The Josephine County Food Bank thrives on the support of our volunteers. Our mission is only possible through the hard work and support of our volunteers, who generously donate their time and energy to ensure that our community has access to healthy food. We have a variety of opportunities available for individuals of all ages and experiences. Join us in the fight against hunger today! 

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Getting Started as a Volunteer

Please register below to volunteer as an individual or as a group. After you register, you will receive email updates about future volunteer needs and can self-schedule your volunteer shifts online. 

Please sign and complete our waiver before your first volunteer shift. 

Paper applications can be downloaded here, or picked up at our offices. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Warehouse Sorting and Packing

We need volunteers to help sort and inspect food donations, and pack boxes for our pop-up pantries. These volunteer shifts happen in our warehouse on the main JCFB campus. You may be sorting through fresh produce or shelf-table items from retail partners, as well as packing and assembling food boxes. 

Raptor Creek Farm

Help grow food for our community! Raptor Creek Farm provides fresh produce to our local pantries year-round and free of charge. Volunteers assist farm staff with all operations on the farm. 

Weeding, prepping soil, harvesting, and sowing seed are examples of some of our projects. 

Food Demos

Help us teach fresh, healthy recipes from items found in a food box. We conduct live demonstrations at pantries throughout Josephine County. If you love cooking, this is the volunteering job for you!

Special Events and Outreach

Do you love interacting with your community? Does talking to people excite you? We are always in need of volunteers for special events like food drives and community outreach!

Mobile Markets 

We run two pop-up pantries in the communities of Wolf Creek and Kerby. We are looking to add several more distribution locations in the next year. We need volunteers to help with food distribution at these events. 

Host a Food Drive

Food drives are a fun and engaging way to show your support for our neighbors in need. Whether you are interested in hosting a traditional food drive or taking it digital with a peer-to-peer fundraiser, you're putting meals on the tables of those who need it the most. 

Grants Pass Food Project 

Become a neighborhood coordinator or help sort food during pickup days.

On the second Saturday of every even month—our Neighborhood Coordinators pick up bags of healthy, nonperishable food that neighbors have left outside their front doors. They leave empty green bags for next time and take all the food to the Josephine County Food Bank. It’s that easy!

Corporate Volunteering

Strengthen your relationships with our community while building team dynamics! Team volunteering is a great team-building exercise that makes an immediate impact on the lives of our hungry neighbors. 

For more information, please contact Patrice Hanlon at, or call 541-479-5556.

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