Q: What can I expect when volunteering with Feeding Northeast Florida?
A: You can expect to make a real difference! We’re committed to providing a first-class volunteer experience that is not limited to traditional food banking. As we grow, we will rely on volunteers to play key roles in operations, distribution, fundraising and keeping us innovative. All along the way, you will see your efforts will have an immediate and positive impact on the people who live in Northeast Florida.
Please not that all volunteer opportunities must be scheduled in advance. Our food sorting shifts take place in our distribution center located at 1116 Edgewood Avenue N., Units D&E, Jacksonville, FL 32205. Our distribution center is a warehouse environment. We require all volunteers to wear closed toe shoes while volunteering. We encourage all volunteers to dress warmly in the winter – layers are suggested, as are jeans, sweatshirts, etc. – and to dress lightly in the summer.
Q: Who can volunteer?
A: We welcome volunteers age 14 and older. Volunteers ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by one adult for every five youth.
Q: Where do I volunteer?
A: Most assistance is needed at our distribution center, located at 1116 Edgewood Ave. N., Units D&E, Jacksonville, FL 32254.
Q: When will all the volunteer opportunities be available?
A: Sign up now! Volunteer opportunities are available Wednesday through Saturday. Once you create an account you can also sign up for notices when new events and opportunities are available. Individuals may create an account and sign up through our volunteer management system. Groups may sign up by contacting our Volunteer Department: firstname.lastname@example.org or 904.416.0780.
Q: What roles/assignments are available?
A: We have several opportunities including:
- Food Sorting – Ensure quality and safe food is being distributed to clients by working with teams to inspect, categorize and package food items. Depending on the day, we may be sorting donations of shelf-stable items, bagging fresh produce or repacking frozen items.