Volunteer

Our Volunteers

The United Food Bank is proud of its loyal and dependable volunteer force estimated at the level of more than 300 volunteers. These committed individuals contribute their time and talents to make it possible for the United Food Bank of Plant City to reach hundreds of food insecure neighbors each month.

Interested in Volunteering?

The United Food Bank of Plant City is always in need of volunteers! We would love for you to become part of our volunteer family and it’s so easy to get involved!

Volunteering Shifts

Our volunteer shifts are as follows: Monday – Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Warehouse Volunteers

 We always have openings for volunteers to help is at our warehouse! Our facility houses food donations donated by various businesses, personal donations and community food drives. Volunteers activities may include sorting and organizing produce, bakery and nonperishable food donations, sweeping, mopping, cleaning, stocking food pantry shelves, distributing food boxes to clients or preparing grocery bags for families in need.

Administrative Volunteers

Our administrative volunteer opportunities include data entry, filing, answering phones and other administrative tasks that will make everyone in our office glad that you’re here! Volunteering in our office is a great way to see how a non-profit works.

Special Events

Once a month our organization hosts a Feeding America Truck Event that provides nutritious food to people in need in our local community. Volunteers may help in a variety of different ways – assisting in set up and tear down, packing and distributing food and so much more! If you or your group is interested in volunteering for a special event, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more details. (This is a great opportunity for large groups!)


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups?

Yes. We are excited to offer volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups looking for a way to give back to their local community.

 

What days can I volunteer?

Our volunteer shifts are: Monday – Friday and the times are flexible (within normal operating hours).

 

How do I reserve a shift to volunteer?

Our volunteer slots fill up quickly; we asked that you please call our office at 813-764-0625 to check availability and reserve your spot.

 

Do I need to fill out any paperwork?

Yes. We require that you fill out our volunteer form in its entirety.

 

What should I wear?

We require that all volunteers wear CLOSED TOE SHOES for safety and dress modestly and comfortably.

 

Are children allowed to volunteer?

Yes. Children are welcome but must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

If you or your company is interested in becoming a United Food Bank volunteer please call, e-mail or come into our office and speak to the Volunteer Coordinator.