For all available openings for baggings and distribution shifts, please view our online calendar. If you don't have an active account, please fill out a volunteer profile form.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, AFAC has new rules for volunteers. Please follow our rules so we can keep AFAC healthy and safe.

Don't see something you can volunteer for now? Learn about ongoing volunteer opportunities.

MLK Day 2022 Service Project

January 10, 2022

For Volunteer Arlington’s annual MLK Day of Service, AFAC is partnering with Arlington County’s Food Security Task Force in offering a virtual service project. We are asking people to make “Winter Care Kits” to be given out to our home delivery clients. For more information and to register for this service project, visit

Spanish Speaking Volunteers Needed for Client Surveys

January 10, 2022

AFAC will be conducting our annual client surveys at our Nelson St location from January 31 to February 5. We are looking for volunteers who can help conduct the surveys in Spanish. To sign up for shifts, please use the online volunteer calendar.

Van Driver Needed

August 27, 2021

We are looking for two people who are willing to drive an AFAC van to an apartment building about a mile away to make home deliveries to 15 clients each Monday morning. You don’t go door-to-door, but rather just deliver approximately 18 crates to the community room. It’s best to have two people who can…

Substitute Drivers for Home Delivery

July 21, 2021

Our home delivery program brings our grocery items directly to clients who are elderly, disabled, or have other health issues requiring them to stay at home. We are in need of substitute delivery drivers. For your shift, you would arrive at AFAC on Monday, Tuesday, or Friday between 10:00-11:00 am (or Wednesday from 12:00-1:00) and…

Driver’s Assistant – Volunteers Needed to help AFAC Staff Drivers

May 12, 2021

We are looking for STRONG helpers (must be able to repeatedly lift 30 pounds) who are able to make either a weekly or every other week commitment to assist our staff drivers. Please read this description carefully and if interested, email for details.  -You must be at least age 18. -You must be FULLY VACCINATED (you…

Farmers’ Market Driver

March 17, 2021

We’re looking for reliable, friendly and SAFE drivers who can assist with farmers’ market pick ups this year. We’re anticipating needing 2-3 more people (or perhaps serving as a substitute). You would need to be comfortable driving an AFAC vehicle (cargo van) and be willing to submit your driving record. You’d be expected to help…

Share your love for volunteering and AFAC with others!

The volunteer department is always on the lookout for volunteers who want to help on another level. Lead groups after hours in produce bagging or dry goods bagging. Speak about AFAC at outreach fairs, to youth groups, etc. Training is provided. Send an email to if you have an interest in becoming a Volunteer Supervisor.

Create Your Own Food Drive

Not finding enough volunteer opportunities? Need something to do from home on your own schedule? Host a food drive! From our website, you can register your food drive, create customized flyers from our templates, and find some ideas to make yours a success. Consider asking your neighbors, swim club, camp, business or house of worship to join you. Our most-needed items are: canned tuna, low-sugar cereal, low-sodium soup, canned tomato products and plain pasta and rice.

We accept donated food Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4pm and Saturday from 8:30am-1pm. Questions? Please email

Little Free Library

Please donate any unwanted books and/or coloring books to our new Little Free Library!  You can drop off donations with the Volunteer Department.

Other Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Arlington

Volunteer Fairfax

Volunteer Match