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.

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

Volunteer during the Holidays!

November 8, 2023

Though we often have enough “regulars” for our normal activities, this particular time of year we can use a few extra set of hands on deck for short-term activities and/or…

Volunteer Spotlight – Offsite Distributions

October 1, 2023

We occasionally have too many helpers at AFAC but did you know we distribute food at 18 other locations? Those locations are usually staffed with “regular” volunteers but on occasion…

Volunteer Spotlight: Canned Food Drives!

September 1, 2023

Want to volunteer for AFAC but can’t find opportunities that work with your schedule? Doing a food drive is a great way to get involved on your own time! September…

Hunger Action Month 2023

August 24, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA – During the month of September, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) will host events in Arlington to recognize Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public…

Volunteer Needs – August 2023

August 3, 2023

Home Delivery Drivers Our home delivery program is seeking out volunteers to drive on Wednesday AND Friday. We need at least one for Wednesday and probably three for Friday. The…

Volunteer Opportunity with Edu-Futuro

July 3, 2023

AFAC partners with a number of different organizations. One of our partner organizations is Edu-Futuro, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering immigrant and underserved youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership…

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