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.

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 volunteer4afac@afac.org 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…

Parking Update

February 17, 2021

Across from AFAC, construction at Jennie Dean Park has begun. Its parking lot has been closed, as well as access to 27th St. from S. Nelson St. If you are coming to volunteer at AFAC’s warehouse, parking options are limited. You can park at the dog park at the end of S. Nelson St. (2…

Offsite Distribution Help – The Carlin

January 19, 2021

One of our partner agencies at The Carlin Senior Apartments is seeking three strong volunteers to assist with their weekly AFAC food distribution on Thursdays from 10am – 12pm. If you’re interested, contact Olivia Ferrante at Olivia.Ferrante@rhf.org.

Volunteers to Conduct Client Surveys

January 19, 2021

We’ll be conducting our annual client surveys between February 1 through February 20. We’ll be adding spots on the volunteer calendar, specifically for Spanish-speaking volunteers. If you speak Spanish, please take a look and see what’s available. Helping out just once or twice really makes a difference. Our client surveys are a great opportunity for…

Opportunity for YOUTH – Create a flyer!

December 3, 2020

Create a flyer to help celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and encourage neighbors and friends to donate non-perishable food to AFAC! DETAILS/ NEEDS: You must be in grades K-12 Go to AFAC website (with adult supervision) Art supplies Creativity! Step 1: Your flyer should include something relevant (a picture or words) about the Martin…

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 volunteer4afac@afac.org 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 fooddrives@afac.org.

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