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.

Summer Home Delivery Driving

May 23, 2022

AFAC is actively seeking long-term substitute drivers for our home delivery program. We need help Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. The task takes approximately 2 hours each time. You would be a substitute, so you might not be called every week. You would have to have a reliable car that could hold…

Evening Distribution Check-in Desk

April 20, 2022

UPDATE: We have already found volunteers willing to help us out with this task. Please check the online calendar for other volunteer events. We are looking for 2-3 volunteers willing to commit to a once a month shift on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 PM (sometimes until 8:00). You would be responsible for checking…

Westover Farmers Market Helpers

April 12, 2022

We’re looking for two individuals to volunteer on alternate Sundays at the Westover Farmers Market to assist AFAC’s driver and their helper load food donations onto the AFAC van. Volunteers will arrive directly at the market no later than 11:45AM and be finished by 12:15PM. This happens in almost all weather from May 8 thru…

Farmers’ Market Pickups

March 29, 2022

AFAC needs some helpers to drive to the Crystal City or Ballston farmers’ markets, pick up produce donations, and bring them back to AFAC headquarters. This is a twice a month volunteer opportunity and requires volunteers to use their own vehicles to transport produce. The Crystal City farmers’ market is on Tuesday evenings, and the…

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.

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