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.

Upcoming Check-in Volunteer Opportunity

November 1, 2022

Two of our off-sites are looking for reliable and friendly check-in volunteers for their AFAC distributions. One is in the Ballston area (Fridays 11:15-2:30) and one is off of Columbia…

Volunteer Spotlight: Drivers’ Assistants

November 1, 2022

AFAC’s drivers are constantly busy picking up and dropping off food throughout the day from off-site distributions and grocery stores.  Off-sites with a larger client base require more help from…

Home Delivery Packers Needed

September 1, 2022

AFAC has a robust home delivery program and we pack groceries four days a week for approximately 120 clients. Each client gets a certain quantity of food with some variation…

Gleaning season is here!

July 12, 2022

Every year, AFAC sends volunteers to glean at farms in the Northern Virginia region. Currently, we are sending volunteers to JK Community Farm (in Purcellville, VA) every other Saturday morning…

Thursday AM Delivery Drivers Needed

July 11, 2022

We are anticipating the need for substitute home delivery drivers on Thursdays for the rest of the summer (and this may become more permanent starting in September). You would deliver…

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…

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