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.

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APAH Volunteers Needed

April 12, 2024

One of our partner agencies (APAH) is looking for an additional helper to assist in the AFAC distribution that takes place at Columbia Hills/Columbia Grove (a block or two from…

Volunteers Needed for CAFB

April 1, 2024

Sometimes AFAC’s online calendar gets pretty full, especially on weekends. However, Capital Area Food Bank has reached out to us because they could use some extra volunteer help one Saturday…

Home Delivery Packing

March 1, 2024

We are looking for 1-2 people who come sub in for our home delivery packing crews. There are two shifts, assisting during the pick-ups (packing perishable items and assisting volunteer…

Tuesday home delivery drivers needed

January 9, 2024

We are looking for a new long-term sub for our home delivery program on TUESDAY mornings.  You need to be 18+, available almost every Tuesday morning, have a car large…

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…

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