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.

Afternoon Bagging Volunteers

June 7, 2020

Weekday afternoons 2pm-4pm Every afternoon from 2pm-4pm, we need warehouse volunteers to help go through our food donations and prepare for the next day. Bagging volunteers will help bag dry goods, bag produce, or clean the warehouse. This opportunity is for ages 14+ (or 12-13 with a parent). Bagging groups are capped at 10 people.…

Early AM Volunteers

June 6, 2020

Like to wake up early and help out? AFAC has warehouse volunteer spots as early as 7:30-9am! Our early morning volunteers help go through food donations, make sure we are prepared for morning distribution, and help keep the warehouse clean. If you are interested, look for early morning shifts on the online calendar.

Gleaning at JK Community Farm

June 5, 2020

Looking for something to do OUTSIDE with the whole family (while still keeping your distance)? AFAC is partnered with the JK Community Farm located in Purcelville, VA. JC Community Farm is hosting volunteers in groups of 10 or less to help them grow crops that are later donated to food pantries. You can find out…

Census 2020 Volunteers

June 4, 2020

AFAC is part of Arlington County’s Complete Count Committee to ensure an accurate count in the 2020 Census. Help us get out the count! Learn more about AFAC’s efforts here.

Assisting Staff Drivers

June 3, 2020

Ride with our staff driver on weekday mornings or afternoons to deliver food to our off-site delivery points. You’ll need to be over 18 years old and be able to lift 30+ pounds. Email for specific times to help.

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