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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to help us end hunger and reduce food waste in Berkeley

COVID-19 update:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! While the COVID-19 crisis persists, and government assistance wanes, we expect to see more people in our community in need of food. These are difficult times for so many. We are looking for healthy folks to help us out in a fast-paced environment. Thank you SO much — it’s all hands on deck and we hope to see you soon!

Please use this link sign up for a shift:

If you do not find any available shifts when you first go to the above link, please check back. We regularly need extra people to help out at the last minute. We suggest you check first thing in the morning on days you are available to volunteer. Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Berkeley Food Network.

During this time we are asking that you only use the above link to sign up to volunteer.

Please email volunteer@berkeleyfoodnetwork.org with any questions you may have.

If you want to volunteer, but are in a high-risk group and can’t come into our warehouse, please consider donating paper bags.
Do you have a lot of gently used paper bags from your grocery store runs? We reuse them on our OnSite Pantry for clients to more easily carry their groceries.

To coordinate a donation or if you have any questions, please email volunteer@berkeleyfoodnetwork.org for more information.

Volunteer Resources
  • Volunteer Waiver

    Standard Berkeley Food Network Volunteer Waiver

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  • Volunteer Handbook

    This handbook outlines our policies as an organization, our programs and volunteer opportunities, our volunteer agreement and waivers, and our key staff/board members.

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  • COVID-19 Volunteer Policy

    Berkeley Food Network (BFN) reserves the right to require all Employees and Volunteers to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) via one of the vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and to further furnish proof of completed vaccination to their Supervisor or Volunteer Coordinator.

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  • Volunteer Safety Training

    General Warehouse Safety training

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  • Volunteer Orientation

    Volunteer Orientation presentation for new volunteers.

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  • Volunteer Pre-Shift Handout

    Below is an overview of our work, warehouse procedures, volunteer role specifics, and social media information to help make your volunteer experience at the warehouse safe and enjoyable.

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