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ATTENTION: California Mask Mandate Effective 12/15/21

California has issued a statewide indoor mask mandate effective December 15, 2021 – February 15, 2022.

Per state guidelines, FIND will be requiring all Staff members and Volunteers participating in our events to wear a mask at all times while in our office, the warehouse, and offsite at our Community Mobile Markets. This mandate will be required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status.

We kindly ask for your cooperation and patience as we work to get through this holiday season and towards our goal of feeding as many families as possible while maintaining the safety of our community.

Register for a volunteer orientation or sign-up for your next shift

Volunteers play a crucial role in our work, especially as FIND’s services remain in high demand while our communities recover from the pandemic. Groups and individuals are welcome to join us at our warehouse, in our office providing administrative support, or out on-site distributing food throughout the desert region at our Community Mobile Markets.

Volunteer Impact

In 2021, over 2,500 volunteers donated their time to FIND Food Bank totaling over 16,500 service hours – the equivalent of 8 full-time employees, and saving FIND $470,000 in administrative costs with their efforts.

Volunteer Information regarding Coronavirus
Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At FIND Food Bank, there is no higher priority than the safety of our volunteers, staff and the people we serve. We maintain a clean facility and follow the best practices for food safety and COVID safety guidelines. Due to the recent global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask volunteers who have experienced any symptoms of illness in the last 14 days to stay home.

At this time, all volunteer sessions will run as scheduled. See below for new COVID-19 safety protocols.

FIND welcomes anyone over the age of 17 to volunteer, there are no longer restrictions for those 64 & older.

Plenty of Ways to Get Involved!

We have opportunities for volunteers ages 14-17 to get involved in the fight against hunger. Check out our volunteer opportunities to learn more.

 

If you are interested in volunteering visit our registration page, or contact our Volunteer Programs Department at 760-775-3663 ext. 123.

Volunteer vaccine protocol

Top Volunteer Hours 2021

300+ Hours

 

Richard Martinez

 

Connie Sandoval

200+ Hours

 

Karen Beck
Denise Haslam
Matteo Monica IV
Hortencia Rocoba
Paul Wycoff

100+ Hours

Samantha Garcia
Carl Madsen
Leslie Malloy
Teresa Portillo
Juanita Rodriguez
Cherry Trenge
Dana Trenge
Reynaldo Carmona
Rosina Garcia
Harry Trines
Lee Ann Weaver
Kathy Woodson

50+ Hours

Kathleen Anamosa
Brea Barajas
Isaac Barragan
Steven Blum
William Bruchman
Juan Carrillo
Elena Cervantes
Richard Chambers
William Choplin
David Corbin
Harry Cunningham
Darrell Doren
Carol Francis
Sergio Garcia
Kathleen Graham
Bella Hernandez
Kerry Hopps
Robert Huesca
Christine Hunt
Blair Karp
Uvalfina Loaiza
Kathy Louis
Annik Damian
Fran Mincey
Janet Morris
Nancy Nowak
Penny Olsen
Donna Pekar
Maggie Post
Estela Reyes
Adrian Rucoba
Tracey Starr
Cheryl Turkington
Elizabeth Walsh