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COVID Mask Policy (effective February 16, 2021)

Volunteers are now able to remove their masks at FIND events if they show full proof of vaccination at the time of signing in for the volunteering event. If volunteers cannot or do not show full proof of vaccination, we will kindly ask that they wear a mask at all times during our events.

 

  • A Vaccine card or photo of the Vaccine card will suffice as proof
  • You will need to show your card each time you volunteer

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 amid skyrocketing gas and grocery prices. 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.

You can help fight climate change, hunger, and food waste all while serving those in need in our local communities! California Volunteers Office of the Governor and FIND Food Bank are pairing up again to bring the next generation to the frontlines of the problems facing our planet allowing them to become part of the solution.

 Apply to be a Fellow in the AmeriCorps California Climate Action Corps program and serve as a Fellow for 11 months at FIND Food Bank. Commit to a year of service and receive monthly stipends working on local climate action goals and projects to make a greater impact on the communities we serve.

California Volunteers created the California Climate Action Corps program to advance climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact. Activities include volunteer engagement, assessment, and education projects. Fellows will assist FIND Food Bank with organic waste and food recovery efforts by participating in projects that will increase volunteer engagement and food recovery efforts. Learn more and apply today: ClimateActionCorps.ca.gov

Climate Action Corps Full-Time Position – FIND Food Bank

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 aged 16 years and over to volunteer.

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