The Bluffs Food Bank is a 100% volunteer-run organization. There are over 100 volunteers that do everything from shop for groceries, sort deliveries, organize the clothing boutique, complete tax returns and more in order to help put nearly 26,000 meals on tables each year.
Volunteering with the Bluffs Food Bank is a great way to help serve the hungry in Birch Cliff. It’s a fun and rewarding way to serve others but you’ll also learn new skills, have the chance to mentor others and make friendships that will last a lifetime.
We offer several volunteering opportunities that cater to all skill sets.
Skills Based Volunteer Positions – Current Opportunities
Food Drive Coordinator
Do you enjoy being a bridge connecting groups with causes? Are you organized and have an aptitude for communication? Every year dozens of groups hold food drives for The Bluffs Food Bank. The person(s) filling this role help those groups run successful food drives from implementation through delivery.
Are you a skilled graphic designer with the abilities to deliver executions both digitally and in print? This position offers the chance for you to see your work take form from idea through production. Our needs range from laying out banners and signs through creating infographics and layouts.
Social Media Coordinator
Do you enjoy a great story? We have a great story and the person(s) filling this role will have the opportunity to share it via our social media channels. You’ll also act as an ambassador for The Bluffs Food Bank by replying and responding to questions and comments that come to us through these channels.
First Serve Opportunities
The Bluffs Food Bank has a variety of opportunities that allow you to volunteer in a meaningful way. These opportunities usually easy to learn and quick on boarding. Some of these positions include:
- Operations Volunteers – assisting with the operation of the Food bank on Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Occasional Volunteers – assisting with events, flyer distribution and one-time opportunities
- Student Leadership Volunteer Program – specifically for high school students, this involves being part of a leadership development program that marries group learning with volunteer work – learn more about the SLVP here
- Other Skills – perhaps you’re a great photographer or really enjoy data entry, if you’re interested in offering your skill set for a volunteer opportunity we’ll work with you as the need arises
What the experts say about volunteering
- Volunteering time makes you feel like you have more time. According to research from the Wharton School of Business, people who volunteer say they feel like they have more time.
- Stanford University says skills-based volunteering is “the next executive training ground.”
- Volunteering leads to better health says A Corporation for National & Community Service report.
- Volunteering your experience helps build your experience. Want to switch fields? Move from one sector to another? Volunteering helps you build new avenues for success.
- Researchers from the London School of Economics found the more people volunteered, the happier they are.
Photo courtesy Agostino Famlonga