Volunteer

Our volunteers give generously of their time to make Food Backpacks 4 Kids effective in our community.  You may inquire about volunteer opportunities at: info@foodbackpacks4kids.org

Food Packaging

We often receive bulk food donations such as rice and oatmeal. These commodities are repacked to make backpack friendly baggies of the food for the kids to take home.

Backpack Packing

We currently are packing at three sites. Packers meet on Wednesday morning for several hours to complete the process of filling the backpacks with predetermined food.

Inventory Takers

We are often required to maintain inventory or check expiration dates.

Events

Food Backpacks 4 Kids, like most non-profits, has to continually fund raise. We are in need of individuals who like to work on planning both small and large events from conception through clean-up. Some events we currently participate in include the summer concert series at Uptown, the Olalla Blue Grass Festival, and Concerts in the Park. Other ideas include a breakfast or dinner, an auction, or a sports activity like a walk or golf tournament.

Fundraising

From promoting our program at local events to working at a table at the Farmer’s Market, we are in need of individuals who will help us raise funds. We also raise money by meeting with civic organizations, faith communities, and funders. If you have experience with grant writing, you would be a great asset to us.

Summer Lunch Program

Each summer FB4K provides lunch three times a week to families in our community. We need volunteers to help cook, organize, lead activities for the kids, and many other tasks.

Donation Station Monitors

We have multiple donation station sheds located around the greater Gig Harbor area. We need individuals to regularly check in on the sheds, collect donations, and report any issues with the sites.

Driver

As we develop programs, we will need drivers for our van.

Gardeners

We are planning to develop our relationship with community gardens and even start one of our own. If you love to garden, this is the perfect opportunity.

Clerical Support

Our office needs basic clerical support. A recipe card creator/producer is much needed as is help with social media.

 

Basic Handyman Chores

We often need things moved, heavy boxes lifted, shelves built, etc.Our volunteers give generously of their time to make Food Backpacks 4 Kids effective in our community. You may inquire about volunteer opportunities at: info@foodbackpacks4kids.org

Download Volunteer Application

Download Background Check Authorization