Volunteer Opportunities

Important Notice!
Due to the current Coronavirus situation we are not accepting volunteers who are experiencing the following symptoms; coughing, shortness of breath and/or fever. We are asking all of our volunteers to practice social distancing and keep a minimum of 6 ft from other volunteers.
We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting throughout our facility.  
Are you looking to give back to the community?
Volunteer today to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors!

 

Steps to register for a volunteer opportunity online.

1. Click the link for our SignUp.com page below.

2. Select the date you are interested in.

3. Select the volunteer opportunity that you wish to participate in. 

4. Click the green Sign Up button to register. (If button is grey then that volunteer spot is already full). 

5. Follow the next steps to complete the registration process.

 

Click HERE to access our SignUp.com page.

 

Need assistance? Call our Volunteer Coordinator, Chantea Palmer, for further information at (409) 945-4232 or email at volunteer@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org.

View the FAQs by clicking here: Frequently Asked Volunteering Questions

Download this form if you are interested in volunteering with us:  Volunteer Liability Waiver Form

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We welcome group volunteer days! We can schedule your staff, church group, club or organization upon request. Check out the open dates on our SignUp.com page and if they don’t fit your schedule email us to see what can be set up for your group.

Download this form if you are interested in a group volunteer day: Volunteer Participation Form

We have food distribution at our onsite pantry in Texas City every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am to 3pm and Fridays from 9am to 12pm.  We usually need at least 10 volunteers to help in the pantry. Our volunteer needs change frequently, so please check our SignUp.com page often.

There are Saturday volunteer spots open from 9am to 12pm. Please sign up in advance. We like to have at least 20 volunteers on a weekend. The 2nd Saturday of every month is preparing the Homebound boxes, which go out to the elderly and disabled that cannot come to us for our services.

We have a monthly need for anyone who would like to have a consistent volunteer opportunity to take Homebound boxes for the elderly and disabled throughout Galveston County. This is a once a month volunteer opportunity and volunteers must complete a background check. Contact Amanda McCarty at Amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org for more information.

We offer Island volunteering with the Galveston College – Food for Thought Program. These volunteers must complete a background check at no cost. This needs to be completed 3 days prior to the volunteer date. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for the background check form, volunteer@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

Please check our SingUp.com page April through June to assist with our Kidz Pacz children’s summer meal program.

If you dare to scare,  we have the Haunted Warehouse volunteer opportunities during the month of October. Contact Julie Morreale at Julie@Galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

We have boxes available for pick up if anyone would like to start a food drive for Galveston County Food Bank. Contact Julie Morreale at Julie@Galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

 

 

Join us in leading the fight to end hunger in Galveston County.

Frequently Asked Questions

Court Ordered Community Service

GCFB does not accept Drug Related, Theft, or Violent Crimes.

The age restriction is mirrored to GCFB’s Volunteer Requirements (11+)

Original paperwork from the Court and/or Probation Officer has to be provided to the Volunteer Coordinator to verify charges and to make a copy to place in personnel file.

Please complete the form below.

Court Appointed Community Service Agreement 2020

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email, volunteer@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org or phone 409-945-4232.

All Court-Appointed Volunteers are required to come into the office in person for a brief orientation. The orientation consists of filling out the Community Service Form, signing the GCFB Waiver, creating Sign-In Sheet, and a training on how to sign up for shifts.

  • No loose or baggy clothing
  • No dangling jewelry (charm bracelets, long necklaces or earrings)
  • No flip-flops, sandals or slip-on shoes
  • No backless shoes (ex: mules)
  • Closed toe shoes only
  • No sheer or revealing clothing
  • Sleeved shirts only 
  • No tank tops, spaghetti strap top, or strapless tops.

Group Volunteering

Complete the volunteer participation form and submit to the Volunteer Coordinator for approval.

Group Volunteer Participation Form

Each person with the group needs to complete the volunteer waiver form.

Volunteer Liability Waiver form 

5 or more people together are considered a group. 

At this time, there is not a maximum size of groups but it will vary with open availability. If there is a fairly large group, we will split the group into smaller groups to assist in areas of need (i.e, food pantry, sorting, Kid Pacz, etc.)

  • No loose or baggy clothing
  • No dangling jewelry (charm bracelets, long necklaces or earrings)
  • No flip-flops, sandals or slip-on shoes
  • No backless shoes (ex: mules)
  • Closed toe shoes only
  • No sheer or revealing clothing
  • Sleeved shirts only 
  • No tank tops, spaghetti strap top, or strapless tops.

Volunteers must be at least 11 years of age or older. 

We require at least 1 adult/chaperone per 10 minors. The adults/chaperones are required to supervise minors at all times.

Please email the volunteer coordinator as soon as possible to free those spots, so others can volunteer with us.

Individual Volunteering

  • No loose or baggy clothing
  • No dangling jewelry (charm bracelets, long necklaces or earrings)
  • No flip-flops, sandals or slip-on shoes
  • No backless shoes (ex: mules)
  • Closed toe shoes only
  • No sheer or revealing clothing
  • Sleeved shirts only 
  • No tank tops, spaghetti strap top, or strapless tops.

Volunteers must be at least 11 years of age or older. Children ages 11 – 14 must have an adult present while volunteering. Children ages 15-17 must have parental/guardian approval on volunteer waiver form. 

Volunteer Liability Waiver Form 

Yes, walk-in volunteers are welcome Tuesday – Thursday 9am to 3pm and Friday 9am to 12pm. 

Please be aware that our volunteer spots fill up quickly and it’s best to schedule online. 

Click Here to Sign Up

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