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To volunteer for work at the Food Bank, you may either complete the form below, download and return an application (PDF) or, contact the front office, email: Click here.

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1. Contact Information

2. Reason I am doing volunteer work at the Food Bank

Please select only one option from one of the categories

If court ordered, please indicate number of hours below


Please enter day(s) of the week and times that you prefer to work in the space below.

Occasionally, the Food Bank staff would like to take a photo of the work you are doing to use in descriptive literature or public service or paid advertising on a Web site. You agree to allow the release and use of any photos taken for these purposes. No fees will be paid to you for this use.


Several of our grants require we provide demographics for our volunteers. If you’re willing, please answer the following demographic questions. NOTE: we will NEVER share your private information.

Before you complete this volunteer application, please click here to watch a short introduction video to meet some of our staff and learn more about volunteering at the food bank.

Food Bank Volunteer Agreement

  1. This is a drug free workplace. The Food Bank has zero tolerance for illegal drug use on the premises.
  2. There is no exchange of labor for personal food use. All food intended for personal use that leaves the Food Bank must be pre-approved by a supervisor. The food distribution policy allows for the removal of up to 5 pounds of surplus, perishable items at the end of the working day.
  3. We are here because we enjoy working and because there is an important job which needs to be done. If you are maintaining a volunteer record which you expect a Food Bank supervisor to sign-off on each day, please limit your breaks to one 15 minute break after you have worked 4 hours. That includes cigarette breaks.
  4. We have limited incoming telephone lines. Please do not use the telephone except in a real emergency, as they are reserved for customers and agencies.
  5. All work must be pre-scheduled (drop-in or unscheduled workers are never allowed) and is only available M-F, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by special arrangement. Only the Office Manager or Executive Director can invite you to work at any time other than regular day assignments.
  6. Safety is our first consideration in assigning any task. There are very specific rules about location of work in this building and tasks that are assigned. All work must be approved by a Food Bank supervisor. If you are doing something which is considered unsafe or is not in the job assignment you have been given, you may be asked to leave the building. If you have questions about the job assignment, ask a supervisor immediately.
  7. To work in the warehouse you MUST wear proper shoes, NO flip flops or sandals.
  8. You have the right to know that we have toxic & hazardous chemicals and physical agents at use in the building. The Hazcom books and SDS books are available for review.
  9. The Fairbanks Community Food Bank cares about your personal safety. Therefore, we have chosen to be an ALICE focused organization, meaning we proactively train for bad situations! ALICE is the leading training solution that increases an organization’s and individual’s odds of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is a post-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown.

Thank for choosing to donate your time to the Food Bank.