Calling All Volunteers — January - Capital Area Food Bank
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Calling All Volunteers — January

By Matt Crawford January 9, 2013

There are always new volunteer opportunities for you here at the Capital Area Food Bank! Please take a look at these exciting projects and take action by signing up to volunteer.

Food for Kids Nutrition Lessons Volunteer

The Food for Kids Department is looking for a knowledgeable Nutrition Lessons Volunteer to help create nutrition lessons. These lessons will be used at Kids Cafe sites to lead conversations or activities around different nutrition-related themes each month. If you are passionate about nutrition and helping kids, then this opportunity could be perfect for you. Please click here to learn more and sign-up.

Food for Kids Research Assistant

The food bank’s Weekend Bag program provides bags of groceries to children and teens to take home for meals on the weekends. The Food for Kids Department is looking for a Research Assistant to help interview parents and participants to find out how we can improve the program. The Research Assistant will join CAFB staff at community sites to complete the interviews, allowing us to better serve the community. Please click here to learn more and sign-up.

Garden Volunteer Leader

The Healthy Eating Department is recruiting volunteers for our Urban Demonstration Garden Volunteer Leader Team. The Garden Volunteer Leader collaborates with the Healthy Eating Educator in coordinating the installation and maintenance of the food bank’s forthcoming Urban Demonstration Garden. Please click here to learn more and sign-up.

Client Survey Interviewer

Volunteers are needed for the Hunger in America 2014 study working as Client Survey Interviewers. The 2014 Hunger Study is a comprehensive profile of the incidence and nature of hunger and food insecurity in the U.S. The Hunger Study provides extensive demographic profiles of clients at charitable feeding agencies and comprehensive information on the nature and efficacy of local agencies in meeting the food security needs of clients. The study is the largest of its kind. Client Survey Interviewers conduct interviews at survey sites at social service organizations throughout the Washington metro area. Please click here to learn more and sign-up.

Volunteer Leader Training

January 23
Volunteer Leaders are essential to the success of the Capital Area Food Bank’s Volunteer Programs Department. They represent the food bank at various events and volunteer opportunities throughout the region to ensure everything goes smoothly and that volunteers have positive experiences. If you’re interested in leading other volunteers and are passionate about hunger issues, then please email Michael McRae at to learn more and sign-up.
As always, volunteers are needed every day of the week at various locations that aren’t listed here. Please visit our calendar of ongoing volunteer opportunities and sign-up for a project that fits your interests and schedule. Thank you!