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

By Matt Crawford April 8, 2013

This monthly blog post allows community members to review new upcoming volunteer opportunities and take action by signing up to volunteer.

Grant Writing Coach

The Food for Kids Department is currently seeking volunteers with experience in grant writing to help our Kids Cafe partners raise money. These Grant Writing Coaches will be responsible for working one-on-one with a Kids Cafe partner to help them construct a professional and high quality proposal and budget. Grant Writing Coaches can work one-on-one over the phone, online, as well as through site visits. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please click here to learn more and sign-up.

School Food Pantry Lead Volunteer

The School Food Pantry program serves families at schools who are suffering from hunger throughout D.C. by providing basic nutrition through distributing nonperishable food items and fresh produce that families take home to prepare. The School Food Pantry Lead Volunteer will assist the Partner Relations department in recruiting new volunteers, evaluating volunteer performance, data collection, and ensuring high levels of volunteer support at the school food pantry distributions. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please click here to learn more and sign-up.

Food Promotions Volunteers

The Partner Relations Department works with over 700 organizations who serve individuals suffering from hunger throughout the region. Starting in the month of February, the Partner Relations Department seeks volunteers for our Food Demonstration and Marketing Volunteer Team. Food Promotions Volunteers will prepare and hand out food samples to partners, engage partners to promote slow moving or unfamiliar food products, assist staff in creating informational flyers that can be given out with samples, and research recipes for food products that may be unfamiliar to partners. If you’re interested in helping our partners find appropriate food for their recipients, please click here to learn more and sign-up.

Volunteer Leader Training

April 15
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 a positive experience. 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 on this blog post. Please visit our calendar of ongoing volunteer opportunities and sign-up for a project that fits your interests and schedule.