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

By Michael McRae October 8, 2013

Please check out these volunteer opportunities at the Capital Area Food Bank and join the enthusiastic team who work steadily to help us feed the hungry.

Neighborhood Captains

You can help end hunger, one neighborhood at a time by inviting friends and neighbors to become part of the solution.
We need volunteers to become Neighborhood Captains by organizing neighborhood food drives, representing the food bank at neighborhood events, teaming up with friends and co-workers to volunteer and suggesting other ways your neighborhood can help us end hunger.
If this interests you, visit our Neighborhood Captains webpage to learn more or sign up today.

Volunteering at the DC Distribution Center:

Join the Capital Area Food Bank and help us strengthen and fill in gaps in the hunger safety net in the Washington metro area.
The CAFB Volunteer Department is seeking volunteers to help in our DC distribution center at 4900 Puerto Rico Ave., NE by packing and sorting food donations and working with us in our Agency Mart.
We accept volunteers ages 14 and up and ask that if volunteers are under the age of 18, they be accompanied by an adult. We have volunteer shifts available from 9:00 am to noon, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm and a weekly night shift every Wednesday from 5:30pm-8:30pm. If you are interested in this opportunity, please click here to learn more and sign up.

Skilled Volunteer Opportunities/ Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

The Capital Area Food Bank Education Team offers a wide variety of educational programs to support our partner agencies and strengthen our food distribution network throughout the Washington metro area. The three volunteer positions below will assist the Education Team maximize training opportunities among our community partners and assist them in capacity building.

Event Evaluation Volunteer: 

Event Evaluation Volunteers will be responsible for updating and maintaining our training/workshop follow-up schedule. We will conduct both pre- and post-assessments, which need to be entered into our databases. We will also follow-up training sessions with phone calls, online surveys and site visits. Volunteers will maintain schedules for appropriate follow-ups for all trainings, as well as conduct surveys. If you are interested in this opportunity, please click here to learn more and sign up.

Volunteer Videographer:

These volunteers will be responsible for conducting site visits to our pre-selected partner agencies, filming, videotaping and editing short clips, including interviews with site leaders, clients and staff, as well as tours of facilities. Staff members will attend all site visits with the videographer. If you are interested in this opportunity, please click here to learn more and sign up.

Event Promoter Volunteer:

The Education Team is responsible for conducting workshops and training sessions for our 500 partners to enable them to provide services and knowledge to the communities they serve. We need help making sure that all workshops and training we organize are promoted to our partners so they can take advantage of all the opportunities we have to offer. If you are interested in this opportunity, please click here to learn more and sign up.
Future events to look out for:

Food 2 Feed: November 19, 2013

Join the Capital Area Food Bank at Food 2 Feed! This is a day-long broadcast, fundraiser, and food drive. At this event, we will collect monetary and food donations in front of the Old Post Office Pavilion. Money raised is used to purchase Giant gift cards, which CAFB distributes to needy families in the metropolitan Washington community.
Volunteers are needed to help with our “Bucket Brigade,” stationed near the event to collect monetary donations. We are looking for energetic individuals and groups capable of standing for up to three hours at a time. This is a great way to help raise money for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Stuff-A-Truck: December 13, 2013

Join the Capital Area Food Bank at our annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive! CAFB will be stationed at four Giant stores throughout DC, VA, and MD to collect food before the holiday season. We need your help to make this event a success! Volunteers will be asked to greet people when they arrive to drop off food, help collect food from individuals and place into CAFB bins, promote the food drive inside of Giant, and various other tasks.