HCAA depends on the help of volunteers in the operation of our Food Pantry and Food Bank. We need volunteers throughout the week to assist us with loading/unloading donations, stocking shelves, distributing food, and answering the phone. Fill out the form below to volunteer with us, and we will be in touch!
We have an IMMEDIATE NEED for volunteers as identified below. Please select one or more opportunity that you're interested in. Thanks!
The Federal Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Intake
HCAA receives a delivery from Maryland Food Bank with Federal commodaties which we give out to our TEFAP partner agencies and to our pantry customers. Products are mainly canned, bagged, and boxed. Any where from 2,000 - 30,000 pounds are delivered and distributed. Commodaties need to be sorted and placed inside our pantry as well as loading product into agency partner vehicles.
Second Tuesday of Each Month. 8:30am - 12:30pm
Some heavy lifting; assisting partners with lifting product up to 50 lbs. Able to work outside.
Agents of Action, Assemble!
NOTE: Those Volunteering for Summer Snack Club please choose this option.
HCAA will occasionally need volunteers for specific projects or efforts. By joining the "Agents of Action" you will be notified when we need that extra help -- you're not committed to helping each time, but you'll be notified of the need. Simply respond to the request if you're available to help!
We are currently looking for Food Pantry Volunteers! The Volunteer shifts will be from 10am - 2pm in two hour increments!
SELF-DECLARATION BY VOLUNTEER
NOTE: For the safety of our staff, if you have answered “YES” to any of the above questions, we will be unable to meet with you in person or have you volunteer. Please let the staff know and we will reschedule our meeting with a phone conference or reschedule your volunteer time. Thank you for your cooperation during these challenging times.
IMAGE, VIDEO, AND STORY RELEASE
Please check the following to confirm your release:
Prefer Non-Contact Volunteer Opportunities?
Prepare Toiletry Kits
Prepare toiletry kits for mobile pantry in quart sized ziplock bags(trial-size toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer, mouthwash, chap stick and tooth brush).
Hold a Food Drive!
Plan, coordinate and facilitate a food drive with items for the mobile pantry with a focus on individual servings of items (microwaveable mac and cheese cups, pasta/sauce cups, granola bars, cereal bars, chips, cookies, crackers, fruit bites, juice pouches, canned tuna and chicken, apple sauce and fruit cups/pouches).
Hold a Fundraiser!
Plan coordinate, and facilitate fundraisers to raise monetary funds for HCAA programs
If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian complete the following:
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