Volunteer

Your Time Helps End Hunger

Just one hour of volunteer work generates exponential meals to feed our neighbors in need. When you give your time, you’re directly contributing to the livelihood of your neighbors. From sorting non-perishable goods in our warehouse to serving meals and groceries, with every volunteer opportunity, you make a direct impact on the wellbeing of our community.

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Now. More Than Ever.

Feeding Tampa Bay is considered an essential facility during this critical time and we are working hard to ensure over 1 million of our neighbors have the food they need during this pandemic.

Volunteers are crucial in these efforts and we need you to #StandWithFTB now more than ever. Until the situation stabilizes, the need for our services will continue to increase – and we need your help to deploy these programs.

If you are willing and able to volunteer in the face of a pandemic – or other crisis situation like a hurricane – become a part of our emergency response volunteer team.

Join Our Emergency Response Volunteer Team

Where You Can Volunteer

Sort Essentials

Volunteers are responsible for making sure all food is processed through our warehouse and placed in the hands of those who need it most. By packing and sorting essential food, you help provide for the thousands of children, families and seniors we serve.

Distribute Hope

Break barriers to access by distributing fresh groceries in the heart of areas that need it most. Place nutritious foods directly into the hands of our neighbors and connect with your community in a new way.

Serve Dignity

Bring warm, chef-prepared meals to children, seniors, and families and enjoy conversations with your neighbors at Trinity Cafe.

Interested in Individual or Group Volunteering Opportunities?

Feeding Tampa Bay strives to create volunteer experiences that leave you feeling fulfilled. Individuals and groups are always welcome. Volunteering with us provides a great team-building opportunity for your group to serve together and make a difference in our community.

Groups over 10 volunteers must be scheduled by contacting our Volunteer Services Team. Email us below or call 813-254-1190 Ext. 270.

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Student Ambassadors

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Volunteer as a Student Ambassador

Give back to our community by simply using your time and voice? Become a Student Ambassador for Feeding Tampa Bay! We are currently looking for college-aged students enrolled in schools across our ten county reach to join this semester-long program to fight hunger. As an Ambassador, you will be required to attend at least 3 volunteer events throughout the semester and post on social media at least 10 times on behalf of Feeding Tampa Bay to bring awareness to your peers.

Benefits of this program include exclusive quarterly events, networking opportunities, training and mentoring experiences, resume building and a pretty sweet swag bag!

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Volunteer FAQs

What age do volunteers need to be to join Feeding Tampa Bay?

Recommended 5+ (open to all ages): Warehouse Sorting, After Hours, Family Night

10+: Public Community Market On-site Pantry, Mobile Pantries (not Mega Pantries)

13+: Muscles & Tetris, Community Market, Mega Pantries

16+: Trinity Cafe

Our minimum age to volunteer without adult supervision for any activity is 16. An adult parent/guardian must be responsible for signing up anyone under 16 years of age under their reservation as a guest volunteer. Groups of students under 16 must include at least 1 adult for every 5 young volunteers.

How can I add/remove myself or another person from an opportunity I signed up for?

Email our team if you’d like to add/remove someone from your group. If you need to remove just yourself from an opportunity, you can do that under “Account Overview” while you’re logged in.

Will you still host volunteering in the event of bad weather?

Yes — we serve our community, rain or shine. If there is extensive present danger to our volunteers and operations (lightning, high winds, etc.), we will cancel or end early. You will be notified via email as soon as decisions are made. If you choose to stay home or are unable to attend, we completely understand, just be sure to remove yourself from the opportunity.

Do you sign off on Bright Futures hours?

Yes! We provide forms for students to use, and are happy to sign school forms as well (hard copy and electronic).

The opportunity I’m looking at is full. How can I still participate?

Please place yourself on the Waitlist for the opportunity. If space becomes available, you will be notified via email. Please keep in mind that all Waitlisted volunteers will receive the same email, and spots are first-come, first-served.

Court-Ordered Service Program

Feeding Tampa Bay offers Court-Ordered & Mandated Community Service hours on a limited basis. Interested participants, please check availability and sign up via the link below.

Sign-Up for Court-Ordered Service