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VOLUNTEERING

  • How can I volunteer?

    • You can sign up to volunteer on our website under the "Get Involved" tab, or click here.​

  • Do you require an application before volunteering?

    • No​

  • Is an orientation required before signing up to volunteer?

    • No. Simply sign up on our website for the spot(s) that work for you.  When you arrive, if it's your first time, we will give you a quick tour & review what you'll be doing that day.​

  • I'd like to volunteer with a group. Can you help me get that set up?

    • Yes. If you are welcome to sign up for multiple volunteer spots during a shift.  If you are not able to find spots that work for your group please email us at info@backpacksociety.org & we'll work with you to set up a fun volunteer event.

  • Are kids allowed to volunteer?

    • Yes. Kids under 13 years old should be accompanied by an adult. When signing up to volunteer, if your child is over 5 years old, please sign them up for their own volunteer spot.

  • What should I wear if I'm volunteering in the pantry?

    • Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily. For your safety, close-toed shoes are required.

  • Can I volunteer on the weekend or after school/work?

    • We have many volunteer opportunities at different times of the day & some are after school & work hours.  Click here to see our volunteer spots.

DONATING FOOD

  • I'd like to schedule a food drive to support your organization. Can someone reach out to me?

    • Yes. Please email us at info@backpacksociety.org. We have all the tools you need to make it a success.  You can also click here to find out more.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

  • I'd like to sign up to receive food. Can someone assist me?

  • I can't pick up the Family Food Box on Thursdays. Can someone deliver the food to my house?

    • Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver Family Food Boxes. However, you are welcome to have a family member or friend pick up the box for you.​

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