Studies show that people who volunteer are happier, healthier, and live longer than those who don’t! Waste Not Want Not rescues and distributes food every day of the year except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, so there are lots of ways you can improve your life while helping others by volunteering with us. If you are ready to volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application.
Drivers: If you are willing to drive your own vehicle to a donating business to collect the food and deliver it to our facility, these opportunities take between one to three hours. We rescue food every day of the week usually in the morning. We will work to accommodate your schedule, whether you would like to volunteer once a week, once in a while, or just when we need a substitute.
Bakery Runs: Waste Not Want Not uses a box-truck to make some of the larger rescues. If you are willing to drive the truck (no special license required) OR are willing to ride along to help sort, load, and unload the food, these opportunities take about two to four hours, with some starting very early in the morning, some in the late morning, and some in the early afternoons. We do this most weekdays, but you will decide how often you would like to help.
Sorters: If you are willing to sort food at our facility, preparing the orders for the recipients, these opportunities are from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., each Monday through Saturday.
Most of our volunteer opportunities take place during school hours, but we do have some opportunities for teenagers and families with school-age children. We also occasionally have projects that are suitable for groups wishing to volunteer together. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 505.5894 for more information.