How do you want to be remembered? Do you want people to think of you as a jock, boss, overachiever, loner, cheerleader, partyer, wallflower; or do you want to be remembered as someone who served their fellow man in need? Anyone can help out another person, no matter what your job, gender, or busyness of life may be. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Hays County Food Bank would love to have you volunteer and help out your neighbors in need. There are many ways we need help in order to fulfill our mission of feeding hungry people in Hays County. Check out this video of a day in the life of Hays County Food Bank. Then you can browse through the different jobs and find out which ones appeal to you most. You can even fill out and submit your online application here. Then, come to volunteer orientation Wednesday at 9:00 am or on Friday at 11:00 am.
One of our biggest needs is drivers, especially on the weekends. Every day, our two vans drive to HEB to pick up donations. Monday through Thursday, our vans drive to our public food distributions to deliver the food to our clients. We also pick up food donations around the county throughout the week. So, if you are 25 and have had no driving citations within the last three years, we need your help.
We also need interns at the food bank. Do you have a desire to learn more about client services, nutrition, social media, public relations, donor development, or volunteer services? If you need a fall, spring, or summer internship, or you just want one, please email our Volunteer Services Coordinator, Jim Wagner, or call at (512) 392-8300 x222.
We hope to see you soon!
Check out these videos of former volunteers with the food bank. Maybe you can be featured on our YouTube channel!