Updated November 23, 2020
Q. Can I drop in at the food bank to volunteer?
A. No, everyone must be pre-registered to sign up, as we are strictly limiting the numbers of volunteers in the building
Q. Can I wear a mask when volunteering?
A. Yes, masks (and gloves) are required and can be provided
Q. How are volunteers managing social distancing in such a small space?
A. We are limiting the number of volunteers for every shift and spreading out the work around the building
Q. What if I've recently traveled outside the state?
A. Please refer to our Safety & Travel Policy
Q. Can my 18-year old youth volunteer without a parent?
A. Yes, we’re counting 18 as an adult. High schoolers aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by a parent who is also registered to volunteer.
Q. I need volunteer hours, how do I do that?
A. Contact Lisa BEFORE signing up to volunteer. Due to our social distancing/cross contamination protocols, we can’t guarantee that all hours can be completed at IFCB. We recommend spreading volunteer hours across a number of organizations. Some of our community partners are needing volunteers, we recommend contacting Griffin at the Catholic Community Services Meals Program GriffinC@ccsww.org and Linda at Eastside Friends of Seniors Lindaw@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org , both organizations are looking for volunteers
Q. I need a record/certificate/letter, for court/employer/school, is this possible?
A. Yes, please contact Lisa BEFORE signing up to volunteer. At least one weeks’ notice is required to produce a signed record and accompanying letter/reference
Q. Can I volunteer as a driver?
A. Yes, we’re taking contact information (availability/size of vehicle etc.) and we’re contacting people as needs arise
Q. I can’t leave the house but I want to volunteer, is there anything I can do to help?
A. Yes, please share our wish list/volunteer sign up with family and friends. Email Lisa and she will add you to the list of volunteers interested in any at home projects that arise.