Here are some of the most common volunteer questions.
How old do you have to be to volunteer?
You must be age 15 or older (with parent permission if you are under 18) to volunteer at CCEFS.
How long do volunteer shifts last?
Most shifts last two to four hours. You will be able to take a break if you need to.
What are the physical requirements?
Most volunteer shifts require you to be on your feet on a concrete floor for at least two hours. You should be able to lift 20-25 pounds.
If you have any limitations but are still interested in volunteering, contact email@example.com and we can find a volunteer role that works for you.
How often do I need to volunteer?
We ask all volunteers to commit to volunteering at least twice a month or more.
Volunteering at CCEFS involves some training, and sometimes it can take a day or so for volunteers to become completely comfortable with the process. Also, the process may change, so volunteering more often helps you stay up to date on how things work.
What should I wear when I volunteer?
All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes for safety. You should dress comfortably for your shift in clothes that you can move around in.
CCEFS is currently offering drive-up service, and you may be working outside, so please come dressed for the weather.
How do I know which location I am signed up for?
When you sign up for a volunteer shift, the job title will tell you which location you will be volunteering at. Jobs that start with “Today’s Harvest” will be at our Today’s Harvest Location, 5703 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale. Jobs that start with “CCEFS” will be at our main location, 8264 4th St N, Oakdale.
You will also receive a reminder email 2 days before your volunteer shift, including the location and directions for your volunteer site.
Do you have one-time or group volunteer opportunities available?
We have opportunities for groups to volunteer together on special projects, at our produce fairs, and at our mobile food shelf events. Find more information on group volunteering here.