Volunteer Opportunities

Submit Volunteer Applications to:

EMAIL: volunteer@hawaiifoodbank.org
FAX: (808) 954-7879
Hawaii Foodbank
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
2611 Kilihau Street
Honolulu, HI 96819

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator:
(808) 954-7869

Food Safety Inspector

Various HFB Agencies by arrangement with Agency Relations Director. 
Volunteers needed immediately: 2 - 3
Volunteer Duties: Using your own vehicle, travel to member agencies to inspect & ensure that food safety standards are met. Take notes of findings and input into database. Training is provided and reimbursement for travel is available.
Service Time: Weekly 10-20 hr. flexible schedule, weekdays between 8 a.m. & 4 p.m.
Attire: Covered shoes, comfortable clothing

Commodity Supplemental Food Program CSFP - Senior Food Box Packing Volunteers

Volunteers Needed: 80 per activity date. Must be able to stand for duration and perform repetitive movement & lifting. Minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old accompanied by adult.
Volunteer Duties: Help pack 2,400 “healthier choice” food boxes for our Oahu senior citizens.
Service Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Attire: Covered shoes, comfortable clothing, and sun protection.

If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer, please call
(808) 954-7869 or email volunteer@hawaiifoodbank.org   

Food Inspection Volunteers

Volunteer Dry Salvage

Dry Salvage Food Sorters

Hawaii Foodbank Warehouse by arrangement with Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteers needed: Groups of 8 - 10, Must be 18+ years old
Duties: Inspect & sort dry food donations
Service time: Weekdays, 8 am - 12 pm
Attire: Covered shoes, comfortable clothing
Registration deadline: ongoing

Fund Development Volunteers

Volunteer COH 2

Hawaii Foodbank Warehouse by arrangement with Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteers needed: Varies by project
Minimum age to volunteers is 16, accompanied by an adult
Volunteer duties: Assist our Development team by lending a hand with a variety of administrative projects, such as making artwork, signs, display stands & greeting cards - depending on HFB event needs
Service time: Weekdays between 8 am - 4 pm, depending on the project duration and group availability
Attire: Covered shoes, comfortable clothing

Volunteers are needed year-round! Without YOU, we can't WIN the fight against hunger.

Volunteers like you make what we do possible. Your time, Your passion, Your drive - inspires us to keep on going. Join the ranks and together, we'll continue to fight hunger.

Here's how in 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Choose an Opportunity Above

We have opportunities year-round in our warehouse and during our Special Events season. Take a look at our volunteer brochure to find a project that is right for you.

Step 2: Complete an Application

Select the appropriate application from above. A completed volunteer application is needed to begin your placement in a volunteer opportunity.
Please complete the application and select one form of submission:

  • EMAIL: volunteer@hawaiifoodbank.org
  • FAX: (808) 954-7879
  • MAIL:
    Hawaii Foodbank
    Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
    2611 Kilihau Street
    Honolulu, HI 96819

Step 3: Schedule an Interview & Orientation Tour

Please make an appointment or call our Volunteer Coordinator for more info. at (808) 954-7869. The Interview & Orientation Tour will take about 45 minutes and may include a training video, in addition to a "try-it'on" period where you work in the department to see if it is a good fit.