GET INVOLVED

Volunteers

Who is a typical Pantry Volunteer?
You!

Our Volunteers come from all walks of life and possess a variety of skills, talents and expertise. While Marco Island is seasonal as are many of our loyal Volunteers, hunger does not know the season and the Pantry needs Volunteers year round. Guests numbers do increase significantly when the children are out of school in the summertime and no longer receiving subsidized breakfasts and lunches.

A particular need of the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry pantry is for Volunteers who speak Spanish or Creole to provide translation services.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY

A Volunteer-Led Organization

As a volunteer-led and volunteer-run organization, more than 500 individuals lend their skills, expertise and time to serve our neighbors in need. Our Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and offer their life experience in meaningful ways. 

Volunteer FAQs

 In the four-hour volunteer window on Saturdays (one hour to prep, two hours to host guests, and one hour to tear down), we serve about 400 families.
Whatever your role, we want you to be comfortable and safe. We recommend closed-toe shoes as there is a great deal of movement- people and heavy boxes of food! When you volunteer, you will also be given a purple Our Daily Bread Food Pantry apron to wear over your clothing while you’re “on the job”.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers provide critical manpower to everything done at the Pantry. Looking to the coming months, the following roles are greatly needed:
Food Collectors/Drivers:
Collect food from the grocery stores, food banks and more
Food Handlers:
Unload, weigh, date, mark, repackage and stock food in the Pantry
Food Packers:
Create pre-packed bags of food to be used for Appointments, Express Bags, Mobile Outreaches, Weekend School Backpack Program and more 
Assistant Shoppers:
Assist Guests as they shop for food
Registrars:
Register Guests for all Saturday Pantries, Mobile Outreaches, Appointments and collect all required forms
Data Entry Specialists:
Enter Guest and financial data into computer system
Office Assistants:
Completing office work such as copying, filing, updating spreadsheets, official record maintenance, creating reports and more

Prayer Assistants:
Pray with Guests and give out Bibles and Gospel tracts if the Guests so desire
Cleaners:
Clean and maintain the Pantry Building
Translators:
Assist Pantry staff and Guests with translation in Creole and/or Spanish 

We Need Volunteers

As a volunteer-led and volunteer-run organization, more than 500 individuals lend their skills, expertise and time to serve our neighbors in need. Our Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and offer their life experience in meaningful ways.