Volunteer Information

Become a Food Bank Volunteer!

State College Food Bank Volunteers are the backbone of the Food Bank's operation and typically provide over 11,000 volunteer hours each year. Thanks to all of the volunteers without whom the Food Bank could not fulfill its mission of providing food assistance to families in need.

Did you know...
 currently there are approximately 115 individuals who volunteer at the Food Bank on a regular basis?

The State College Food Bank is a fun and rewarding place to volunteer! If you would like to help fulfill the Food Bank's mission of providing food to those in need in Centre County, consider filling out an application to be a Food Bank volunteer.



Daily volunteer shifts are as follows:
Monday - Friday (daily) 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mondays 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fridays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Occasionally there may be volunteer opportunities outside of the hours listed above. Please make sure to indicate your availability on the volunteer application form. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@scfoodbank.org if you have questions about volunteering.
INDIVIDUALS: New volunteers must go through a training program and are assigned to a regular weekly shift. 
GROUPS: Volunteer groups are utilized for special projects and events. 
CHILDREN AND YOUTH: The Food Bank has limited volunteer opportunities for children and youth 18 years old and younger. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator regarding volunteer opportunities for children and youth.
CLIENTS: Effective September 1, 2013, clients are not permitted to volunteer at the Food Bank due to confidentiality and fairness to all clients. This includes family members of clients. We encourage clients to give back to the community by volunteering at other United Way partner agencies or other Human Service agencies. 
COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Food Bank accepts applications from individuals and groups who have community service requirements, including requirements related to academics, extracurricular activities, and court mandated service. Applications will be considered based on the required number of service hours, timeframe in which hours must be completed, and the nature of/reason for the community service requirement. Please make sure to indicate your community service requirements on the volunteer application form.


Applications are accepted for all positions throughout the year. To apply for a volunteer position, please click on the Volunteer Application link to complete and send your application.

New volunteers are trained and added to the volunteer schedule on an as-needed basis. If new volunteers are not needed at the time of your application, you will be notified, and you can request to be added to the volunteer wait list.

All volunteers must attend a New Volunteer Orientation Session and complete the necessary training and paperwork. 

If you have submitted an application but have not heard back from the Food Bank within a few weeks, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 814.234.2310 or send an email to volunteer@scfoodbank.org.

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