Volunteer FAQs

Who may volunteer?

Volunteering with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is perfect for individuals, families and groups. Clubs, associations, sororities and fraternities can increase their community presence through volunteering while meeting philanthropic objectives.

Where and when may I volunteer?

With three locations throughout the state of Arizona, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is able to accommodate your schedule and make your volunteering experience worthwhile. You may volunteer at the Del E. Webb Distribution Center and the Knight Transportation Center in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as our location in Surprise, Arizona. Click here to see location addresses, hours and contact information.

May groups volunteer?

Yes, there are opportunities for groups of all sizes to volunteer at specific locations. For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at (602) 242-3663 or volunteer.services@firstfoodbank.org.

May children volunteer?

Young people are welcome to volunteer with family or as part of a group. Please review the following supervision guidelines:

  • Ages 12 to 15: Must be accompanied by an adult parent, guardian or other chaperone.
  • Ages 16 and above: An adult chaperone is not required.

May students conduct a field trip to tour and volunteer?

Junior high and high school students are welcome. Volunteerism teaches civic duty and respect while developing leadership skills.

What should I wear?

Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes. Closed-toed shoes are required; sandals are not allowed. Please wear appropriate shorts, jeans and tee shirts (i.e., no spaghetti straps or tank tops).

Do you have a question not included on this list? Please contact us at volunteer.services@firstfoodbank.org or call (602) 242-FOOD (3663).

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