Volunteer

ORIENTATION – Sign up to attend a new volunteer orientation and training session to volunteer at the Dulles South Food Pantry (DSFP). At the 45-minute new volunteer orientation and training session, you will complete a volunteer information sheet, sign a confidentiality agreement not to disclose any information about our guests, and learn the operations procedures for stocking food at the Dulles South Food Pantry. We will also go over the procedures for distributing food when the food pantry is open to guests. New volunteer orientation and training sessions are offered every month and fill up quickly. Children must be at least age 10 to volunteer at the food pantry. Youth age 10-13 may volunteer at the food pantry if accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. Two adults must be present when youth under age 18 volunteer at the food pantry. Volunteers on pantry premises while food is being distributed to guests must be at least age 18 and out of high school.

 

DRIVERS – The DSFP regularly needs drivers to pick up donated food at local grocery stores and collection sites. The pantry sometimes needs to pick food up or drop items off at other food pantries in Loudoun County. Please contact drivers@dsfp.org if you would like to be a driver. You will need to complete the Volunteer Application (at Volunteer Orientation) and Driver Questionnaire.

 

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – As a non-profit organization, the Dulles South Food Pantry has many opportunities to serve outside of the pantry itself. Many of these opportunities do not require training or heavy lifting and can be done on your own schedule.

If you are interested in helping in any of the following areas, please contact us at volunteer@dsfp.org.

  • Fundraisers
  • Grant Writing
  • Marketing and Community Outreach
  • Information Technology
  • Finance – End of Year Audit Committee
  • Food Drives