Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer at work

MANNA volunteers work the equivalent hours of 27 full-time staff members!

In order to volunteer at MANNA FoodBank, you just need to fill out the Volunteer Application, attend an orientation, follow the rules for safety, and bring a great attitude! It’s that simple!

Once you have done so, we can schedule you for volunteering.

Ready to join us in working to end hunger?

Step 1: Complete the volunteer application.

Step 2: Within the application you have the opportunity to sign up for a volunteer orientation. Orientation is required for individuals prior to getting placed on our volunteer schedule.  However, if you are looking to schedule a group or you cannot attend a scheduled orientation, you may submit the application without selecting an orientation – after submitting the application please contact volunteer services at (828)299-3663 ×245.

Step 3: Attend the volunteer orientation that you have registered for. You will receive a confirmation and reminder email for the orientation. It will be held in MANNA’s Volunteer Center at 627 Swannanoa River Rd.

Step 4: During the orientation, you will be presented with MANNA’s current volunteer opportunities and you will have the chance to sign up for your first shift.

Step 5: Once you are on the schedule, come on down! Dress comfortable, but please remember no sandals, heels or open-toed shoes in the warehouse, and wear layers. In the winter, it’s cold in the warehouse and in the summer it can get very warm.