Get Started Volunteering at MANNA 

Ready to join us in working to end hunger?

Step 1: Contact our Volunteer Manager, Matt Farr (mfarr@mannafoodbank.org or 828-774-5911), who will work with you to schedule an orientation. We offer orientations at set times throughout the month. Groups do not need to attend a separate orientation; orientation is provided for groups at your first volunteer shift.

Step 2: Attend the volunteer orientation that you have registered for. You will receive a confirmation and reminder email for the orientation. All volunteer orientations are held in MANNA’s Volunteer Center at 627 Swannanoa River Road.

Step 3: 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 4: Once you are on the schedule, come on down! Dress comfortably, but please remember no sandals, heels or open-toed shoes in the warehouse. In the winter, it can be chilly in the warehouse and in the summer it can get warm.

Volunteers younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (aged 18 or older). Volunteers between the age of 16 and 18 may volunteer without an adult, but must present MANNA with a release signed by their guardian.  Release of Liability for a Minor