Volunteer

*Directions to Volunteer Appreciation Event (RSVP required).

Many volunteer opportunities are available at the Food Bank facility located at 2009 Curtain Pole Road in Chattanooga, TN.  Volunteer needs include warehouse help, food sorting and packing, office assistance, truck driving, and special event volunteers.

Volunteer hours are typically during business hours: M-Th 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and F 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

 

We have monthly evening and Saturday volunteer opportunities.  Please be in touch with Mark Huffines for details and availability.

To sign up or get more information about volunteering, please contact Mark Huffines at (423) 622-1800 (ext 207) or mhuffines@chattfoodbank.org.

Benefits of Volunteering

Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community.  The intangible benefits alone – such as pride, satisfaction and accomplishment – are worthwhile reasons to serve.  In addition, when we share our time and talents we:

  • Solve problems
  • Strengthen communities
  • Improve lives
  • Connect to others
  • Transform our own lives

Over the past two decades we have also seen a growing body of research that indicated volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social benefits.  This research has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health:  those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression in life than those who do not volunteer.

So what are you waiting for…call us and volunteer today!