We love volunteers!
Your time, talent and hard work make our daily response to hunger possible. Here are the steps to volunteer with HCFB.
Drivers operate Hays County Food Bank vans and transport rescued food from communty partners to our warehouse for sorting. They may also transport food to distribution sites.
Drivers must have a valid Texas Driver’s License and have no driving infractrions for the past 3 years. (Some offenses are acceptable.) Training will be provided. No CDL is needed.
These volunteers go out on food rescue runs and help weigh, sort, and build food orders for distribution. They will also help us maintain a clean environment in our warehouse.
Our volunteers in the warehouse are in charge of weighing, stocking, sorting, and packing rescued food for distribution. These volunteers will also do some light cleaning.
Distribution volunteers interact directly with the clients. These volunteers will help pack the vans and then distribute the food directly to the people in need. Volunteers will lift and carry boxes of food and also help clean up after distribution is over.
Occasionally, we need volunteers to help us out at events such as fundraisers or fairs. Volunteers may dress up in costume, solicit for donations, man a booth, or even more to help raise awareness of the food bank.
Home delivery (San Marcos Only) volunteers use their own vehicles to deliver food to homebound seniors, people with disabilities and people living in transitional housing in San Marcos. Volunteers will also help unpack groceries if needed.
An internship with HCFB is a great way to gain experience, learn new skills, and network with professionals while supporting your community!
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter* to firstname.lastname@example.org for review and consideration.
If there is not an internship listed below that you are interested in, but you feel you have something to offer, we will consider special requests and projects that would benefit our organization.
We accept internship applications for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Interns may seek class credit through their universities or colleges if they choose to, but it is not required. All internships are unpaid.
*Cover letter MUST include your desired time frame and your desired internship.
Types of Internships
Assist with collecting client stories centered on hunger. Gain hands-on experience by brainstorming and researching unique ways to collect client stories, utilizing a variety of media tools during story collection (ex: paper surveys, audio, video, photography, client artwork), conducting personal interviews, and organizing results into meaningful materials for the community. Reports to the Communications Coordinator.
Work closely with the distribution team and assist with client intake at public food distributions. The intern will become knowledgeable with the Food Bank Manager, the agency’s client database. The intern must approach face to face client interactions with compassion, dignity and respect.
The Nutrition Education Intern supports and assists with Nutrition Education Programs (Food-Wise Cooking Classes, Child Nutrition Engagement Program, and Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program sessions). Interns will gain experience in community health, building non-profit relationships, public speaking, lesson planning, time-management, and program evaluation.
Social Media & Communications
Work directly with the Community Relations Coordinator, and help manage all social media platforms. The intern will be responsible for coming up with and designing unique posts to reach as wide an audience as possible and participate in community outreach events.