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Volunteer with the Coastal Bend Food Bank

We value our volunteers and invite you to join our mission to fight food insecurity. Here’s what you need to know about volunteering with us.

All volunteers are required to Register Here before choosing a time slot. Once registered, you can select your preferred volunteer shift.

Frequently asked questions

Volunteer Hours of Operation 
  • Monday – Friday:  9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Volunteers help inspect, sort, and box donated food products in our warehouse. We also have opportunities at mobile distributions throughout Corpus Christi and our 11-county service area.

Contact Information:

Shelby Elizalde, Volunteer Coordinator 

Each volunteer must register individually, including family members. For group volunteering, contact us at 361-887-6291 or email: 


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age limits:  Ages 8 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. As a working warehouse, we prioritize maintaining a safe environment for all our volunteers and staff.
  • Mobile Distributions:  Volunteers must be 16 years or older

Dress Code:

  • Closed-toed shoes required; no high heels, sandals, or flip flops.
  • Long pants or appropriate shorts.
  • No sleeveless shirts, tank tops or mid drift shirts. (Shirts must completely cover stomach area) 
  • Dress warmly in winter; dress lightly in summer.

Dress Code for Cooler/Freezer Work:

There is a possibility that some of you may be assigned tasks that require working in cooler or freezer environments. To ensure your comfort and safety, we highly recommend that all volunteers:

  • Bring a jacket or wear a warm sweater.
  • Wear long pants to protect against the cold.
  • Consider wearing layers that can be easily adjusted based on your assigned tasks.

Your health and comfort are important to us, and proper attire will help ensure a positive volunteer experience.

To ensure safety, leave valuables at home or locked in your trunk.

Coastal Bend Food Bank is not responsible for missing or damaged personal belongings.