Volunteering

Here at the Southern Maryland Food Bank, we wouldn’t be able to ease the pain of hunger in Southern Maryland without the help of the ever-loving community!

If you would like to spend some time with us in furthering our mission, please look below at the opportunities we have available.

 

Volunteer needs

-Please note-

We are unable to provide/sign off on volunteer opportunities for the following requirements:
                                                              1. Court-ordered volunteer hours.
                                                              2. Sign off on school required hours.

 

 

Community Run Food Drives (Organized by the volunteer/group)

  • Dates: Year round
  • Location: Any location
  • Length of opportunity: Unlimited
  • Commitment need: No long-term commitment needed.
  • Group size: Any
  • Minimum age: None

 

Varied Seasonal Weekend Events (General event help, food collection, etc.)

  • Dates: Typically, Nov-Dec
  • Location: TBD
  • Length of opportunity: TBD
  • Commitment need: No long-term commitment needed.
  • Group size: Any
  • Minimum age: TBD based on task

 

Meals & Hope Mobile Soup Kitchen

  • Dates: pre-scheduled Mondays & Wednesdays evenings year-round
  • Location: Various locations throughout Charles County
  • Length of opportunity: 4:45 pm to 6:15 pm. 1.5 hr opportunity per service
  • Commitment need: No long-term commitment needed.
  • Group size: 1 – 4
  • Minimum age: 12+ with adult, 16+ w/o adult.

 

Seeds of Hope Community Garden

  • Dates: pre-scheduled Thursdays during the spring/summer
  • Location: The Southern Maryland Food bank
  • Length of opportunity: Varying length of opportunity, approx. 2 – 4 hr per service.
  • Commitment need: No long-term commitment needed.
  • Group size: No size requirement. However, a maximum of 12 is preferred.
  • Minimum age: 4+ with adult, 16+ w/o adult.

 

Snack Saks

  • Dates: Tuesday mornings during the school year
  • Location: The Southern Maryland Food bank
  • Length of opportunity: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – 3 hrs.
  • Commitment need: Long term, dedicated, weekly volunteers required.
  • Group size: Individual basis.
  • Minimum age: Adults over 18 only.

 

Senior Saks

  • Dates: pre-scheduled Thursday mornings year-round
  • Location: The Southern Maryland Food bank
  • Length of opportunity: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm – 2 hrs.
  • Commitment need: Long term, dedicated, weekly volunteers required.
  • Group size: Individual basis.
  • Minimum age: Adults over 18 only.

 

If you are interested in volunteering and have more questions, please feel free to contact the Southern Maryland Food Bank & Outreach Services using our contact form below or calling us @ 301-274-0695