Join us and help make a difference

Many hands make light work. We invite you to join us by volunteering your time and talents, and being rewarded with the joy and satisfaction of knowing that you are making a meaningful difference in people’s lives. And you’ll likely make some new friends as well. 


We are a volunteer-led organization with more than 150 volunteers, including our Board of Directors. Ours is a positive and supportive organization where we combine work with fun and put our hearts into everything we do. We welcome everyone, recognizing that each of us contributes our own unique experiences, skills and talents that make us a better organization.

 

There are many ways that you can put your skills and talents to good use at the Sahuarita Food Bank. We invite you to consider volunteering. For more information about any of these volunteer positions or to submit your application, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kay Novak at jknovak62@gmail.com.


how you can help

BackPack Program

During the school year, we are in need of volunteers to help us assemble and pack bags of food at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings for our BackPack program. You’ll enjoy spending time with your new friends while you help support this weekend food program for our area youngsters. 

Contact: Volunteer Program Coordinator Patty Lisotto at pzwise@cox.net

Drivers

Do you like to drive and have a good safety record? We need drivers to pick up food and supplies from other local food banks, warehouses, suppliers, and distribution sites. Drivers and loaders are needed most mornings of the week for these food pickups. We especially appreciate drivers who can lift between 30 and 40 pounds.

Contact: Ann Striker at acstrike@cox.net or call 520-668-0547

Market Operations

Do you enjoy positive interactions with others and value people from diverse backgrounds? If so, you would enjoy assisting us with the setup and operation of our market days from 3-5 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays at our Sahuarita location. Tasks include setting up the market, moving boxes of food, greeting visitors, and distributing items to them as well as helping them shop and transport food to their vehicles. 

Contact: Kay Novak at jknovak62@gmail.com

Client Registration

A member of each household visiting the food bank registers with our friendly office staff, who ensure that they are welcomed and assisted. If you have computer skills and a warm way with people, we would really value your help. 

Contact: Kay Novak at jknovak62@gmail.com

Stocking and Shelving

If you are able to lift and carry objects or boxes up to 30-40 pounds, we could use your help restocking and organizing our pantry, refrigerators, and freezers. 

Contact: Kay Novak at jknovak62@gmail.com


Governance and Leadership

Community Events Committee

Spreading the message about the Sahuarita Food Bank is what we're all about. We partner with area businesses, schools, HOAs, faith-based and other nonprofit organization to make connections and encourage a collective impact on services within and around Sahuarita. We seek participation in local events and festivals to recruit volunteers,  and collect food and monetary contributions, spread awareness about hunger in Southern Arizona and the services we provide.

Contact: Michele Estavillo at mestavillo@tep.com.

Board of Directors

If you have previous experience in a leadership role or on boards or committees, we invite you to consider volunteering for one of our working committees or serving on the board as openings occur. We are a strategic organization with heart that relies on strong and determined leaders with strong administrative, financial and interpersonal communication skills that will help us achieve our long-term goals.
Contact: Penny Pestle at ppestle@cox.net or call 520-668-0547.