GET INVOLVED

Volunteers

Who is a typical Pantry Volunteer?
You!

Stay connected with other Volunteers on our group Facebook Page!

Our Volunteers come from all walks of life and possess a variety of skills, talents and expertise. While Marco Island is seasonal as are many of our loyal Volunteers, hunger does not know the season and the Pantry needs Volunteers year round. The number of Guests increase significantly when the children are out of school in the summertime and no longer receiving subsidized breakfasts and lunches.

A particular need of Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is for Volunteers who speak Spanish to assist at our mobile outreach to provide translation services. We are also seeking Volunteers interested in Heavy Lifting (+50lbs), Fundraising and Grant Writing.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY

A Volunteer-Led Organization

As a predominantly volunteer-run organization, more than 200 individuals lend their skills, expertise and time to serve our neighbors in need. Our Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and offer their life experience in meaningful ways. 
Whatever your role, we want you to be comfortable and safe. Closedtoe shoes are required as there is a great deal of movement- people, carts and boxes of food! When you volunteer, you will also be given a purple Our Daily Bread Food Pantry apron to wear over your clothing while you’re “on the job”. Pantry T-shirts are available for your purchase at our cost.

Volunteer FAQs

 In the four-hour volunteer window on Saturdays we serve about 550 families.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers provide critical manpower to everything done at the Pantry. Looking to the coming months, the following roles are greatly needed:
Food Collectors/Drivers:
Collect food from the grocery stores, food banks, and more.  Heavy lifting (50+lbs) is required.
Spanish Speaking Registrars:
Register Guests at Saturday Pantries and Mobile Outreaches via a data application and an iPad.
Data Entry Specialists:
Enter Guest and financial data into computer system
Prayer Assistants:
Pray with Guests and give out Bibles and Gospel tracts if the Guests so desire
Fundraising and Development:

Assist our team with raising funds, developing Corporate and Donor relationships, writing grant requests, planning and executing Events.

We Need Volunteers

As a volunteer-led and volunteer-run organization, more than 500 individuals lend their skills, expertise and time to serve our neighbors in need. Our Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and offer their life experience in meaningful ways.