If you have some time to give back to our community and to help those in need, please review our current openings below:

Receiving and Stocking Volunteers at the Foothills Food Bank

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist us in receiving donations and stocking them in our backrooms. This volunteer shift is from 8:00 am – 11:00 am from Monday through Friday. You may choose to volunteer any one of these mornings, or on multiple mornings, as your schedule allows.

The Foothills Food Bank particularly needs volunteers on Monday and Thursday mornings.

In order to volunteer, stop by the Foothills Food Bank and fill out a volunteer application. For more information about the position, please call us at (480) 488-1145.

Care Club Volunteers

On the third Thursday of each month, we are in need of volunteers to work from 2 pm – 5 pm, to assist with our Care Club program. Duties would include checking clients in, distributing grocery items, etc. Further details about the Care Club program can be found on our site here. For more information about the position, please call us at (480) 488-1145.

Evening Volunteers

We also are looking for one or two volunteers to assist us on Thursday evenings, between 5:15 pm and 8 pm. For more information about the position, please call us at (480) 488-1145.

Snack Pack Volunteers

We need help on Wednesday afternoons for about an hour and again on Friday for our new Snack Pack program at the Foothills Food Bank. It will require packing the bags on Wednesday and delivering the bags to the schools on Friday. We only need 2 or 3 people on each of the two days. For more information about the position or the Snack Pack program, please call us at (480) 488-1145.

Recycling Volunteers

We recycle cardboard, paper, plastic at the food bank and we have one gentleman that does it several times a week. We are in need of at least one more helper to take recycle items to the reclamation center on Carefree Highway. Times to do this are flexible. To sign up, call us at (480) 488-1145.

‘CLEAR’ Volunteers

If you would like to help our “Clients” by being available to assist them to find other resources than food let us know. This is a program that gives the extra support. Let us know if you think you would be interested and we will give you more detail. To sign up, call us at (480) 488-1145.

Team Job Search

We would like to start a program that will help clients find employment. If you think that this is something that would be of interest to you, let us know. It would be a commitment for every Wednesday evening from 6 pm -8 pm. To sign up, call us at (480) 488-1145.

Community Service Volunteers at the Foothills Food Bank

Community Service is for students who are required to earn hours for school requirements OR for individuals who have a court-ordered requirement.

*Please note that all students under 13 must be accompanied by an adult during their volunteer shifts. Both the student and his or her guardian must fill out volunteer applications at the food bank before they may be able to work.

Individuals who are interested in doing regular volunteer work need to apply in person at the food bank office: 6038 E. Hidden Valley Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331.

Community Service hours are generally available on Saturday mornings from 8:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

Click Community Service Volunteer Information 1-2014v1 w waiver to download a copy of the Community Service Volunteer sign-up form.

To return the form to us you can:

1) Scan and email the completed form to bmausick@gmail.com;

2) Drop it off at the food bank;

3) Or, mail it to:

Barbara Ausick

Foothills Food Bank

PO Box 715

Carefree, AZ 85377


Once your application is received, it will take 2 weeks to get you on the schedule.  Last-minute requests cannot be accommodated. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds and to be on their feet for 3 hours.

Work behavior standards must be followed each time you are in the Food Bank. Failure to do so will result in volunteer activities being terminated.