Hillcrest Food Distribution Volunteer

Save to Favorites

Jewish Family Service of San Diego

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 285 people are interested

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, more resilient community. We believe our volunteers are the backbone of our Agency. We strive to ensure that each volunteer is treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is your success. Be our partner in Moving Forward Together.


The Hand Up Food Pantry believes in helping clients reach self-sufficiency by providing a 'hand up’ not just a hand out to clients experiencing food-insecurity. They accomplish this by connecting clients to resources in addition to providing emergency food relief to 800 families each month at distributions through San Diego County. The Hillcrest Food Distribution serves a multitude of clients from various backgrounds and life circumstances.

Goal of Position:

Assist in the distribution of food to those in the community. We provide more than food assistance- we provide smiles as well!


  • Gain nonprofit experience
  • Directly service people in need of emergency food assistance
  • Learn valuable interpersonal and conflict management skills
  • Help the Hand Up Food Pantry assist a larger group of people with food assistance and case management


  • Unload box truck and set up shopping area in parking lot outdoors
  • Assist Food Pantry Staff in running the client check in process
  • Bag produce and bread for distribution
  • Distribute food to clients
  • Educate clients on additional resources available to them
  • Answer client questions
  • Clean up parking lot and load box truck


  • Must be friendly, patient, and can develop and maintain good rapport with community members
  • Be able to lift bins and boxes up to 25 pounds


  1. Complete confidentiality waiver
  2. Wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that can get dirty
  3. Must be a minimum of 12 years of age (Parental accompaniment strongly advised)

Time Commitment:

Hillcrest distributions are from 12:30pm - 3:15pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month


OHR Shalom at 2512 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
*Volunteers must park on the street with limited parking

12 More opportunities with Jewish Family Service of San Diego

3 Reviews

About Jewish Family Service of San Diego


8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego by empowering individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency, supporting aging with dignity, and fostering community connection and engagement.


Founded in 1918, we are one of San Diego’s most impactful non-profit human services agencies. Last year, we served more than 39,500 clients, including over 17,000 asylum seekers at the JFS Migrant Family Shelter.

Our broad network of staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners are committed to the pursuit of one shared goal: helping individuals and families in San Diego Move Forward.

Homeless & Housing
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


2570 Third AveSan Diego, CA 92103



  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Elder care
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Nutrition


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • Sign up online www.jfssd.org/handupapp

Report this opportunity