Farmington Food Shelf Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


510 Walnut StreetFarmington, MN 55024


All volunteers at the Farmington Food Shelf are very important to the caring and confidential work that we do with our Farmington neighbors. Our volunteers are appreciated and a part of our respected and responsible team. All volunteers are required to fill out a background check form, read and review our core values, mission statement and to attend an orientation/training meeting. A signed volunteer agreement is also required.

We have a weekly volunteer opportunity for individuals looking to help clients in our Farmington food shelf. This opportunity is a four hour sift, between the hours of 1 pm and 5 pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays each week.

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Welcome the client, family or food shelf visitors (people donating food, supplies or funds) with a pleasant and cheerful smile
  • Explain shopping guidelines to clients and be available for questions
  • Build relationships and trust with people shopping for food
  • Help bag outgoing food, help load food into customer vehicles
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of approximately 25 pounds.
  • Other duties as requested
  • Training will be provided


  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 1 - 4 hours shift per week, Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • some standing, walking, sitting, some jobs require the ability to lift a minimum of 25 - 40 pounds.

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