Giving Bank Volunteer

Purpose of Position
To assist in the distribution of food to approximately 230 families every Monday between 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 am.  All tasks are performed on Mondays, except for major holidays when the Giving Bank is closed.


Carries bags of food to clients’ cars; some lifting (up to 15–20 lbs).

Parking Patrol
Controls and directs flow of cars, ingress/egress; oversees parking and assures general safety throughout parking lot.

Bags bread and miscellaneous items on Mondays.

Prepares trays of healthy food items and distributes to clients waiting in line; handling of knives required.

Food Handler
Receives ticket from client and delivers bag of food (lifting 10-15 lbs.).

Homeless Lunch Preparation
Assists support staff in making sandwiches and bagging  other healthy items for lunch.

Clothing Ministry
Assists lead volunteer in distribution of clothing in an orderly manner.


Skills Needed (All Positions)

  • A friendly attitude toward clients and volunteers.
  • Ability to work within a group setting.
  • Ability to be flexible with the tasks assigned.


Additional Requirements
Those interested in volunteering at the Giving Bank will complete a Volunteer Interest Form and will be advised of regulations regarding Giving Bank resources and VIRTUS “Protecting God’s Children” awareness training.

Amount of Time Required
Approximately 2–3 hours per week; flexible schedule (e.g,. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., etc.)

When Ministry is Performed
Monday mornings (except for major holidays).

What to Wear
Something you wouldn’t mind getting dirty! Flat, comfortable and covered shoes.

Length of Commitment
Volunteers are needed especially during the summer. You may serve as long as you would like!

Provided on site.

Carrie-Ann Lue Sue
Director of Community Services
(626) 403-6140