Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can no longer allow volunteers who are under 18 or over 60 serve with us. We are doing this to ensure the health and safety of our entire community. We hope that you will sign up with us in the future after this crisis passes.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 59, we hope you will sign up to serve. To get started volunteering please fill out our volunteer application here. We'll contact you within 3 business days to get started.
Volunteer as an Individual
There are lots of opportunities for serving at the Arlington EATS Market. Volunteers are needed to unload the delivery truck, set-up the Market, and help with food distribution. Please note that volunteers needs to be high school age or older to help with deliveries or food distribution. Heavy lifting may be required.
Unload Delivery: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 9-11am
Market Set-up: Tuesdays from 12:30-3:00pm
Food Distribution: Wednesdays from 8:30-11am and 4:30-7pm
Arlington EATS makes snacks available for any student who is hungry during the school day. Snack preparation includes: packing school approved snacks as well as fruit washing and transporting. These projects are carried out in specific settings. Please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.
We store and wash fruit within commercial kitchen settings. As guests in these settings, it is crucial that we operate under the guidelines set for each environment. If you are up for the challenge, please contact Sarah to find out more about this volunteer opportunity. Please note, heavy lifting may be required.
Vacation Week and Summer Lunch Programs
School vacations can be stressful for households who count on school meals to keep their kids fed. From serving food on the buffet line to restocking supplies, setting up the beverage center to taking out the trash, we need lots of help to make our February, April and Summer Vacation Lunches run smoothly. Check back for volunteer opportunities!
Volunteer as a Group
Attend one of our snack packing trainings and find out how you can pack snacks when and where it is convenient for you! For information on upcoming snack packing trainings, sign up for our mailing list.
- Host a food drive at your school or place of work. These are the items we most frequently need.
- Host a lemonade stand/car wash/crowdfunding campaign and we’ll find something great for you to sponsor. Email us for promotional help with your fundraiser!
- Ask for donations in place of gifts for a birthday party. A great way to do this is by creating a fundraiser on Facebook to benefit Arlington EATS.