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Volunteer with ACCESS

Get involved and make a difference in our community!

ACCESS volunteers help us build community in Jackson County!

In 2020, ACCESS volunteers generously gave nearly 45,000 hours of their time to help make a difference in our community. Volunteers just like you are the reason that ACCESS helps 1 in 4 Jackson County residents annually and is able to provide the highest level of assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Anyone who has some time to spare and wants to assist those in our community can volunteer with ACCESS and help provide valuable resources to those that need them most.

Want to learn more about what volunteering for ACCESS is like? Read our FAQ.

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Urgent Volunteer Needs

Right now, ACCESS has an urgent need for the following volunteer positions:

  • Food pantry volunteer
  • Food re-pack volunteer
  • Delivery driver volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above positions, please fill out the form above.

What volunteer opportunities are available at ACCESS?

ACCESS has a number of opportunities available for both individuals and groups – ranging from helping in our food bank to presenting information during homebuyer education classes. Whether you are wanting to volunteer once or on a regular basis, we are always grateful for the help that is offered to us. Please fill out the form above to receive our volunteer application and learn about opportunities available.

Please note, all volunteers must register in advance.

How do I sign up to volunteer?

To sign up to volunteer, please fill out the form above to download our volunteer packet. Once you fill out the packet, send it back to our volunteer coordinator, who will be in touch to match you with the perfect opportunity for you to help based on your availability, interests, and skills.

My business/church/group/family would like to volunteer, what can we help with?

Wonderful! Volunteer groups are especially appreciated in our food bank warehouse. We welcome groups of all sizes to help us re-pack food in our warehouse to be distributed in food banks throughout Jackson County. Please fil out the volunteer application to let us know your group would like to help in our warehouse!

What is the time commitment for volunteering?

Most volunteer opportunities last between 2 to 4 hours, however they can be longer depending on the volunteer responsibilities. We have opportunities for those who can only volunteer occasionally and also for those who are able to commit to a weekly schedule. This will be discussed with the volunteer coordinator once your application has been received.

“I love knowing that the time I spend volunteering with ACCESS directly improves the lives of those I come in contact with when I volunteer. I know I am making a difference.

-ACCESS Volunteer

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