General Volunteering Information & Requirements

Come and volunteer with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services! With six unique programs there are plenty of opportunities to get involved! From tutoring adults to sorting clothing to mentoring youth or working outside in the Demonstration Garden, there are endless ways in which your time, skills, talents and passion can be used to make a positive impact in our community.

Please note the following restrictions and requirements:
  • Minimum age to volunteer at SFBFS is 10 years old.
  • Volunteers between the ages of 10-15 must volunteer with an adult.
  • Volunteers ages 16-17 must volunteer with parental permission.
  • Potential volunteers must first attend a 2 hour orientation in order to be eligible to volunteer.
  • Individuals who are currently receiving services from SFBFS or have received services in the past 12 months are not eligible to volunteer. Volunteers are not eligible to receive free goods or services from SFBFS.
  • Court mandated volunteering: In order to perform court-mandated community service hours, you must have a referral from Sacramento County’s Alternative Sentencing Program (ASP). We do not accept court-mandated volunteering from other counties or states.

Learn more about specific volunteer roles at SFBFS. Please check out the following volunteer position descriptions:

Parent Education
Youth Education
Immigration Legal Services


For a list of all SFBFS volunteer opportunities, including days and times, please view the following: SFBFS Volunteer Opportunities.

We encourage you to visit the City of Sacramento for additional volunteer opportunities.