Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Northshore Food Bank. Please read through our volunteer handbook prior to filing out the volunteer application below. Once you have read through our volunteer handbook you may complete our volunteer application below. By submitting your volunteer application you acknowledge that you have read through our volunteer handbook. Once submitted, our Volunteer Coordinator will review your application and be in touch to schedule a tour and orientation.

NOTICE: Anyone needing hours validated by a staff member (ie court mandated, diversion) must make an appointment by calling 985.893.3003x101 and acceptance into our program is not guaranteed.



Northshore Food Bank Volunteer Application

Contact Information
In Case of Emergency please notify
Do you have physical or mental limitations which would prevent you from heavy lifting or moving 35-50 lbs of food or furniture? Are you able to sit, stand and stoop frequently or for extended periods? If you have limitations please list below. This could determine placement area. If no limitations are present, please indicate “NONE”. *
Special Skills
Do you have any special skills that you would like to volunteer (examples: graphic design, event planning, grant writing, fundraising):
Previous Volunteer Experience
Volunteer Agreement
Please read through the following a select the box indicating you have read through and agreed to our Volunteer Agreement
Scheduling and Agreement
We ask that all volunteers schedule shifts in advance and do their best to be present and on time for each event or shift. If you know you will be late or unable to attend, please contact the person in charge of the event or the volunteer coordinator at least 24 hours beforehand or as soon as you know you will be unable to attend. Volunteers are asked to sign in and out on volunteer time sheets each time they volunteer. Volunteers should check the Northshore Food Bank Facebook page for notices regarding closures, emergencies, or any other unforeseen circumstances that might cause the Food Bank to close.
Staff Verified Hours
By submitting this application I agree that I am applying for a position that does NOT require hours to be verified by a staff person (ie court mandated, diversion) and understand that if at anytime I need staff verified hours I will contact the Volunteer Coordinator immediately to arrange such a position. I understand that any volunteer hours prior to arranging staff verification will not count towards any community service or other hourly requirement.
Due to the sensitivity of the data collected from participants, donors, staff and volunteers of NFB, including the Thrift Store and Dental Clinic, all information is considered confidential and should be treated as such. Discretion and audio privacy is required when discussing sensitive information while volunteering. Additionally sensitive information concerning participants, donors, staff and volunteers should not be discussed with anyone outside of NFB.
Liability Waiver
I agree on behalf of myself, my heirs, successors, and assigns, to hold harmless and defend Northshore Food Bank, Inc., and their respective members(s), officers, trustees, directors, employees, representatives, and agents from any and all claims, causes of action and/or lawsuits, including but not limited to any such claims, causes of action and/or lawsuits alleging bodily injury, personal injury, pain, mental anguish, and/or death, and/or property loss or damage, arising from or in connection with my Volunteer Services or in connection with any illness or injury or cost of medical treatment in connection therewith, and I agree to compensate Northshore Food Bank, Inc., and their respective members(s), officers, trustees, directors, employees, representatives, and agents associated with the activity for reasonable attorney's fees and expenses arising in connection therewith.
Dress Code
Volunteers are asked to wear appropriate clothing and CLOSED TOE SHOES (no sandals) when working in any department of the Food Bank, Thrift Store and Dental Clinic or at outside events. If clothing is deemed inappropriate by management or open toed shoes are worn, the volunteer will be sent home and requested to change prior to returning.
Photo Release
I consent to the unrestricted use of any and all photographs taken by the Northshore Food Bank in whole or in part, in any form or medium, including, without limitation, to its use through or on any electronic media, including the internet.
Dismissal of a Volunteer
As described in the Volunteer Handbook, Volunteers who do not adhere to the rules and procedures of Northshore Food Bank or who fail to satisfactorily perform their volunteer assignment are subject to dismissal. Possible grounds for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, the following: gross misconduct or insubordination, theft of property or misuse of agency materials, abuse or mistreatment of clients, staff or other volunteers, being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to abide by agency policies and procedures, and failure to satisfactorily perform assigned duties.
Volunteer Orientation
I understand that I am not a volunteer until I have reviewed the handbook and attended an orientation session. Orientation sessions or scheduled on a monthly basis and the Volunteer Coordinator will email information to anyone interested.
Driving Policy
Anyone driving a Northshore Food Bank vehicle must have a valid driver’s license and a background check of their driving record on file. I consent to a background check of my driver’s license, should I volunteer as a driver. I understand that to drive a vehicle for the Northshore Food Bank I must have a clean driving record. I further agree to operate the vehicle in a safe and professional manner.
Our Policy
It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.
Agreement and Signature
By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal. I further acknowledge having read through and understand the expectations of me in the policy and procedure handbook for Northshore Food Bank Volunteers.
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