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Become A Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of WayForward and vital to the success of all of our programs.

By volunteering, you’ll help build a community where everyone can thrive. While you give your time and talent to help build stability for others, you’ll also meet new people and have the chance to try out new activities and learn new skills while experiencing the satisfaction of serving your community. We offer one-time and recurring volunteer opportunities, which are listed below.

"I would tell everyone to just sign up for one shift to volunteer inside of the food pantry. You will get a great sense of the support, kindness and inclusivity that is what WayForward is all about. You will feel so warm and welcomed that you will want to come back for more. It almost feels like a family! "

Jonathan Morkved, current volunteer
We offer one-time volunteer opportunities throughout the year in our food pantry, through our seniors program and at special events.
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Pack Food Deliveries

At WayForward
12+
1.5 hours

Join a team of volunteers to shop the food pantry for delivery guests.

Pack Food Deliveries
We offer a variety of ongoing volunteer opportunities for those who can commit to volunteering on a regular basis. You can also contact Pam at pam@momhelps.org or 608-826-3409 to get started.
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Guest Helper – Bakery/Dry Goods

At WayForward
16+
2-3 hours
Weekly
6+ months

Kindly help pantry guests understand shopping limits on items from the bakery or dry goods shelves.

Guest Helper – Bakery/Dry Goods

Guest Helper – Meat/Eggs/Dairy

At WayForward
16+ Years Old
2+ Hours Shift
Weekly
6+ Months

Kindly hand out meat selections and limited dairy items or eggs to food pantry guests.

Guest Helper – Meat/Eggs/Dairy

Donor Greeter

At WayForward
16+
1.5-3 hours
weekly, bi-weekly, monthly
6+ months

Volunteers in this assignment represent WayForward to food and clothing donors. More and more families in our community are turning to WayForward Resources for help feeding and clothing their families. Your kind & friendly demeanor as you welcome donors and accept, weigh and record their donations will help make these critical resources quickly available to […]

Donor Greeter

Stocker/Sorter/Guest Helper

At WayForward
16+ Years Old
3+ Hours Shift
Greatest Need on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday/Friday mornings
6+ Months

Be part of a team that provides a dignified and respectful shopping experience for our guests. Responsibilities include: Sort and stock food donations during open pantry hours Provide shopping assistance to pantry guests, as requested Offer emergency food bags, if needed Collect donations The ideal volunteer will be available for a minimum of one weekly […]

Stocker/Sorter/Guest Helper

Volunteer Driver (Senior Rides)

21+ Years Old
1-3 Hour Shift
As Needed
6+ Months

Help seniors by providing door-to-door transportation to their appointments.  

Volunteer Driver (Senior Rides)

Warehouse Receiving & Unloading

At WayForward
18+ Years Old
1-3 Hour Shift
Weekly
6+ Months

Help ensure that WayForward’s food pantry inventory is augmented, maintained, organized, and safe so that guests can receive the nutrition they need to thrive. You will join an experienced team of volunteers to: Represent WayForward’s values during food rescue,  food drives, or while unloading food delivery trucks Safely label and store incoming food in 3 […]

An older white man wearing jeans and a navy blue T-shirt drives a handcart carrying a loading pallet stacked with food into a warehouse.

Clothing Center Volunteer

At WayForward
12+
2 to 2.5 hours
Greatest Need on Thu/Fri

Help sort, hang/fold, and stage clothing donations for guest shopping!

Clothing Center Volunteer

Clean Team – Food Pantry

At WayForward
18+ Years Old
1-3 Hour Shift
Weekly or Biweekly
6+ Months

Help us make the Food Pantry shine for those we serve and to maintain best practices for health and safety. We need your help once a week, every other week, or even once a month!

Clean Team – Food Pantry

Guest Check-Out Assistant

At WayForward
21+ Years Old
1-3 Hour Shift
Weekly
6+ Months

Be part of a team that provides a dignified and respectful shopping experience for guests accessing WayForward’s food pantry by: Warmly greet food pantry guests when they are ready to check out Measure and record food weight for each guest when they have completed their shopping Assist guests to their vehicles, if needed Maintain a […]

Guest Check-Out Assistant

Guest Greeter

At WayForward
18+ Years Old
3+ Hours Shift
Weekly
6+ Months

Be part of a team that provides a dignified and respectful shopping experience for guests accessing WayForward’s food pantry by: Warmly welcoming food pantry guests, explaining the pantry flow, and offering assistance, as needed Assist with other food pantry tasks, as needed and as time allows The ideal volunteer will be available for a minimum […]

Guest Greeter

General Volunteer Interest

At WayForward
16+ Years Old
1-3 Hour Shift
Weekly or Biweekly
6+ Months

If you do not see a volunteer opportunity that interests you currently listed above, please fill out the Inquiry Form and be sure to share how you might like to donate your time to further WayForward’s mission to create food security and housing stability.

General Volunteer Interest

Food Rescue Volunteer Driver

21+
2-3 Hours
Weekly
6+ months

Food Rescue Volunteer Drivers who carefully drive WayForward vehicles to pick up food from local retail food partners and unload the food at WayForward will help make these critical donations available to community members who need help keeping food on the table.

Food Rescue Volunteer Driver