Volunteering at Columbia Pacific Food Bank

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with the food bank takes dedication and physical ability, but is also rewarding. The satisfaction of helping feed hungry residents in Columbia County is worth it, especially knowing that a large portion of our recipients are families who are vulnerable to limited incomes or situations beyond their control.

Want to help, but not sure how?

Look over the brief descriptions of the volunteer opportunities listed below and give us a call at 503-397-9708 to go over your options or fill out our volunteer form. You are welcome to volunteer for as many shifts as you wish. We schedule our shifts in advance, so you always know when you should be there.


  • Drivers – Perform deliveries to partner agencies and pick-ups from donors. You must be able to lift 50 pounds. A Commercial Driver’s License is not required. Shifts are Monday -Thursday, 2 to 3 hours per shift.
  • Warehouse Attendants – Provide donation receipts, stock donations, and pick orders for agencies. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, perform light janitorial, housekeeping, and grounds maintenance. Shifts are Monday-Thursday, 2 to 3 hours per shift.
  • Pantry – Provide assistance to clients with our intake process and packing of food boxes, stocking pantry shelves before opening, and sorting food donations during slow times. Shifts are Monday -Thursday, approximately 4 hours per shift. 
  • Events – Assist with set-up and breakdown of our booth location and the receiving and packing of food as needed. 

Join, Volunteer or Sponsor an Event

We have several fun events every year that need volunteer help and we’d love for you to be part of one (or two)! You can check our latest events for what is upcoming. If something looks like fun to you just let us know by filling out the form below or directly contacting Chrissy Marquardt our Marketing & Events Manager at chrissy@cpfoodbank.org or 503-396-0581.

If your business would like to sponsor an event or one of our monthly email newsletters just drop us a note! We have business sponsorship opportunities available at all levels and we love to let our social media and email audience know when a business has helped us fight food insecurity in Columbia County!

Having a food drive or fundraiser for the food bank? Contact us to add your event to our calendar.

Contact us about volunteering or sponsoring an event