Volunteer

We appreciate your willingness to help serve our community and feed our hungry!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Storehouse. We are the state’s largest food pantry, supporting more than 53,000 individuals, so we can nearly always use a helping hand. We have a small team of employees and truly count on the generosity of people like you who want to work to end hunger in our community.

Sign up to volunteer

Volunteers help the Storehouse in many ways. You can help families select food, re-pack bulk items into smaller portions for us to give away, or sort donations, for example. If you have a particular skill you’d like to share, be sure to let us know. We love to have ongoing, regular volunteers we can count on, but we understand that sometimes busy folks can only come once or twice. We welcome everyone we can. 

You are also invited to advocate to end hunger in New Mexico. Talk to your local officials, County Commissioners, Legislators, Senators, and Members of Congress.

Individuals

When volunteers come one or two at a time, there is no need to plan with us in advance. Just come at your convenience, when we are in operation. Children are welcome to volunteer and we enjoy helping foster the idea of community service in the next generation. However, for safety purposes, they must be at least 8 years of age if they are coming with a parent or teacher, and 14 years of age or older if coming alone. Everyone must sign a volunteer waiver. The Storehouse is wheelchair accessible and we recommend entering via the South door.  

Groups

For groups of volunteers, (5 or more people) please email Swarupa Watlington, to arrange a time that works for both your crew and the Storehouse needs at sdwatlington@StorehouseNM.org. We want to make sure everyone has something meaningful to do and enough space to do it.

 

Location and Parking

Our fixed pantry site is located at 106 Broadway Blvd SE, in downtown Albuquerque (just south of Central). We have limited parking in our lot, but most volunteers have luck parking along side streets nearby. Please don’t park in the lot across the street or at Standard Diner because we like to be good neighbors, and you might end up being towed.

Volunteer Guidelines

 

 Dress Code

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Shirts that cover both cleavage and midriff (stomach)
  • NO short shorts
  • NO underwear showing
  • Shirts worn at all times

     

 

 

 

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