NTFB is looking for a few good volunteers!


If you have participated in a volunteer experience and are looking for more ways to engage with us, please consider applying for our Kernel Volunteer Leadership Program.


What is an NTFB Kernel?
Inspired by the seed of the wheat plant, an NTFB Kernel is a volunteer leader who helps our organization grow.  These dedicated individuals are at least 18 years of age and regularly give their time to the North Texas Food Bank.

What does a Kernel do?   
We have identified three areas where Kernels can provide the most assistance:

Production Kernel
(Perfect for organized individuals who enjoy having a routine)

  • Attend distribution center shifts regularly

  • Lead groups of volunteers to sort and pack food
  • Support the team and receive donations

Promotion Kernel
(Perfect for positive individuals who enjoy raising awareness)

  • Greet and help volunteers check-in
  • Take pictures and give tours
  • Represent NTFB at events and fairs

Project Kernel
(Perfect for versatile individuals who enjoy administrative tasks)

  • Work with different staff throughout the Food Bank

  • Assist with clerical duties, special events, and/or enhancements

  • Utilize technology and meet deadlines

    What is the time commitment?


     Information Session                                 

     Attend a 1.5-hour interest meeting to learn more about the position and program
     Interview  30 min., one-on-one chat with Kernel Program Manager. This is a casual chat to assess your interests and skill. We use this time to assess where you would make the best impact. Flexible availabilities.
     Placement  After the interview, we will make assessments and then contact you with your Kernel position.
     Training   On the job training and shadowing. Some jobs may require training prior to start date.
     Weekly Engagement  At least once a week. Length of time is determined by Kernel position and your availability. These will be discussed at the interest meeting and in the interview.
     Monthly Check-In  30-min., one-on-one check-in with Kernel Program Manager. Flexible availabilities.
     Bi-Annual Meeting  Optional: 2-hour update session every 6 months.
     Social Engagement  Optional: Kernel appreciation and recognition events.

How do I apply?

1. Attend a Kernel interest meeting. Click here to sign up.
2. Next steps will be provided to you at the Kernel interest meeting.
3. If you have any questions, please email volunteer@ntfb.org or call 214.270.2055

North Texas Food Bank | 3677 Mapleshade Lane, Plano Texas, 75075 | 214.330.1396  | North Texas Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. | EIN: 75-1785357 | info@ntfb.org