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

  • Explain how to sign up online to volunteer

  • Take pictures and give tours

     

    Project Kernel

    (Perfect for versatile individuals who enjoy owning deliverables)

  • 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?

Production Kernel

Promotion Kernel

Project Kernel

1 hour

Information Session

1 hour

Information Session

1 hour

Information Session

2 hours

Hands-on training

1 hour

Role-play training

.5 hour

On-the-job training

3 hours

Weekly engagement

3 hours

Weekly engagement

3 hours

Weekly engagement

1 hour

Update Session every 6 months

1 hour

Update Session every 6 months

1 hour

Update Session every 6 months

 

How do I apply?

Step 1:  Submit a completed background check form (click here for form) to jenniferg@ntfb.org.  Our goal is to verify identify and ensure our volunteer leaders meet the same standards as NTFB staff.

Step 2:  Within 2 business days, a staff member will email you next steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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