Volunteer

We appreciate your willingness to volunteer help us feed hungry people in our community! We are the state’s largest food pantry, 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 volunteer to end hunger in our community.

COVID-19 Updates – No New Volunteers at this Time

The Storehouse wants to do our best to make sure our volunteers, staff, and clients remain healthy during this pandemic. We are following all of the governor’s orders and NM Department of Health guidelines, wearing masks and washing hands frequently

The Storehouse is strictly limiting the use of volunteers at this time to lessen the exposure of our staff. We are not currently taking new volunteer applications. The handful of volunteers we are allowing in the pantry are helping put food into carts and client cars. On days the pantry is not open to clients, they are helping pack fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, and boxes of nonperishable food. We are scheduling all volunteers and not allowing walk-ins to ensure social distancing. We appreciate you wanting to help us fight hunger and thank you for understanding. Please check back for updates on our website or social media channels. 

CLIENTS & VOLUNTEERS: You can help us with our COVID prevention efforts by doing an assessment of your own health before coming to the pantry. If you are experiencing any symptoms that could be COVID19, if you have traveled within the last 14 days or been in large groups, or you are currently quarantining due to possible or known exposure to the virus, please stay home and come back to the pantry to volunteer when you are completely healthy. We greatly appreciate it.

    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. 

    We are currently limiting the number of volunteers in the pantry at one time due to COVID19 restrictions. See COVID statement above.

    Individuals

    Everyone should sign up through our volunteer application form. During the pandemic, we scheduling specific times and will be in touch as soon as we can. Everyone must sign a volunteer waiver via our online application. For people 17 and under, a parent must sign on your behalf. 

    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 9 years of age if they are coming with a parent or teacher, and 15 years of age or older if coming independently. The Storehouse is wheelchair accessible and we recommend entering via the south door.  

    Groups

    For groups of volunteers, (5 or more people) please email us to arrange a time that works for both your crew and the Storehouse needs at info@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, so please plan to part along side streets nearby. Please do NOT 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 must we worn at all times

    • Make sure your clothing is not revealing even with bending and lifting. (Shirts that cover both cleavage and stomach; shirts must we worn at all times, NO short shorts, NO underwear showing)