Volunteer

We appreciate your willingness to volunteer to help us feed hungry people in our community! We are one of the state’s largest food pantries — so we can 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.

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Our volunteers are incredible!

More New Mexicans have relied on food pantries since the pandemic, and nonprofits like the Storehouse need ongoing volunteer help to support the work of feeding people in need.

At the Storehouse, one of our wonderful volunteers has done just that, showing up nearly every week for many years to help feed New Mexicans.

“She’s super dedicated to the Storehouse and our mission of feeding those in need in our community,” said Kevin Cochran Storehouse New Mexico operations manager. 

We nominated her for some recognition through KOB-TV’s Pay it Forward segment and she won! Congrats Juanita!

COVID-19 Updates – No New Volunteers at this time

The Storehouse wants to do our best to make sure that 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 including 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 currently taking new volunteer applications, but request only serious applicants apply. You must be able to commit to an on-going schedule, in order, to limit exposure and create consistency. 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 COVID-19 symptoms, if you have traveled within the last 14 days, been in large groups, or 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.

    Volunteer

    Volunteers help the Storehouse in many ways. Assisting families, re-packing bulk items into smaller portions, or sorting donations are all regular tasks we ask volunteers to do. If you have a particular skill you’d like to share, be sure to let us know. We welcome both regular and one-time volunteers. Please scroll down for more information on how to sign up. 

    We are currently limiting the number of volunteers in the pantry due COVID-19 restrictions. See COVID-19 statement above.

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    Individuals

    Everyone should sign up through our volunteer application form. During the pandemic, please call, and we will schedule specific times for you to volunteer. Everyone must sign a volunteer waiver to work at the pantry. We are not currently accepting youth volunteers, but for people 17 and under, a parent must sign on your behalf. 

     

    Location and Parking

    Our fixed pantry site is located in downtown Albuquerque at 106 Broadway Blvd SE, in downtown Albuquerque (just south of Central). We have limited parking in our lot, so please plan to park along side streets nearby. Please do NOT park in the lot across the street or at Standard Diner as 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)

    • No clothing with crude or insensitive language/imagery.