220 Herndon Street,
San Marcos, Texas 78666



(512) 392-8300





Join the team!
Take the first step and create your volunteer account. 

You must contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator to activate your account or you won't be able to log in, schedule shifts, or even see available shifts.You will be able to schedule your own shifts after an online orientation has been completed and you have received your Volunteer PIN. 
Get Ready!
Now that you've submitted your volunteer application, please read through our online orientation manual. When you have completed this, you will know your next step.
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Choose Your Shifts!
Now you're ready to choose a shift and start your volunteer journey. It is important that you sign up for your shift as we have a limited amount of spaces available. See below for a description of shifts.

Volunteer Shifts Available



Drivers operate Hays County Food Bank vans and transport rescued food from communty partners to our warehouse for sorting. They may also transport food to distribution sites.

Drivers must have a valid Texas Driver's License and have no driving infractrions for the past 3 years. (Some offenses are acceptable.) Training will be provided. No CDL is needed.

Food Rescue/Processing

These volunteers go out on food rescue runs and help weigh, sort, and build food orders for distribution. They will also help us maintain a clean environment in our warehouse.


Our volunteers in the warehouse are in charge of weighing, stocking, sorting, and packing rescued food for distribution. These volunteers will also do some light cleaning.


Distribution volunteers interact directly with the clients. These volunteers will help pack the vans and then distribute the food directly to the people in need. Volunteers will lift and carry boxes of food and also help clean up after distribution is over.

Mobile Pantry

Twice a month, we partner with Central Texas Food Bank and help distribute food from one of their big trucks. Volunteers will assist in setting up and packing up the distribution as well as help distribute the food to those who need it. This shift takes place completely outdoors, rain or shine.

Special Events

Occasionally, we need volunteers to help us out at events such as fundraisers or fairs. Volunteers may dress up in costume, solicit for donations, man a booth, or even more to help raise awareness of the food bank.

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"It takes nothing, save a little compassion, to give back to the people who need it most."

- Charli

"Volunteering at Hays County Food Bank is very fulfilling. I am so happy that the Social Work Program at Texas State University has lead me to this organization. This place is like a second family to me."


"I love working here. It's just good people doing good work."

- Stephin

"Volunteering at the food bank has given me a great opportunity to work with many different kinds of people in the commjnity. Being able to help the community and working with and for so many good people along the way, has been an experience that I truly value."

- Tyler

Hays County Food Bank does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.


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