Volunteer Orientation

Come Learn All About Volunteering at Our Monthly Orientation

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Mission Statement
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We strongly encourage volunteers to attend an orientation prior to volunteering — whether you’re a new volunteer or returning after an absence. Everyone will be warmly welcomed!

At the orientation you will learn about the many services and programs we offer and how you can follow or find your particular passion while volunteering with the Thurston County Food Bank!

Orientations are held the 1st Wednesday of each month at Lacey’s Food Pantry:

Orientations are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Olympia’s Food Pantry:

Sign Up To Volunteer

All new and returning volunteers must complete our online application, one time. Please be sure to fill in all required fields, either high-lighted or marked with an asterisk (*), and have an adult parent or guardian sign the Terms & Conditions and Hold Harmless Clause if you are under the age of 18. If you would like assistance with the application, please contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators.


Volunteers agree to follow these Terms and Conditions, which are also found in the online application. The document includes Volunteer Guidance, Policies and Procedures; General Safety Rules; Personal Code of Conduct; and our Values Statement. Please read this important information or feel free to download here: