Volunteer

We need YOU to help eliminate hunger
and poverty in Contra Costa County

Our most-needed volunteer roles are:

Food Rescue Program
Volunteer Positions

Drivers: Pickup, distribute and deliver food.

Navigators: Ride with the drivers to help with loading and unloading.

Distribution: Help sort food to be distributed

Free General Store
Volunteer Positions

Runners – Pick up and deliver clothing and toys from donors and deliver them to FGS workshop.

Workshop Helpers – Sort, size, and prepare clothing for distribution.

Boutique Event Workers – Serve as hosts at one-day events, help guests choose clothing and toys. Help with event set up and break down.

Corporate and Admin Volunteer Positions

Administrative–help with communications, reporting, processing donations and forms, data entry.

IT Administration

Media Management – manage online photo libraries and galleries, caption photos

I want to help eliminate hunger and poverty

For safety reasons, we can only accept volunteers who are 12 and older.

If you are not ready to sign up, but want to know more, click here.

Groups and Volunteer Partnerships

For groups, we offer one-time opportunities to help with Mobile Boutique events or to attend pre-scheduled activities or workshops at our distribution space:

– Food Distribution –
Groups are welcome to join our daily food distribution by helping sort and distribute our morning deliveries, or by helping us keep our vehicles clean.

– Boutiques –
Our Mobile Boutiques are held at faith sanctuaries, community centers, and schools throughout the county, and generally occur at least once a month.

– Workshops –
Held at our workshop at
3380 Vincent Rd. in Pleasant Hill.
Mon – Wed, Sat: 3 to 5pm
Monday 7pm-9pm
Saturday 9am – noon

– Regular Shifts –
Groups may also choose to sign up and share weekly volunteer shifts, assigning a different member to a delivery “run” once a month. Couples and families often enjoy going on these food runs together. Picking up food from venues such as grocery stores and farmers markets and delivering it to our recipients provides a tangible, and direct means of helping those in need.

We love building partnerships with groups looking for a hands-on way to give back to the community. We are happy to customize volunteer opportunities for corporate “Volunteer Days” or other occasions.

Groups may contact Mandy Nakaya for more information

Here are a few of our volunteer partners:

Non Profits

• ToolWorks
• Anka MHM
• Teen Ignite ICC
• Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

• International Education Center at DVC
• Lafayette United Methodist Youth Congregation
• Red Cross

• Mercy WorldWide
• Give Together
• Beth Chaim Danville Youth Congregation
• Sufism Reoriented

• Rotary Clubs of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Rossmoor

Corporate Partnerships

• Bank of America
• Chevron
• Keller-Williams Realty
• Dow Chemical
• Praxair
• Wells Fargo
If you have questions about volunteering, please contact us:
volunteer@whiteponyexpress.org


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