We are seeking volunteers to help re-purpose leftover catering from Phoenix Suns home games taking place at Footprint Center. You will be working with the catering company at the arena to pick up food and deliver to nonprofit partners throughout the city, each of which is three to five miles away from the arena.
Please plan on arriving at Footprint Center approximately 2.5 hours after tip-off, although exact time will be determined a day or so before. Additionally, there is the option to pick up the morning after the game at 10am if daytime is better.
Duties may include picking up clean pans at the nonprofit agency before heading to Footprint Center, as the catering company will use these pans to pack the food. Once packed, the food will be taken back to the nonprofit and your job is done! All positions and shifts are unpaid volunteer-based. More information will be provided a few days in advance of the game you sign up for.
For more information and to claim your dates, check out the link below.
We are seeking volunteers to help re-purpose unused catering from concerts at venues around The Valley, including Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater, Footprint Center, Arizona Financial Theatre, Desert Diamond Arena, and others.
These are evening / late-evening opportunities where volunteers will either meet at the venue to inventory, organize, and wrap / pack up food, or they will pick up packaged food at the venue and deliver to nonprofit partners throughout the city. Some volunteers choose to do both!
For more information and to claim your date(s):
Wildflower Bread Company
Wildflower Bread is making is possible for Musically Fed to collect unused bread and pastries from their location at 5813 North 7th Street in Phoenix. We are looking for volunteers that can pick up the items at that location in the evening and deliver to a nonprofit agency in the Valley, including in Glendale and Mesa. Typically it’s at least 30 loaves and a variety of pastries and the quality is outstanding.
If you’re interested in helping, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on available dates and times.
In-Office Administrative Support
We are in need of volunteers to assist with clerical tasks at our Scottsdale office (responding to phone calls, emails, dictations, thank you notes, etc.). For more information, contact email@example.com.
Resurrection Street Ministry
Resurrection Street Ministry (RSM) in Mesa, AZ has been a fantastic partner to Musically Fed, especially during the height of the pandemic - we could not have done our COVID-19 initiatives without them!
Since we have resumed normal activities, RSM has been consistently providing us with extra dry goods and food for the veteran families that we serve, and they never turn us down for any need that we have.
RSM is in search of volunteers! Their greatest need is on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm at their facility on E. Main Street in Mesa, but they also have opportunities during the week. The food bank fills boxes daily around 9am and during the second week of each month, there are opportunities on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
For more information about these opportunities, and to sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midwest Food Bank Deliveries
Musically Fed has opportunities to help with pick-ups and deliveries from Midwest Food and Resurrection Street Ministry to nonprofits in the area. Twice a month on Wednesday mornings we need someone to meet at Midwest Foods to select food and dry goods from what’s available that morning. Supplies will be packed and loaded onto pallets and then trucked to Resurrection Street Ministry, which is located a few miles away. Volunteers will follow the truck to help offload the pallet and either store it at Midwest Foods or deliver it to another outlet.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Midwest Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities - Other
Our partner, Midwest Foods, has a variety of volunteer opportunities in the Valley and Tucson. For more information on available positions, please visit this link.
Some key points:
PLEASE pre-register for events so that they know you are joining them! This helps make sure they have enough product and stations for all volunteers to have a meaningful volunteer experience!
If you would like to schedule a group volunteer event, please contact the volunteer coordinator at 480-892-0134.
There aren't any age restrictions on volunteers - ALL ages are welcome! Minors do need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Their regularly scheduled volunteer sessions are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm, and the 3rd Tuesday evening of every month from 6:30-8:00 pm under the event name 'Just Serve Night'. They also offer a fun event for working adults in the community on the 4th Tuesday evening of every month from 5:30-7pm called Business Networking Night. When signing up for a volunteer event, please read the event descriptions to know what the opportunity involves. If you can't find a specific day or date, that most likely means that the event is full. If you haven't volunteered with Midwest before, the first step is to go the App Store on your mobile device and download the 'Golden Volunteer Opportunities' App. You can click on 'Join Now' to create an account within the app. (Please note - you will need to do this even if you previously had an account on the Volunteer Hub as the two systems are completely separate.) Once you're in the app, you can search for 'Midwest Food Bank' and you should see 4 regular sessions. You can click on the event to read more information and see additional dates that are available. If you see an event that works for your schedule, click on the radio button next to that event (can even choose multiples dates if available!) and then click the 'sign up' button, and you will be registered! On the day of the event, you will check in at one of the kiosks in the community room at Midwest Food Bank.
If you have minor children or additional family members that want to volunteer with you, go to the registration page and parents can first click on "+ Add Guest". Add all guests before you complete your sign-up. You will receive a confirmation email(s) if you completed the registration correctly. If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to reach out to the volunteer at 480-892-0134.