Give Back With These Volunteer Opportunities

Featured Author: Contra Costa Living Blog Team

How you can volunteer your time and the Contra Costa Food Bank.

Studies have shown that volunteering is beneficial for both your mental and physical health. Luckily, there are tons of volunteer opportunities on Contra Costa County that will help to benefit the local community, as well as your health. Consider these opportunities when looking for ways to give back.

Check out the Food Bank. You have the chance to bag fresh produce at the Fairfield warehouse or box and sort food donations at the Concord warehouse during the day or at night, whatever time works better for you!

Put your language skills to work. Bilingual volunteers are always needed to help better communicate with non-English speakers. Your communication skills and positive attitude are essential to the food bank.

CalFresh outreach help. You can help those in need better understand CalFresh (Food Stamps) to clients to help eliminate any confusion or fear about the program.

Become a Food Bank Ambassador. Food Bank Ambassadors are people who are able to serve as a public face for the Food Bank and help raise awareness about what the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano do to help fight hunger.

For more information on how you can donate your time to local charities in need, contact All About Contra Costa, your local community forum.