Please complete this application form if you are interested in bringing a group (more than 5 people) to volunteer at Great Plains Food Bank. Groups of volunteers help to repack bulk food donations as well as pack bags and boxes of food for special programs. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.
Please provide contact information for the person who will serve as your group's leader.
We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.
Emails ONLY from your local Volunteer Manager
Examples: Notifications about schedule changes, closures, request for help with time-sensitive projects or within the community.
PLEASE OPT-IN TO THESE.
Receive updates & periodic opportunities to give.
Automatic email with your shift times.
PLEASE OPT-IN TO THESE.
Volgistics Volunteer Alerts sends reminders, alerts, and custom messages from System Operators and
Coordinators. Use this section to opt-in and opt-out of text messaging (also known as "SMS"),
and initially set how you would like to receive messages. Your messages can be delivered as emails,
text messages, or none. You can change this at any time through VicNet. View supported phone carriers.
Message and Data Rates May Apply. For help or information on this program send "HELP" to 28344.
You can send "STOP" to 28344 at any time to opt out. For additional assistance, call 888-891-6978 or
Message frequency based on account settings.
Messages are not guaranteed to be delivered. All messages will be sent by email until you respond "YES"
to the welcome text message sent after the application form is submitted. Message preferences
can be changed in VicNet on the Account tab.
Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.
Please provide the following information about your group. The Members field is used collect the approximate number of people in your whole group. This total can be a range or whole number.
Please provide contact information for people available to contact if the main contact cannot be reached.
You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.
Great Plains Food Bank requires that strict confidentiality be maintained with respect to all information obtained by volunteers concerning the organization, as well as the clients and others they serve. The volunteer shall not disclose any information obtained in the course of his/her volunteer placement to any third parties without prior written consent from Great Plains Food Bank. This includes but is not limited to information pertaining to financial status and operations such as budget information, donations of money or gifts in kind, salary information, and information pertaining to clients, staff or other volunteers. No information concerning any volunteer will be divulged without prior written consent of the volunteer. This includes addresses, telephone numbers, etc. Failure to comply with the confidentially policies of the organization may result in disciplinary actions, including the dismissal of the volunteer. I understand the above and agree to uphold the confidentiality of these matters both during and following my volunteer service with Great Plains Food Bank.
I understand in my connection with my voluntary involvement with Great Plains Food Bank, that I am insured with respect to Great Plains Food Bank's General Liability and Excess Liability policies. This policy provides coverage for Bodily Injury and Property Damage for negligent acts to third parties; however, any work that is performed as a volunteer is at the volunteer’s own risk for injury, accident, disease or illness to himself or herself. Great Plains Food Bank, its Board of Trustees, Executives and Employees are held harmless for any acts performed by its volunteers. I hereby agree to release and discharge Great Plains Food Bank, its officers, and directors, employees, agents, and volunteers from all claims, suits, demands, and actions for injuries sustained to my person and/or property as a result of my involvement in such activities; including any claims based on negligence. I hereby attest that my attendance and involvement in such activities is voluntary, that I am participating at my own risk, and that I have read the foregoing terms and conditions of this release. In addition, I agree that I will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws while serving as a volunteer for Great Plains Food Bank.
I hereby give the Great Plains Food Bank permission to interview, photo and/or make an audio/video recording(s) for use in training materials, promotional materials and news stories. I also give permission to use the interview, photo or recording for nonprofit use in print, web, and other multi-media forms of communication. All subject matter and materials (print and/or electronic) will be used responsibly, ethically, and with discretion. The Great Plains Food Bank values the privacy of participants and will not release photo, recording or other materials to a third party. This release is made voluntarily and without compensation. Signed authorization is continuous and may be revoked by the participant or parent/legal guardian via written request to the Great Plains Food Bank at 1720 3rd Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102.
I will wash my hands before starting work, after each break/absence from the work area, after using the restroom, smoking and any other times when hands may become soiled or contaminated. I will keep my work area clean and orderly. I will wear a shirt and closed-toed shoes at all times. I will not eat, drink, chew gum/tobacco, or smoke in any warehouse areas. I will not eat, drink, or take any product belonging to GPFB. Objects held in mouth (toothpicks, matchsticks, etc) are prohibited. I will keep cuts, sores or injuries properly bandaged especially when handling any GPFB product. I understand that glass, hard plastics or ceramics are strictly prohibited in all warehouse areas with the exception of eyeglasses and safety glasses. I understand that only GPFB staff is allowed to operate power equipment. I will obey all restrictions and safety signs. I will not block any emergency exits or fire extinguishers. I will allow forklift drivers access while loading and unloading trucks, staying out of their way for personal safety at all times. Visitors/contractors shall sign in and out of warehouse areas. I will not tamper with any food bank product in any way, shape or form. In the event of a fire, hazardous chemical leak or evacuation drill, I will immediately stop what I am doing and proceed to the nearest fire exit. All staff and guests will assemble in the northwest corner of the lot for roll call. In the event of a tornado or tornado drill, I will assemble downstairs in the front bathroom area between the warehouse and front exit. Every individual agrees to comply with all Good Manufacturing Practices while visiting the Great Plains Food Bank.
I hereby acknowledge that all youth involved in this volunteer group have parental or legal guardian consent to volunteer at the Great Plains Food Bank. I understand that if the volunteers are under the age of 16, they are required to be accompanied by an adult through the entirety of their volunteer experience at the Food Bank. I understand that is it my responsibility to arrange timely and reliable transportation to and from the Food Bank for youth in my group when they are scheduled to volunteer.