Winter Holiday Volunteering for Individuals

How to Register for Winter Holidays:

A background check is required for all volunteers over the age of 18. Therefore all volunteer opportunities are “reserved” for volunteers with an existing background check on file.

There are still plenty of volunteer opportunities available throughout the week. Follow the steps below to get started:

Already a Food & Friends Volunteer?

If you are an existing volunteer and you think you may already have a background check on file. Simply click the signup button below to get started. Make sure you are signed into your volunteer account first, otherwise all available events will say “reserved.”

Sign UpSave

New to Food & Friends?

Welcome! The first step is to complete your background check. After submitting that, create a volunteer account using the signup link below.

Please complete both of the steps below to get started:
1) Start Your Background CheckSave

2) Sign Up to VolunteerSave
Be sure to review the event descriptions for age limits and location of the activity. When your background check clears, in 3-5 business days, you will be able to log into your volunteer account and sign up for all available Holiday opportunities. If an event says “full” it means that shift is currently at capacity. If it says “reserved” make sure you are signed into your account and have submitted a background check.


Contact Katrina Mathis at (202) 269-6878.