Volunteer your time

Volunteers are the lifeblood of RIFA

Each and every day, volunteers make a significant impact on our community through their work at RIFA. On average, volunteers log over 15,000 hours of service each year! Without your efforts, the work done at RIFA would not be possible. When you donate your time, you become a partner in the fight against hunger in the Jackson community.

We need YOUR help to get this important work done.

How to volunteer

  • 1Fill out the application.
  • 2Email our volunteer coordinator at tbarnard@rifajackson.org to schedule an appointment and tour.
  • 3Find an area that fits your skills, passion, and availability and contribute to the cause.

We also accept groups for volunteering projects. To schedule a group or volunteering, contact our volunteer coordinator.

Volunteer Application (pdf)

Volunteer Handbook (pdf)

Community Service Worker Application & Policies (pdf)

Why donate to RIFA?

I think volunteering has given me a sense of giving back to the community. When I was working at a regular job, I didn’t have time to volunteer, even though I wanted to. But once I retired I knew I had the time, I just had to find where I wanted to volunteer. Volunteering at RIFA gives me something to do to give back, keeps me busy, and I’ve really enjoyed it.

-Richard, RIFA volunteer
  • 518,136

    Meals Served

  • 28,713

    Volunteer Hours

  • 328,507

    Pounds of Food Donated

Help us meet 80,000 Meals!

Donate Today!