May schools conduct a field trip for students to tour before volunteering?

Yes. Junior high and high school students are welcomed.  Volunteerism teaches civic duty and respect while developing leadership skills.  If a student is required to have proof of their volunteer experience, please be sure to bring along documentation requiring a staff signature.  Please present it to staff upon arrival and sign-in.

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance requires sufficient adult supervision for all youth groups volunteering at each of our facilities.  Minimal supervision requirements are one (1) adult supervisor per every ten (10) youth. All adult supervisors will be expected to volunteer alongside the youth for support.

Please contact our volunteer engagement team to set up your school's volunteer opportunity at or 602-343-3134.

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