Volunteer Opportunities


On Site Volunteer Opportunities:


  • Front Desk Receptionist – Greet shoppers, answer phones and schedule appointments.
  • Client Assistance – Assist and be a friendly presence to individuals as they shop at Bountiful Basket. Great way to meet shoppers as well as fellow volunteers.
  • Mobile Food Packing – Help pack mobile food orders. Deliveries made the first and third Tuesday of each month to community residents as well as the second Wednesday of each month to senior apartment buildings.
  • Warehouse/Shelf Stocking – Sort and organize incoming donations. Ensure that food shelf shelves remain fully stocked. Break down cardboard boxes and bring to recycling bin.
  • Food Rescue – Pick up donated food from local grocery stores in Chaska and Chanhassen. Light lifting required.

    Questions? Contact volunteer@bountifulbasketfoodshelf.org


    Organize a food and/or fund drive at your place of work, congregation, school, etc.

    Assist Bountiful Basket Food Shelf in their marketing and communicating efforts. Graphic design and video work greatly appreciated!

    Participate in our annual fundraisers, MN FoodShare March Campaign, Give to the Max Day and “Neighbors That Care – Share.”

    “Volunteering not only helps those who are in need of food assistance but it also goes a long way in making you feel good about yourself for being kind and giving back.”

    Volunteer by filling out an online volunteer application here or download PDF and fill out by hand.

    Bountiful Basket Food Shelf
    – Chaska Location
    1600 Bavaria Road
    Chaska, MN.  55318


    Bountiful Basket Food Shelf
    - Cologne Location
    (at St. Bernard's Catholic School)
    300 Church St. E
    Cologne, MN.  55322


    Chaska Hours

    Monday – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Tuesday – 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

    Wednesday – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Thursday – 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Friday – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

    1st & 3rd Saturday of each month 9 am – Noon


    Cologne Hours

    Thursday – 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Friday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Donated food may be dropped off at the Bountiful Basket during all open hours.

    Note: Cologne phone is answered during all Chaska & Cologne operating hours.