Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Today!


Contribute as a volunteer to help build a community for everyone.  Here are some examples of volunteering at the Bountiful Basket:

  • Food Pick Up – Go along with one other volunteer to pick up donated food in Chaska and Chanhassen. Light lifting required moving food to the van and into the food shelf. Volunteers needed Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., and Sat. Mornings.  You pick the day!
  • Client Assistance – Work a half day 4 hour shift at the Bountiful Basket escorting clients as they pick up their monthly food allotment. Great way to meet clients as well as fellow volunteers.
  • Front desk – Schedule appointments and greet clients during open hours.
  • Food Warehouse – Box donated food and situate in warehouse. Break down cardboard and assist with food donations to building.
  • Serve on the Bountiful Basket Food Shelf Board.  Evening meetings are once a month.

Questions? Contact Robin at volunteer@bountifulbasketfoodshelf.org

Other examples of what Bountiful Basket volunteers do:

Organize a food drive at your place of work.

Ask how you can help at your church with their ministry efforts in the area of helping those who are disadvantaged.
Conduct a food drive with your youth organization that includes a trip to the Bountiful Basket to see how it all works.
Assist the Bountiful Basket Food Shelf in marketing and communicating what we do to help those who may not know about us while at the same time educating others of the opportunity to give.
Participate in our annual fundraiser, “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 online Information Form below or download PDF and fill out by hand.

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf Online Volunteer Information Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Eastern Carver County. We will be contacting you soon and will also add you to our e-mail list to keep you informed of happenings.


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Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Eastern Carver County is a Non-profit 501c (3) and requires all volunteers to pass a background check prior to working with guests. Please complete the information listed below.
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Answering ‘yes’ to the following questions does not constitute automatic bar from volunteering at Bountiful Basket. Factors such as the date of offense, seriousness, nature of the violation, and rehabilitation, will be taken into account.
Have you ever pled “guilty” or “no contest” to, or been convicted/charged with a federal crime or felony offense?(Required)
Have you ever been known by any other name(s) in the last 7 years? If yes, please identify:
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Confidentiality is basic to the maintenance of professional ethics and community respect. Clients act in good faith, expecting their circumstances and personal matters to remain confidential. We are obligated by law and ethics to maintain confidentiality.

The following information is presented to provide guidelines concerning confidentiality.

  1. Information and details about a client may be discussed among Bountiful Basket programs for clinical purposes only. That is, cases may be discussed in staffing, supervisory and clinical meetings in order that cases may be more appropriately managed.
  2. No identifying information about a client (name, address) should be revealed except within Bountiful Basket.
  3. Records kept on clients are used only for case management and not for general perusal. Other agencies requesting the records of a given client must obtain a release of information from the client. In no case are records automatically sent to another person or agency without first receiving this release of information from the client or legal guardian.
  4. Discussing the details of a case outside Bountiful Basket even though names and addresses are not revealed is a breach of confidentiality.
  5. Confidentiality must be maintained even when a case has been made public through the news media.
  6. Volunteers will have access to client information only as authorized by staff. All volunteers will follow the confidentiality policy as outlined.

I, the undersigned, understand and agree to the above policy, and am aware that any breach of confidentiality warrants reprimand and/or dismissal.

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