Volunteers bring their hands and hearts to TAM. Volunteering fosters a community of giving and ensures that TAM is able to have maximum impact. TAM is an all-volunteer organization and every volunteer makes an impact.

No previous experience is needed, we will train you! Help is always needed even if you cannot commit to a regular shift. Volunteer time can be used to fulfill community service requirements for educational or civil requirements.

  • Volunteers are welcome on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00AM to 12PM and on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 8:00AM to 11:00.
  • To volunteer, contact the Pantry at 919 556 1744 Monday and Wednesday mornings or Sandy Matthews at sandy.matthews@triareaministry.com
  • Click here to download our TAM Volunteer Registration Form

Requirements for All Volunteers

• Must be 16 years of age or ages 13-15 with accompanying adult supervision.
• Must wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops).

Volunteering During Open Days

Monday & Wednesday, 8:00 AM till 12:30 PM and the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 8:00 until 11:00 AM.

Available tasks on open days may include:

Donation Intake
• Receive and sort donated food from churches, businesses & individuals

Cold Room
• Receive, weigh, sort and bag donated perishable food from local markets
• Receive, sort and bag donated bread

Main Building
• Stock shelves with donated for distribution
• Circulate canned food from outside storage sheds to keep shelves full

Storage Sheds (Barns)
• Store stockpiled donated canned foods

Bagging Area
• Pack bags of food to be distributed

Client Room
• Check clients in, via computer
• Assist clients to carry food to their vehicle

• Drive TAM vehicle to local businesses to pick up donated food.
• Help unload donated food at TAM

Courier Helper
• Accompany Driver/Courier to local businesses to assist in picking up donated food.
• Help unload donated food at TAM

Volunteering Outside of Open Hours

The following positions are available outside of normal open hours.

Driver/Courier (Tuesday)
• Pickup food at Food Bank (Raleigh)
• Unload food at TAM

Community Food Drives (as needed)
• Help solicit donations at supermarkets, street festivals and with organized drives with church, school or civic organizations
Community Outreach
• Represent TAMFP at community events such as Friday Night on White, Christmas Parade, Crop Walk, Bridge Bash

TAM Events
• Participate at TAM events, such as Stop Hunger Feed Hope Dinner Auction.

  •     Planning
  •     Outreach for donations
  •     Event setup
  •     Event cleanup

Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry may, in its sole discretion, decline to accept and application to volunteer with or without cause. Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry reserves the right to modify or terminate volunteer service with or without notice or cause, at any time.


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