Thank you for your desire to join us in our efforts to fight hunger, poverty and malnutrition. Thank you for your time, energy, passion and resources. Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated. YOU help make a difference and touch so many lives in your very own Lagos when volunteering at the Lagos Food Bank.
Lagos Food Bank Volunteers are a set of passionate individuals who are committed towards the Organization’s projects by donating their time, talents, efforts and resources (money, donations, food items etc.) towards a common goal without being paid. We have different programs and different ways in which you can volunteer your time, talents, efforts and resources. We invite to visit our social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) for more information.
Volunteering at the Lagos Food Bank Initiative is a great team-building experience and can be categorized into the following depending on how you want to render your time and services:
1.) Special Programs: We have two special programs, NUMEPLAN (Nutritious Meal Plan intervention for vulnerable mothers & children). We work with Primary health care centers within the community to enroll beneficiaries who are mostly children and pregnant women.
The second program is EDUFOOD that is targeted at food insecure students in low-cost private schools and public primary and secondary schools in Lagos. Although the above mentioned programs require medical professionals such as nutritionists and dieticians, we do need regular volunteers who will assist the medical professionals with beneficiary engagement, data collection, monitoring and evaluating the data collected form beneficiaries (BMI, weight, height, vital signs). Activities that involve EDUFOOD program will also require assistance of volunteers for school inspection, monitoring and evaluating.
2.) Community Outreaches: We reach out to slum communities to serve hungry children and families. These community outreaches are done every last Saturday of the month. As the event draws closer, you will be sent an invitation which will require you to confirm your attendance. We have a variety of volunteer tasks available from clothes sorting, water packaging,
packaging of cooked and raw foods which are mostly performed during our community outreach preparation days. We also have Mobile Food Pantry and Walk-Ins.
3.) Office administration: These activities include, fundraising, food sourcing, research, social media, graphic design, videography, photography, volunteer management and engagement, communication designs, nutritionist, to name a few. If you would like to take the career path in volunteering, you can also apply to volunteer full-time. Please click here to apply.