Burrito Brigade has a variety of volunteer opportunities! We’d love for you to join us.



Spring 2023 Volunteer Needs & Updates


◊ This Spring, Burrito Brigade is requesting an additional 3–5 volunteers for Waste to Taste Delivery Drivers! Interested in helping out? See below for more information.


◊ Little Free Pantry Spring 2023: All new pantry host requests are on hold for now as we focus our efforts on restoring and replacing existing Little Free Pantries. Check back later this year for opportunities to host!



Weekend Burrito Brigade


There are four volunteers standing together around a stainless steel countertop in a commercial kitchen. They are all wearing face masks and food prep gloves as they assemble burritos for Burrito Brigade. There is a grey, commercial food prep bin in the center of the counter with vegan burrito filling in it and a large spoon for portioning sticks out of the tub. Some burritos are being rolled up into foil, others are mid-fill, while some are still just a flat tortilla on the table waiting to be filled and wrapped by volunteers.
Volunteers assemble burritos for Burrito Brigade at the Food for Lane County location.

We make fresh vegan burritos every Saturday and Sunday. They are distributed throughout the community on the same day they are made.

Volunteer shifts are available during the following days and times:

  • Saturdays: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Sundays: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Weekend Burrito Brigade volunteer assignments include:

  • Prepping (chopping, slicing, etc.) vegetables and tofu
  • Filling and rolling burritos
  • Distributing burritos (You can deliver with your vehicle or by bicycle!)


Did ya know? There is also a Portland Burrito Brigade chapter!

You can contact them at portland@burritobrigade.org.



The photographer stands near the check-in table for Waste to Taste, which is not pictured here. They are looking down the first row of WTT. On the lefthand side there are built-in wooden cabinets with dry goods neatly stacked all along the length of the countertops. At the end of the row are windows that look out to 6th Avenue, facing south. There is a white, plastic shelf at the far end of the row with canned goods stacked together on each shelf. In the foreground on the right-hand side, there is a black, metal shelf with loaves of bread neatly stacked together. The floor is wooden, the walls are white.
A glimpse of Waste to Taste

Waste to Taste

At our free food pantry, Waste to Taste, we rely on volunteers for nearly every aspect of the operation.

Volunteers assist with unloading and sorting donations that we receive, as well as portioning out bulk donations, restocking shelves, general cleaning and tidying to keep the space beautiful and sanitary for shoppers, greeting and assisting shoppers during their appointments, and making and/or delivering food boxes.



Volunteer shifts are available during the following days and times:

  • Monday through Friday
    • Sorting/stocking/cleaning shifts: 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Evening shifts (greeting/assisting shoppers/closing) 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm


As of Spring 2023 we are seeking 3-5 volunteer delivery drivers.

You may have heard through our quarterly newsletter or on social media that the grant we had which allowed us to utilize free deliveries through DoorDash has been exhausted as of March 2023. Food box deliveries are an important part of our work, as they allow us to reach Waste to Taste shoppers who are unable to shop in person, have urgent requests, etc.

Please note: Food box delivery drivers should have a clean driving record, and a reliable vehicle that they are willing to use for short shifts. Delivery volunteers should be able to walk, sit, stand, lift, grasp, and carry cardboard boxes filled with assorted foodstuff for 30 – 60 minutes, or have a helper who can assist them. Food delivery boxes weigh approx. 20 – 30 pounds. All volunteers must sign a waiver, and volunteer drivers must sign a safe driving agreement before they can begin.




A Little Free Pantry sits in a grassy lawn area near some tall trees in Acorn Park. The pantry is painted light blue, and has cone flowers with greenery painted along the side.
Little Free Pantry in Acorn Park. LFP Artist: Wendi Kai

Little Free Pantries (LFP or LFPs for short!)

Little Free Pantries are a neighborhood-based form of food support. They are kind of like Little Free Libraries, except, they are filled with food!

Hosts and volunteers are encouraged to contribute to LFPs in their own neighborhoods, closest to their own homes by sharing non-perishable, high-demand foods. (E.g., rice, beans, proteins, etc.)

Volunteer shifts are available during the following days and times:

  • There are no designated days or times to volunteer. Hosts and supporters of LFPs are encouraged to check their local LFP as often as they are able. Supporters are encouraged to restock the LFP and tidy up around the general area as needed.


→Want to support your local pantry? Find one in your neighborhood using our LFP map.

→Interested in hosting your own pantry? Fill out this form on the Little Free Pantry page.



COVID-19 updates as of Spring 2023






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    Weekend Burrito Brigade

    Weekend Burrito Brigade uses a different volunteer sign up system. Use this button to sign up:

    Click here to volunteer for weekend Burrito Brigade

    If you only want to volunteer for Weekend Burrito Brigade you don't need to fill out the rest of this form.

    Little Free Pantries

    Help stock the pantriesHost a pantry at your houseHelp build pantries (we provide the materials, you need the tools)Help paint pantries

    Waste to Taste

    Food Hub unpacking & Setup Monday-Thursday 1:30-3:45pmFood pickup from grocery stores (spacious vehicle needed)Food hub staffing Monday-Thursday 3:45-5:45 pmFood box delivery Tuesday-FridayFood/donation Pickup

    Monday MorningsMonday AfternoonsMonday EveningsTuesday MorningsTuesday AfternoonsTuesday EveningsWednesday MorningsWednesday AfternoonsWednesday EveningsThursday MorningsThursday AfternoonsThursday EveningsFriday MorningsFriday AfternoonsFriday EveningsSaturday MorningsSaturday AfternoonsSunday MorningsSunday AfternoonsOpen to any time

    StandingLiftingSortingOrganizingFood Prep(chopping, bagging, etc.)CleaningDrivingAnything!