If you would like to volunteer or have questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact us at 301-365-2022 or via email at info@bethesdahelp.org.

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Bethesda Help is run entirely by volunteers, including individuals, families, businesses, scouts, schools, faith groups, and community and professional organizations. Volunteers may work directly within Bethesda Help or organize food drives and other donation activities.

Volunteer Positions Currently Available

Bethesda Help provides training for all volunteer positions and accommodates each volunteer’s schedule and availability. Volunteers usually work one day a month, but it is possible to work less frequently as substitutes. All volunteers work out of their homes.

Continuing Volunteer Opportunity— Food Donations and Food Drives:

The Bethesda Help food pantry is housed in the North Bethesda United Methodist Church on Old Georgetown Road. Here, our volunteer drivers pick up grocery bags of food (a three-day supply for each member of the household) and deliver the food to the client’s home. Bethesda Help aims to maintain a well-stocked food pantry and we rely on food donations from individuals and groups to keep our pantry shelves full.

Foods drives can be organized by just about any group—a school, business, congregation, or other type of service organization. Food drives can be held any time of the year and can target a specific food: a peanut-butter-and-jelly drive at the beginning of the school year, for example, or a canned-soup drive during the winter months.

For a copy of the Food Drive Tool Kit, that describes the steps to hosting a successful food drive, includes sample flyers, a list of stocked items in the Bethesda Help pantry, and information from Mana about food dating, click here: Bethesda Help Food Drive Tool Kit

If you would like to donate food to our pantry or organize a food drive, please refer to our food donation list. For more information on organizing a food drive, or information on delivering food to the pantry, please contact 301-365-2022 or via email at info@bethesdahelp.org.

If you have an idea, skill, or interest that isn't listed here, please let us know! We are always looking for eager volunteers and new ways to serve those in need in our community.