Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in supporting our mission!  AAFB staff and volunteers work together to strengthen Arizona communities so that all people are well nourished. Please see below for current openings and volunteer opportunities! 


AAFB Currently Has The Below Full Time Positions Open!

Job Title:  Communications and Outreach Manager
Status:   Full Time, Exempt; Benefits Eligible 
Reports to:  VP, Development and Marketing

The Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization looking for a committed communicator who loves story-telling and values our vision of a hunger-free Arizona to join our small but mighty team. AAFB is undergoing a brand change to become the Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN).

Position Description
If you have a passion for communicating about the fight to end hunger by sharing stories, this position is for you! You’ll be responsible for external communications and stewardship of the AAFB/AzFBN brand and what remains of the brand transition. Some outreach on behalf of AAFB initiatives for children will be incorporated as well. Key tasks will be to build an organization-wide communications plan and calendar, and manage/execute the work included in the plan. All print and electronic collateral will flow through this position to ensure brand integrity and unified voice. This includes hands-on management of social media, online ad campaigns, the organization’s website, the primary contact for media inquiries and more. Because our staff is small, if you have other skills or interests they will be put to good use!

Key Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to tailor messages to different audiences.
• Familiarity with different content management platforms, social media sites and email send utilities. Knowledge of donor management systems a plus.
• Relationships with media outlets and ability to respond to media inquiries.
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.
• Strong initiative and ability to work both independently and within a team.
• Ability to build consensus and convene multiple stakeholders.
• Proactive problem-solving skills with a solutions-based mindset.

Primary Responsibilities:
• In coordination with the VP of Development and Marketing, implement and manage a comprehensive organization-wide communications strategy and calendar.
• Ownership for ongoing maintenance and accuracy of the AAFB/AzFBN website (redesign in 2020) and deep participation in the redesign process.
• Promotion and outreach for the AAFB/AzFBN Summer meals campaign that alerts children and families about summer feeding sites.
• Promotion and support of free and reduced price breakfast programs available for children at school.
• Managing AAFB/AzFBN’s social media presence and ads, currently Facebook, Twitter and Google grant.
• Public Relations, including writing and distributing press releases and managing inbound calls from the press.
• Concept, story collection, writing and design (or management of consultants/contractors) of collateral such as the Hunger-Free AZ newsletter, Member Summary/Annual Report, letterhead, business cards, giveaways and other publications as needed.
• Limited grant writing as assigned.
• Brand Oversight (standards and compliance) of the Arizona Food Bank Network.
• Outreach to new and nontraditional audiences about the anti-hunger work of the Arizona Food Bank Network.
• Media Watch compilation and distribution.
• Other duties that support the AAFB/AzFBN vision of a hunger-free Arizona.

Minimum Qualifications for Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree and experience with writing for different audiences, running social media for a group or organization and managing contractors and vendors. Familiarity with hunger and poverty issues, especially in Arizona, or willingness to learn. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Valid Arizona Driver’s License and the willingness to travel routinely in Maricopa County and occasionally in other parts of the state. Must have reliable transportation.

Salary Range: $48,000-$53,000 depending upon experience and qualifications.

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume with details of prior experience to Terri Shoemaker at terri@azfoodbanks.org


AAFB Currently Has The Below AmeriCorps Vista Positions Open! 

AmeriCorps Vista positions are a great way to serve the food bank network and help us fight food insecurity!  AAFB offers a range of AmeriCorps opportunties in partnership with great sites throughout the state. Don't see a position right for you? Be sure to check back as we continuously post new opporutnities or e-mail Alexander to learn more about upcoming opporutnities. 

Open now:
Agency Partner Database Trainer VISTA Position based in Phoenix, AZ 
Transportation and Logistics Coordinator VISTA Position based in Phoenix, AZ
Sustainability Training Coordinator based in Phoenix, AZ
Native American Programs Coordinator based in Phoenix, AZ

Not sure what an AmeriCorps is or if it is right for you? Check out this short video to learn more. 


  • AAFB occasionally has a need for a front office volunteer to answer phones and perform light office work for 3-4 hours per day, on various days during the week.  Email Terri with a copy of your resume if you are interested.
  • Search for food banks in your area who may have volunteer opportunities.  Please contact the specific organization for information on current opportunities.
  • The Mesa Cannery, located at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road in Mesa, has ongoing volunteer opportunies to help repackage bulk food for food banks, such as beans or pasta.  Perfect for groups of 10-40.  Contact 480-967-8551 for more information.
The Association of Arizona Food Banks is an Equal Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.