Are you interested in helping neighbors struggling with hunger? Sign up to be an Islamic Relief USA Giving Grain volunteer, and turn your extra time into good deeds.

Islamic Relief USA is looking for volunteers to help distribute food to local community members regularly. Volunteers must attend a brief Islamic Relief USA training.

To sign up as a volunteer, review the qualifications below and then fill out the form below or send an email to Minkailu Jalloh, program coordinator, at mjalloh@irusa.org and volunteers@irusa.org.

New volunteers should use the form below to apply for opportunities at Islamic Relief USA offices around the nation. Returning volunteers can use the form to update their records with new contact information.

Questions? Connect with our Volunteer Management Office via volunteers@irusa.org or call us at 1-855-447-1001.

Return to The Giving Grain Pantry page.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Register and check-in clients for service
  • Interview clients for referrals to other services
  • Help stock and maintain food at the pantry
  • Help clients select and bag food

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Must be available during distribution hours
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Exhibits compassion and empathy
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs
  • Must be in good health and able to be on your feet for hours at a time
  • Team player
  • Follows directions well
  • Takes initiative

Letter of Intent

Please fill out these details about your grant proposal. After our team receives your form, we will review it and will get back to you if we have follow-up questions. If you have questions, contact Sara Hamid at shamid@irusa.org or 703-236-0414.
  • Please write the name, official title, direct phone number and email address of the head of your organization.
  • Please include the name, official title, direct phone number and email address of the person who is the main contact for this letter of intent, if he or she is different from the CEO or Executive Director.
  • Briefly describe your organization's history and note any recent accomplishments. Please include dates when applicable. This section accounts for a possible 10 points out of 100 total score for this application.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please include your most-recent 990 form or financial statement.
  • Please note the beginning and ending dates of your most-recent fiscal cycle.
  • Provide the names of service providers with which your organization partners or works. Make sure to include a brief description of the nature of your working relationship. This section accounts for a possible 25 points out of 100 total score for this application.
  • Please remember that for any grant request to be considered, it must be for a project that is focused on Islamic Relief USA's mission to alleviate poverty.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please provide a document detailing your proposed budget for this project. The document should not exceed one-page. This section accounts for a possible 15 points out of 100 total score for this application.
  • Provide a brief overview of how the funds for this grant will be used. Include a specific description of the program and who it is going to help. Demographic data or stats is important in this section. This section accounts for a possible 25 points out of 100 total score for this application.
  • Please note the beginning and ending dates of the program related to this grant request.
  • Identify the goals and results your organization commits to achieve through this grant project (this should relate to your description of the problem). Please include a numbered description of each activity or step you plan to take and the timeline you will follow. Measures of success or completion are important in this section (for example: 100 people given zakat). Please limit your response to a maximum of two pages. This section accounts for a possible 25 points out of 100 total score for this application.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please upload a PDF document that lists any current funders (i.e. foundations, corporations, government agencies, major donors) for this project, and the amount of the funds you are receiving.
    By checking this box, your organization and the individuals named in this form (thereby representing your organization and associated with the submittal of this letter of intent), confirm and take responsibility for the accuracy of the information included therein and submitted to Islamic Relief USA. This checkmark represents your electronic signature and agreement.
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