Join the Team

Our multifaceted work draws on a diverse portfolio of skill sets, and our team spans a range of positions in workforce development education, food recovery, food production, fundraising, communications and more. 

We are committed to fairness and inclusion in our hiring practices, work culture and all interactions with our partners and community. Available positions are listed below.

Jobs at Food Shift

Internships at Food Shift

Volunteering at Food Shift

During this challenging time, Food Shift is glad to serve our community through Operation Together,  our COVID-19 relief effort, by rescuing food from waste and nourishing vulnerable neighbors. Since March, Operation Together has recovered and distributed 60+ tons of food, and we want to keep growing. 

We’re seeking food recovery volunteers to sort and load donated food on-site at Food Shift’s office in Alameda, with social distancing and safety protocols observed. View the flyer below for more information, and please share this link to it in your network to spread the word! Interested volunteers can email with their availability and resume, with subject line “Operation Together Volunteer.” We request 10+ hours of service per month.

“As someone who’s self-employed and mostly works from home I was looking for a volunteer opportunity that would connect me to a wider community, would let me use some different skills, and hopefully teach me some new ones too. It’s been all that and more. There’s always a really positive spirit of teamwork, where everyone is valued and everyone learns from each other.” 

-Martin Webb, food recovery volunteer and kitchen volunteer

This program is designed for executives who are in transition or shifting gears on their career path, and would like to give their time to a project at Food Shift that leverages their strengths and talents.

Residencies give executives exposure to a nonprofit organization and an opportunity to make an impact. The program can be customized with an average of 10 hours a week for a minimum commitment of three months.

As someone who’s spent a lot of time in the corporate/tech world, it’s been amazing to be able to look inside and learn the nonprofit world, particularly through the lens of Food Shift, whose mission is one that I’m personally very passionate about (Food Waste and Social Justice). I’ve been able to lend my ‘talents’ in a multitude of ways, from management, strategy, and coaching, to helping with technical projects, and to helping with the food recovery operation. That I get to contribute in all these ways (really, anything that I can help with, I try to) is especially rewarding for me.”

-Rizwan Dhanani, Executive-In-Residence and Chief Technical Consultant

We welcome professional chefs interested in giving back to the community by teaching a guest workshop with a curriculum of their choice. Only off-site virtual workshops are currently possible due to the pandemic.

I support Food Shift because they are one of the few organizations that make the connection between food insecure communities and food system inefficiencies. And it’s their innovation where they are able to create their own ecosystem to provide work, food and community to food insecure communities. We need more Food Shifts in every community in the world.”

-Tu David Phu, Top Chef Finalist and Local Chef Activist, Guest Chef