Basic Needs

FRESH Volunteer Program

Section 1

45% of UCI students report to be experiencing food insecurity and 5% report to be experiencing housing insecurity. Help us make UCI a basic needs-secure campus and provided every student the ability to reach their goals!
We accept volunteers year-round. To volunteer, please fill out our EEE survey. Thank you!
"My experience at the FRESH Food Pantry was one that I am very grateful for. It is always a great opportunity when you can help people. However, it is an even greater opportunity when you can help people from you community. I will without a doubt continue to be a volunteer for as long as I am at UCI."
- Fall 2017 Volunteer 

Section 2

Join our Team to Learn More About:

  • Food & Housing insecurity
  • System-wide & UCI-specific efforts to provide basic needs for all
  • State & Federal policies
  • Food Safety: Guide to Safe Food Sorting
  • Food justice & much more!

Volunteer Outcomes:

  • Work on projects aimed to reduce basic needs insecurity with dedicated individuals
  • Make new friends while making UCI a secure environment for all students!
Group Volunteers
Email us at if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or organizing a group volunteer opportunity for your friends or club. Thank you!
Congrats to our Volunteer of the Year, Carol Reyes! Thank you for all your hardwork!