Volunteer

Volunteering in the community is a great way to learn about hunger in your community and help out local nonprofits. Please see below for some opportunities in your area:

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cumac

CUMAC

We are looking for people to sort and pre-package groceries, produce and frozen items. No special training required just a heart to serve. Please visit cumac.org and there you will find access to our online volunteer sign up platform. We require face coverings and please dress comfortably with closed toe shoes. For more information or with any questions navigating the sign up platform, please call 973-742-5518 and ask for Kayann Foster or Jeni Mastrangelo. Thank you.

Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick

Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick

We are looking for volunteers to deliver meals and/or fresh produce biweekly. Meals are delivered every other Friday and Fresh Produce is delivered every other Wednesday. Delivery is 10:30 am – 12 noon. To sign up email Shareka Fitz at mowgnb@aol.com or call 732-249-3488.

Food Bank of South Jersey

Food Bank of South Jersey

Volunteers are needed to pack emergency food boxes at our facility, 1501 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ 08110, Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and provide their own face mask. Volunteers may sign up at: https://signup.com/go/pitkrSG
Volunteers are needed to distribute food at our mobile food pantries located throughout out our 4 county service area of Salem, Burlington, Gloucester, and Camden counties. Distribution times are generally 10am – 1pm and scheduled from Tuesdays through Saturdays. Distribution sites are rain-or-shine events unless severe weather is forecast. Please dress appropriately for the weather. To sign up for Pop-Up Pantries please visit: https://signup.com/go/EGjpEzy and to sign up for Hope Mobiles please visit: https://signup.com/go/LMeJnaN

Nationalities Service Center

Nationalities Service Center

Help us pack food for newcomers!
– Tuesday morning from 9:30am to 1:30pm
– Center City Philadelphia
– No special skills or training needed
– Contact us at volunteers@nscphila.org

YMCA of Bucks County

YMCA of Bucks County

YMCA Of Bucks County is looking for people to join our corporate and government task force. We are looking for you if you have an enthusiasm for supporting your local community and want to volunteer your time to a mission driven organization. Interested in learning more? Please email Shannon Connolly, Regional Director of Development, at sconnolly@ymcabucks.org.

Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Community FoodBank of New Jersey

CFBNJ welcomes small groups (no more than 15 at a time) of volunteers to help in two shifts per day at our Hillside, NJ warehouse: Monday through Friday: 9 am – 12 noon / 1 pm – 3:30 pm. Warehouse volunteers assist with sorting and repacking food items, assembling our Family Packs and Senior boxes, and packaging bulk product into family sized bags. All volunteers must be aged 16 or older and no open-toe shoes, heels, sandals or flip flops or bags of any kind allowed.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, CFBNJ has mandated the following safety protocols for volunteering at the FoodBank: Temperatures are taken for anyone entering the building; masks and gloves are required and will be provided; each volunteer must complete the COVID-19 waiver, which will be provided after sign-up; all volunteer areas maintain social distancing guidelines; advance sign-ups are required (no walk-ins).

Volunteers may sign up for a shift online at www.cfbnj.org and visit the Volunteer page for further information.

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County

We have multiple opportunities for volunteers to assist in food distribution at one of our locations in Freehold, Old Bridge, Red Bank, or Leonardo. No special training or skills. Volunteers will be asked to fill out a health questionnaire prior to volunteering. More info can be found here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4baaaa22a3fe3-togetherhood or by contacting giving@ymcanj.org

Jewish Relief Agency

Jewish Relief Agency

The Jewish Relief Agency is looking for volunteers to help deliver boxes of food to recipients in August. Volunteers can choose to deliver in Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Bucks County, and Montgomery County. Volunteers will need to pick up the boxes at JRA’s warehouse in Northeast Philly. JRA’s clients depend on volunteers to deliver food to their homes. JRA has initiated safety protocols and procedures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and has implemented a drive-thru model called Express Pick-Up for all deliveries and a Knock, Drop and Go policy at recipient homes. Volunteers are also required to wear a facemask during pickup and deliveries. Volunteers can sign up for the August Food Distribution by visiting jewishrelief.org. Volunteers are needed on Wednesday 8/5 through Friday 8/7 from 9am-2pm, and Sunday 8/9 from 9am-2pm.

Hunger Free America

Hunger Free America

Virtual Opportunity: COVID-19 Food Assistance Project – Volunteers are needed to verify emergency food site information across the nation. Many sites have changed operations and hours due to COVID-19, volunteers are ascertaining these changes and updating our database via a survey form. Volunteers should be moderately comfortable using web technology and speaking over the phone. The results are freely available to the public by request, via an electronic mapping tool, and the USDA Hunger Hotline. Having accurate data means a hungry family can find an open pantry near them at any time.
More details and sign up via: www.hungervolunteer.volunteerhub.com

Contact:  swinter@hungerfreeamerica.org

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