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Join us for special Fall Volunteer Opportunities!




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Volunteers are a crucial part of  The Food Bank’s work to reduce hunger and increase food security. We couldn’t operate without the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers across the region. The hours they share contribute to our programs and operations in many ways.  If you are energetic, reliable, caring, and cooperative, please consider joining our volunteer base! Take the first step by attending an upcoming Volunteer Orientation, which we host the second Tuesday and Fourth Saturday of each month (except holidays).

At the orientation you will receive a tour of our facility, learn about our daily operations and programs, and fill out a basic volunteer application. Pre-registration is required, so please make sure to sign-up ahead of time to secure a seat!

The monthly orientations are for individual volunteers only, but we also welcome corporate teams, churches, schools, and other groups to schedule a community service day. If you would like more information, please contact our

Volunteer Coordinator at sullivane@foodbankwma.org or (413) 247-9738 x128.


Volunteer Projects

Food Processing—We are looking for dependable, hard working volunteers to join our Food Processing operation. This critical role will team you with other volunteers to conduct quality control, sort, weigh, and pack donated dry goods, frozen meat, dairy products, and seasonal produce.  Availability: Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm

Qualifications:

  1. Must be able to stand, bend, lift and carry up to 40lbs
  2. Must be at least 16 years old

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for a weekly shift, but those with on-call availability are also valued.

Special Event Support—We are always in need of help with food drives, benefits and Food Bank-hosted events and campaigns.
Availability: Evenings and Weekends

Administrative Support—Come to our Hatfield office to put together mailings, manage filing and copying jobs, make phone calls, and help with data entry. Be part of the behind-the-scenes work that keeps our organization on track!
Availability: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Programs– Support community outreach initiatives by helping with SNAP enrollment, Nutrition, and Brown Bag: Food for Elders. We have an especially strong need in this area for volunteers who are bilingual in Spanish.
Availability: Varies

For Younger Volunteers

Volunteers under the age of 16 are eligible to help out at age-appropriate special events and benefits, or host a food drive with their school or youth group.  Students and parents interested in more information about educational projects should   contact our Development Department at development@foodbankwma.org.

For Corporate Volunteers

We welcome local, regional, and national businesses and organizations to come in for a day of Team Building.  Tour our facility, participate in an educational activity, and sort donated product in our warehouse.  Shifts available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1pm-4pm.  Write us at volunteer@foodbankwma.org to schedule a shift or get more  information.