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Volunteering is one of the most rewarding ways
to be involved with Philabundance.

Whether you want to get hands-on in our warehouse or one of our direct service programs, see the inner workings of our organization by assisting with administrative tasks, or help us spread the word at special events, there is an opportunity that is perfect for you or your group! To sign up to volunteer, click below to register through our volunteer hub!

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 Make sure to read our FAQ section to be prepared for your volunteer experience!



Where You Can Help

Our need for volunteers exist all year round and in locations throughout the Delaware Valley. Consider volunteering at one of these locations:

Gleaning

Gleaning is the practice of harvesting leftover crops from a farmer’s field.gleaning-icon Gleaning is a great way to put local, fresh produce into the hands of community members in need. Project take place through summer and fall on weekdays from 9am-12pm. Groups are welcome! For more information or to schedule your group, email or call Rachel Hoh at [email protected]  or 215 339 0900 x1261.

Share The Harvest

Share the Harvest is back for its 21st year! From June 28-Sept 27 IMG_4309Philabundance
is asking local and community gardeners to donate extra fruits and vegetables which will help families in need in their community. Schools, churches and other organizations are encouraged to dedicate gardens to Share the Harvest. Volunteers are needed each Saturday to collect donated produce at garden centers across the Delaware Valley. To view the locations were volunteers are needed and to sign up go here http://sth.philabundance.volunteerhub.com

Hunger Relief Center

All of Philabundance’s sorting and packing takes place at our Hunger Relief Center hrc-iconin South Philadelphia. Hundreds of volunteers are needed each week to sort and pack supplemental and emergency food items.This is a great opportunity for volunteer groups. Volunteers sort and pack food that is distributed through our programs and through our network of almost 500 food cupboards, emergency kitchens, and shelters.  Shifts are available:

Tuesday: 12:30-4:00PM & 6:00PM-8:30PM (2nd Tuesday of every month is Family Night: 6:00PM-8:00PM)

Wednesday: 8:30AM-12:00PM & 12:30PM-3:30PM

Thursday: 8:30AM-12:00PM & 12:30PM-3:30PM

Friday: 8:30AM-12:00PM & 12:30PM-3:30PM

Saturday: 8:30AM-12:00PM & 12:30PM-3:30PM

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This program distributes fresh produce weekly, similar to a farmer’s market, to some of the Delaware Valley’s most under served neighbors. Each site requires 10-15 volunteers per distribution day.

In New Jersey, we need volunteers for: Lindenwold on Saturdays from 1-3pm. Edgewater Park on Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm, and Glassboro on Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am. 

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This program provides access to nutritious food in low-income areas for kbthe families of all students enrolled. Food is distributed once a month allowing families of the students at the partner school to choose from available food options, including fresh produce, protein and dairy.

 

More Volunteer Opportunities at Philabundance

Food Helpline Volunteer:  The Philabundance Food Helpline connects those seeking food assistance with agencies in their immediate area. We are looking for volunteers to answer incoming calls and utilize our customized interactive map that connects with our agency database to direct callers to resources near them.  This position requires a minimum commitment of two shifts per month (Monday-Friday, 9:30-1pm/1-4pm) at our Berks office, 302 West Berks Street, Philadelphia PA, 19122.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email [email protected] with your contact info and a brief description of your skills, experience, and availability.

Multi-Lingual Volunteers Needed! We seek volunteers who are fluent in Vietnamese, Cantonese or Mandarin to help Philabundance translate and explain program information at our new distribution sites. Volunteers are needed to speak with clients and explain the program. Volunteers will receive training and all information necessary and Philabundance staff will be onsite to answer all questions. The distributions occur monthly at the following locations:

The first Thursday of every month, 10am-12pm at the Houseman Recreation Center, Summerdale Avenue and Godfrey Avenue.

The first Friday of every month, 1-3pm at Front Street and Tasker Avenue under the 95 overpass.

If you  are interested in this opportunity, please contact the volunteer department at 215-339-0900 ext. 1302 or [email protected]