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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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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:

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Hunger Relief Center

All of Philabundance’s sorting and packing takes place at our Hunger Relief Center in 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: Edgewater Park on Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm and Penns Grove on Wednesdays from 10am-12 noon.

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Gleaning is the practice of harvesting leftover crops from a farmer’s field. 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.

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

Shifts are every third Thursday of every month from 2:30pm-5:30pm Lowell Elementary, and on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Stetser Elementary.  

 

More Volunteer Opportunities at Philabundance – Berks Warehouse

CSFP Administrative Assistant: Philabundance distributes 9,146 food boxes each month through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), a government program, to low income seniors in the Delaware Valley. CSFP is seeking a volunteer to conduct data entry, and confirm eligibility of seniors for the program following the guidelines set up by the government. This is a heavy data entry position. Volunteers should expect the majority of their time to be spent at a computer! We are looking for a volunteer who can commit 8-10 hours a week for at least a year.

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.

 

 

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