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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:

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Read our FAQs to be prepared for your volunteer experience!


 Where You Can Help

We need volunteers year round in locations throughout the Delaware Valley:

Gleaning

gleaning-iconGleaning 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!

Hunger Relief Cener

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:

Monday: 8:30AM-12:00PM and 12:30-3:30PM (*begins June 22)

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 & 12:30-3:30PM

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

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

fresh-for-all-iconFresh For All

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. 

KidsBites

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. 

CSFP Administrative Assistant

Philabundance distributes 5,000 food boxes each month through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) 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. Interested volunteers must be: comfortable using computers, detail oriented and able to commit to at least four hours each week for six to 12 months. Email [email protected] for more information.

Grocers Against Hunger Data Entry

Grocers Against Hunger (GAH) is Philabundance’s strategic initiative to unite grocers throughout the Delaware Valley in the fight against hunger. Each agency that participates in GAH must report to Philabundance. Volunteers are needed for the ongoing organization and data entry of GAH forms. Interested volunteers must be: comfortable using computers, detail oriented and able to commit to at least four hours each week for six to 12 months. Email [email protected] for more information.