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!
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!
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
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.
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]