Volunteers are the heart and soul of Philabundance and we couldn’t do what we do without you!
Pamela Rainey-Lawler, Philabundance Founder

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer your time and talent to help Philabundance relieve hunger now and end hunger for good. Whether joining us individually or as a group, your efforts will help feed our neighbors in need.

Activities include packing and sorting food in a warehouse setting, working alongside the chefs of Philabundance Community Kitchen to prepare fresh meals and supporting the food distribution efforts of our partners in the community.

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Family volunteer opportunities are designed to include volunteers ages 12 and up in our efforts to relieve hunger now. We recognize that service projects create opportunities to engage youth to learn more about the issue of food insecurity. With safety as our first priority, we have designated specific days and times for families with children ages 12 and up to join us at the Hunger Relief Center to sort and pack non-perishables for our neighbors in need.

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Have Questions?

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Common Questions

Is Philabundance open during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our operations, including volunteer shifts, are considered essential and are exempt from COVID-19 travel restrictions and closures.

Whom should I contact about volunteering?

You can sign up for shifts here. If you have specific questions or would like to register a group, please email the volunteer department (Volunteer@philabundance.org) or call 215-339-0900.

Can I bring a group?

In the wake of COVID-19, we have postponed all large-group gatherings, including volunteer shifts of more than 15 people.

How old do you have to be to volunteer with Philabundance?

Hunger Relief Center volunteers must be 18 years or older to volunteer due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

I need to complete community service for school hours, can I do that at Philabundance?

You can sign up for shifts on our volunteer calendar, but we are unable to guarantee a set number of hours. We also are not able to provide one-on-one supervision at this time.

What should I wear to volunteer?

All volunteers are required to wear a mask and gloves. If you do not have your own, PPE will be provided. Volunteers must also wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops allowed) and comfortable clothing. Specific attire instructions will be sent to you in your confirmation email when you register for a shift.

The date/time I want to volunteer is “Full” or “Reserved” on the calendar. How can I join that shift?

Shifts marked “Full” or “Reserved” have already reached capacity and cannot accommodate more volunteers. Please find another shift that works for your schedule.

Do you have any shifts available that aren’t on the calendar? Weekends? Can we customize an event to work with our schedule?

All of our shifts are listed on our volunteer calendar. At this time we are unable to accommodate requests outside of the shifts listed on the calendar.

Can Philabundance provide me with documentation of my hours?

Yes, the Volunteer Department staff can provide a standard form to verify hours or sign documentation that you bring in. Please ask for this at the beginning of your shift. Letters of recommendation will be written on a case-by-case basis.

Can I bring donations with me to my volunteer shift?

Yes, please! We accept donations of all non-perishable food during your volunteer shift. Check out a list of our most needed items.

How can I stay updated on upcoming volunteer opportunities?

You can check out all of our volunteer opportunities on our online calendar. You can also subscribe to our VolunteerFeed E-Newsletter, and follow us on Facebook.

Is there parking?

Free parking is available at the Hunger Relief Center.

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