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Volunteer FAQ

Who should I contact about volunteering?
You can sign up for Philabundance volunteer shifts here. If you have specific questions or would like to register a group, please email the Volunteer Department or call 215-339-0900.

What size group can I bring?
The Hunger Relief Center can accommodate a maximum of 30 volunteers each shift.

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

  • Hunger Relief Center volunteers must be 14 years of age or older.
  • Fresh for All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, or 14 and older with an adult.
  • KidsBites Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Once a month we host a Family Night for volunteers as young as 8 years old.

What should I wear to volunteer?
All volunteers must 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 Philabundance volunteer calendar. At this time we are unable to accommodate requests outside of the shifts listed on the calendar.

Do you accept Court Ordered Community Service?
At this time we are unable to accept Court Ordered Community Service.

I need to complete community service for school hours, can I do that at Philabundance?
You can sign up for shifts on our Philabundance 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.

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.

How can I stay updated on upcoming volunteer opportunities?
You can check out all of our volunteer opportunities on our Philabundance volunteer calendar. You can also follow Philabundance on Facebook and other social media channels.

Is there parking?
There is parking available for volunteers at the Hunger Relief Center.