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Volunteer at a Local Anti-hunger Nonprofit

Interested in volunteering your time to fight hunger? These local nonprofits need your help.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities
Description

The emergency food pantry also offers other services. You would help stock and prepare food. They have a need for bilingual volunteers who can speak Spanish.

Volunteer Hours

Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Description

This pantry has various volunteering opportunities available. The best way to inquire about open volunteer slots is to contact the volunteer coordinator by email. 

Volunteer Hours

Hours vary.

Description

They offer meals and other services to the hungry and homeless. Volunteers help with food shopping, cooking, and cleaning.

Volunteer Hours

Mondays at noon; many volunteers come on their lunch breaks

Contact

Steve Bonsey
sbonsey@diomass.org
617-482-5800

Description

They work with more than 1,500 volunteers per month. They need volunteers to help cook and package food for homebound clients.

Volunteer Hours

Hours vary

Description

Daily Table is a nonprofit, community grocery store providing fresh, nutritious food at affordable prices. Online SNAP/EBT shopping with free delivery within two (2) miles of stores.

Volunteering Hours

Volunteer shifts are from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12 - 3 p.m., and 3 - 6 p.m. Groups are also welcome (but no more than 4 people during a "shift"). Due to COVID-19, we require all volunteers to be vaccinated. Find out more about Daily Table volunteering.

Contact
  • Daily Table Dorchester: 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 | 617-506-0219
  • Daily Table Roxbury: 2201 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 | 617-516-8174
Description

The Neighborhood Food Action Collaborative (NFAC) is a group of community organizations and members addressing food insecurity in our neighborhoods.

LOCATIONs
  • Hyde Park Food Pop-up: 715 River Street, Hyde Park (Fridays)
  • FAVOR (Food Access Volunteers Of Roslindale): Washington Beech and Archdale Apartments (Fridays)
  • Roslindale Food Collective: Irving Middle School (Sundays)
Sign up
  • Sign up for a shift here
Contact

If you are interested in volunteering fill out the NFAC online form.

Email Leah Arteaga at rhenry@healthleadsusa.org or Ric Henry at rhenry@healthleadsusa.org for questions. 

Description

One of the largest emergency food providers in Boston. Volunteers put together and hand out bags of groceries. They need Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, and Mandarin speakers.

Volunteering Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Contact

617-375-0735
peter.hubbard@redcross.org
Please note: Volunteers need to be able to work independently. You also must be 14 or older.
Red Cross Boston Food Pantry website

Description

The Asian food pantry provides cultural food at the Arlington Street Church downtown. Volunteers help carry, unpack, and hand out food

Volunteering Hours
  • Second Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Second Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Contact

Rebecca Lee
617-239-0225

ricesticksandtea@gmail.com
Please note: Children under 12 need to be with an adult.

Description

They offer outreach and other services to homeless women in Boston and Cambridge. Volunteers can help with outreach efforts, at the drop-in center, or at the arts community.

Volunteering Hours
  • Van outreach is on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
  • Help with homeless youths at the art center is on Tuesdays.
  • Help at the drop-in center is on Mondays and Thursdays.
Contact

Jane Dizazzo
jdizazzo@egc.org

Alex Grant
agrant@egc.org.
Please note: volunteers must be 18 or older. We provide training.
Starlight Ministries website

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