The Worcester County Food Bank offers the following volunteer opportunities
(when available) to
individuals and small groups:
Most of our volunteers help sort donated food
and grocery product. Our volunteers have a direct impact on
people who are hungry in Worcester County. They sort
approximately 2 million pounds of food per year, which is then
distributed to emergency-feeding programs located throughout
The Food Bank is open for regular volunteer
opportunities Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM, excluding
holidays. Volunteers must be able to arrive at the Food
Bank by 2:30pm.
Minimum age for volunteering is 13.
Volunteers under 16 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
Volunteers are encouraged to come in weekly for 2-3 hours.
Due to the warehouse environment sandals, flip-flops,
or open-toe shoes
are not allowed at the Food Bank.
*This application is for
volunteer opportunities in
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts only
*All volunteers are required to complete a
volunteer application and participate in a 1.5 hour volunteer orientation.
Once your electronic application
is received we will contact you by email or by phone to
schedule an orientation.
Online Volunteer Application
Form- click here
(printable version) Print out and compete the application.
Mail or fax it to
the Food Bank. Once your application is received
we will contact you by email or by phone to schedule an
Application for New Volunteers- click here
474 Boston Turnpike
Volunteer Groups: The Worcester
County Food Bank welcomes volunteer groups for a one-time volunteer
opportunity (ideal group size is 10-12 volunteers for a maximum of 3
hours). Groups are encouraged to contact the Food Bank as far
in advance as possible to schedule their shift. The Food Bank
will do its best to accommodate scheduling needs.
more information about volunteering, please
click here to use our contact
form or contact the Food Bank at 508-842-3663
Other Local Hunger-Relief Volunteer
If you are looking for volunteer opportunities
in your local community, please refer to our Program Listing.
The Food Bank partners with local emergency-feeding programs located
throughout Worcester County. Many of those programs are
volunteer based and welcome local volunteers.
Click here for
contact information/program listing.
If we are unable to accommodate your volunteer
needs at the present time, you may want to refer to the Community Harvest Project's
the produce grown by the Community Harvest Project is donated to the
Worcester County Food Bank for distribution throughout Worcester
Depend On Volunteers . . . We Depend On You!