For these opportunities, unless otherwise instructed, please e-mail volunteer@vtfoodbank.org for more information.




Help us taste and test Vermont Fresh: A Fruit and Vegetable Handbook as well as invent new, budget recipes for our network partners.  This is an at-home volunteer opportunity.  No experience required, just the ability to follow recipes, take photos, offer feedback or invent new recipes for basic fruits and vegetables. For more info, e-mail Michelle Barber at mbarber@vtfoodbank.org.


Food Box Distribution

Bradford, Brandon, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. johnsbury

Help us distribute boxes of food to individuals and families in your community. This commitment takes place at a specific time, day and location each month.  



Barre and Brattleboro

If you enjoy working on short-term projects, consider helping us with administrative tasks. Our administrative volunteers help us with data entry, organizing and archiving documents, mailing thank you letters, compiling survey results, and much more. These projects are more sporadic and become more frequent during fall, making this an ideal volunteer opportunity for someone who is available on an on-call basis.


Vermont Foodbank Volunteer





Saturday Sort-a-thons

Barre and, by appointment, Brattleboro

On designated Saturdays, Sort-a-thons are held at the Foodbank from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Volunteers help sort, re-pack or build CSFP boxes in the warehouse, and sometimes even help prepare mailings. Volunteers must be 14 or 15 years old and accompanied by an adult, or 16 years and older to work in the warehouse. Attendance is by appointment only. 


Register online here for a Sort-a-thon. 

NOTE: You must fill out the registration request in full, including the names of those participating in order to reserve your place for the sortathon date. We are only able to accommodate 20 volunteers per event.


Upcoming Saturday Sort-a-thons:



December 20



January 10
January 24
February 7
February 21
March 14
March 28
April 11
April 25
May 9
May 30
June 13
September 12
September 26
October 10
October 24
November 7
November 21
December 5
December 19


Register online here for a Sort-a-thon.






 Vermont Foodbank Commodity Supplemental Food Service Program



Community Repack ( Barre and, by appointment,in Brattleboro
Each week day from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., volunteers gather in our warehouse to sort and re-pack food, or pack boxes for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in the warehouse. For groups of 10 or more, we are happy to arrange volunteer time on Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00 am and 3:30 p.m. We are also open for groups until 8:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Volunteers in the warehouse must be 16 or older, or 14 or 15 if accompanied by an adult.

Saturday Sort-a-thons (Barre and, by appointment,in Brattleboro

Sort-a-thons are great for groups too!  Please see the description above for more info.


Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to volunteer at the Foodbank and cannot be present during volunteer events due to insurance restrictions. If a group of school age children wish to come to the Foodbank to learn about the work we do, take a tour, and talk about age appropriate ways to become involved, please contact Volunteer Services at 802-476-3341 or volunteer@vtfoodbank.org to make those arrangements. 

To volunteer with the Vermont Foodbank, please fill out one of the Vounteer Applications.  If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Services at 802-476-3341 or volunteer@vtfoodbank.org.


If you are interested in volunteering at a food shelf or meal site, our map of Vermont Foodbank Network Partners provides locations, hours and contact info. Please feel free to reach out to our Network Partners and tell them you were connected through our website.


NOTE: The Vermont Foodbank is a member of Onion River Exchange (ORE).  To learn more about this program and how you and the Foodbank can benefit, visit ORE on the web at http://www.orexchange.org/.





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