Volunteer

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

 

Harpoon Point to Point, August 9th

Volunteers are needed to help cyclists at various points on ride day.  Tasks include working registration, stocking supplies at rest stops, course marshals, helping at the post party welcoming bike riders, work the food line, and various other tasks. Volunteers receive a Harpoon Point to Point T-shirt, and are invited to join the post party at Harpoon for BBQ and beverages. Click for more info on volunteer opportunities with Harpoon Point to Point, the Vermont Foodbank's largest fundraiser of the year. 

 

Chefs/Cooks (statewide)

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.  We can't reimburse for supplies or ingredients, but we can link to a website, Facebook or Pinterest page of your choosing.  Fore more info, e-mail Michelle Barber at mbarber@vtfoodbank.org.

 

Food Box Distribution (Bradford, Brandon, Lyndonville, Morrisville, Newport, Rutland, 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.  

 

 

   Gleaning
 

Administrative ( Barre and Brattleboro )

Assist with filing, mailings, data entry and other projects as needed. Answer the main phone Iine and welcome visitors.

 

  

  Click here for more info on gleaning.  SPECIAL NOTE: Join us for a gleaning kick-off party on July 1.  From 6:00-7:00 pm, we'll be at the Buffalo Mountain Co-Op in Hardwick with snacks and info.  For more info, e-mail asolazzo@vtfoodbank.org

 

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.  Please contact volunteer program services at (800) 585-BANK or volunteer@vtfoodbank.org to sign up for a Sort-a-thon.

 

Upcoming Saturday Sort-a-thons:

September 6
September 20
October 4 - FULL
October 18
November 1
November 15
December 6 - FULL
December 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

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 (click here).

 

If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Services at 802-476-3341 or volunteer@vtfoodbank.org.

 

NOTE: The Vermont Foodbank is now 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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