Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Vermont Foodbank! 


If you have any questions about the opportunities on this page, please contact Volunteer Services at 802-477-4146 or volunteer@vtfoodbank.org.




Help us taste and test Vermont Fresh: A Fruit and Vegetable Handbook. No experience required, just the ability to follow recipes, take photos and offer feedback. For more info, e-mail Michelle Barber at mbarber@vtfoodbank.org.


Food Box Distribution

Bradford, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Johnsbury, Newport

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 such as data entry, organizing and archiving documents, mailing thank you letters, compiling survey results, and much more. These projects are sporadic and become more frequent during the holiday season, making this an ideal volunteer opportunity for someone who is available on an on-call basis. Computer-savvy volunteers are greatly needed too! 



Saturday Sort-a-thons

Barre and, by appointment, Brattleboro

Sort-a-thons are held at the Foodbank from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm on designated Saturdays Volunteers help sort, re-pack or build CSFP boxes in the warehouse. Volunteers must be 14+ 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:

May 30
June 13
September 12
September 26
October 10
October 24
November 7
November 21 - FULL
December 5
December 19


Register online here for a Sort-a-thon.







Groups should inquire directly with Volunteer Services at volunteer@vtfoodbank.org or 802-477-4146.


Community Repack ( Barre and, by appointment,in Brattleboro )
Each week day from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., volunteers 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+ 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.

Volunteer Details 

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 802-477-4146 or volunteer@vtfoodbank.org to make those arrangements.


To volunteer with the Vermont Foodbank, please fill out an Individual Volunteer Application, Sort-a-thon Sign-Up, or Court Ordered Community Service Application. Groups should inquire directly with Volunteer Services at volunteer@vtfoodbank.org or 802-477-4146.


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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