Volunteer

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.

 

Featured Volunteer Opportunity

Harpoon Point to PointHarpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group , 8/8/15, Windsor, VT

 

This event is a cycling fundraiser to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Riders select from 25, 50 and 100 mile routes, raise funds for the Vermont Foodbank and enjoy a great after-party at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, VT. Volunteers are an integral part of the event and are needed for various tasks throughout the day.

 

Volunteer jobs include registration, stocking supplies and greeting riders at rest stops, helping at the party, cheering on riders, and other tasks. Volunteers receive a Harpoon Point to Point t-shirt, food and drinks at the Harpoon Brewery party, raffle prizes and much, much more! Learn more and sign up to be a volunteer here.

 

Group Volunteer Opportunities

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

 

Community Repack

(Barre and, by appointment, Brattleboro )

Each week day from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., volunteers sort and re-pack food, or pack boxes for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in the warehouse.

 

Gleaning VolunteersSaturday Sort-a-thons

(Barre and, by appointment, Brattleboro)

Sort-a-thons are great for groups and individuals. We host up to 20 volunteers sorting and packing food in our warehouse. Check availability and sign up for a date here.

 

Gleaning

(Brattleboro and the Lamoille Valley, with occasional gleans in other regions)

Harvesting surplus produce from Vermont farms. This is a fun outdoor, family-friendly volunteer experience. Learn more about gleaning. 

 

Special Events

(Statewide)

We need group of volunteers to help with our many events. See below for more details.

 

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Please fill out a volunteer application so that we can match you with the perfect volunteer project for your unique skills and interests. Volunteers help with a variety of projects:

 

 

Special Events

We have many events throughout the state that are made possible by volunteers like you! Groups and individuals are encouraged to sign up.

 

Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group

August 8, 2015 in Windsor, VT. Ninety volunteers will fill a variety of roles to make this charity bike ride a success. Learn more and sign up here.

 

Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade

March 2016 in Burlington, VT. Five hundred volunteers are needed to keep the parade route safe during this fun event.

 

And many more! Stay current on volunteer opportunities by filling out an application here.

 

Youth Volunteer Policy

Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to volunteer in the Foodbank warehouses due to insurance restrictions. However, gleaning opportunities are open to all ages. 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.

 

More Information

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.

 

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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