The Vermont Foodbank encourages volunteers of all ages to engage with anti-hunger activities in Vermont. The age requirement for volunteers depends on the type of volunteer activity. To volunteer at a direct distribution you need to be at least 14 years of age. Volunteers who are sorting and packing food in one of our facilities need to be at least 16 years of age. Gleaning is an opportunity for volunteers of all ages to help fight hunger in the community. If you are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities for people under the age of 18, whether individually or as a group, contact us at or at 802-477-4121 for additional information.