Volunteer Opportunities

Please Note: Groups should inquire directly with Volunteer Services at volunteer@vtfoodbank.org or 802-477-4121.

Individual volunteers should fill out the volunteer application below to get started!

Community Repack Volunteers
(By appointment in Barre, Rutland, and Brattleboro )
Each weekday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., volunteers sort and re-pack food, build and pack boxes for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), pack bags for our BackPack Program, or sort fresh produce. Each distribution location has varying availability.

Saturday Sort-a-thons
(Barre only, by appointment)
Every other Saturday from 8:00AM to 12:00PM. Sort-a-thons are great for groups and individuals. We host up to 20 volunteers sorting and packing food in our warehouse.

(Southern Vermont and Chittenden County)
Harvesting surplus produce from Vermont farms during the growing season. This is a fun outdoor, family-friendly volunteer experience.

Direct Distribution to Foodbank Customers
Assist Foodbank staff at hospitals, schools and senior centers throughout the state of Vermont. Share veggies at a VeggieVanGo event or distribute food to seniors at Commodity Supplemental Food Program locations. These are generally bi-monthly or monthly commitments.

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.

Fill Out the Volunteer Application to Sign-up For Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteer Application


**Please note that all volunteer applications take 1-2 business days to process. Volunteer Services will be in touch with you regarding your application but until then, you will not be able to see events on the volunteer calendar. Thank you so much for your interest.

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youth volunteers

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 802-477-4121 or volunteer@vtfoodbank.org.

Questions about any of these opportunities? Contact Volunteer Services:

Hanna Snyder