We offer flexible times for groups wanting to volunteer. Most groups volunteer anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours. If you want to stay longer or shorter, we are happy to accommodate you. We ask that those who choose to volunteer do so for a minimum of one hour.
Groups with young children might consider only staying for one hour, and we require one adult in attendance for every child under the age of 16.
Tuesday-Thursday, from 2:00-4:00pm
& Tuesday, Wednesday, from 6:00-8:00pm
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Maura McNamara
Projects will be determined by our needs and your group’s size and abilities. Based on the fast-paced nature of the NEIFB, we can’t confirm what your project will be until a week before your scheduled volunteer time. Your project may be subject to change at any time.
Volunteers will take canned goods and put them into boxes to be distributed to our partner agencies.
Volunteers will help us assemble bags of food for schools to put in children's backpacks, so that they have something to eat over the weekend.
Volunteers will help weed, plant, harvest, and other assorted projects in the garden. Everything grown is used in our on-site pantry. Groups assigned to the garden will be notified ahead of time, so they can dress appropriately.
Volunteers will help inspect bulk produce and repackage it into smaller boxes or bags in order to make it easier to distribute.
Fridays from 9:00AM-12:00PM, volunteers will hand out fresh produce and perishable grocery products to clients at the Cedar Valley Food Pantry.
Volunteers will help us assemble warehouse orders and prepare them for distribution to our partner agencies.
Volunteers will help us repack items we have received in bulk sizes. Some of our product requires it to be less than 30 °F to repack. Groups will be notified ahead of time to dress for colder temperatures. We will provide gloves.
Every 2nd Saturday of the Month from 9:00am - 11:00am, volunteers will pack and assemble boxes of food for delivery to senior citizens.
Volunteers will sort through a variety of non-perishable donations, assuring their quality and sorting them by product type.
We have several special events throughout the year which help us raise money, collect food, or distribute food. Volunteer assignments depend on the nature of these events. Keep an eye out for emails and follow our Facebook page for updates on these events!