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Connecticut Food Bank welcomes individual and group volunteers who want to help fight hunger here at home.  Help us to alleviate hunger Connecticut.

Ready to volunteer?  Get started here by signing up.

Or, click here to sign up your group (corporate, church, civic group).

If you are interested in volunteering directly at a local food assistance program, click here to access our Pantry Locator.

Hot Volunteer Needs

Groups Needed – Food Sorting

Organized corporate or civic groups of 15-20 people are needed to assist with food sorting at our East Haven warehouse. Your choice of Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evening or Saturday morning. One time or multiple visits available. Contact Kim Damien to discuss possibilities, 203-469-5000.  Click here to sign up your corporate, church or civic group.

Hunger 101 Facilitators

Do you enjoy working with and speaking to  groups of students and adults? Become a Hunger 101 Facilitator. Hunger 101 is an interactive group learning experience which gives people a taste of what food insecurity really is. Participants walk in someone else’s shoes and see firsthand what it is like to struggle with poverty and food insecurity. Adult volunteers are needed for presentations to school classes, civic organizations, religious  groups and more. Locations depend on the requests received. We are looking for volunteers from throughout our six-county service area. Volunteers are needed for week days, evenings and weekends. Training provided. First time volunteers click here to complete a volunteer application. Already a volunteer? Contact Kim Damien to sign up: kdamien@ctfoodbank.org

Volunteer Associates

One or two sharp adults are needed at the East Haven warehouse to learn and take on various aspects of volunteer management including processing new volunteer requests, scheduling and phone contact. Other tasks may be introduced depending on ability. The right person(s) will be able to give between 12-20 hours a week and will be available at 8:45 AM on designated week days (some flexibility) and will be available to start immediately. The perfect candidate will be a quick learner, comfortable with Outlook calendar and email, easy on the phone and loves working with people. First time volunteers click here to complete a volunteer application. Already a volunteer? Contact Kim Damien to sign up: kdamien@ctfoodbank.org

Member Services Volunteer

An ongoing volunteer is needed to start immediately at our East Haven warehouse. Tasks will include much data entry, some filing and occasionally other projects for the Member Services Department. To start. the volunteer is needed twice a week, preferably Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, until a vacant position in the department is filled. Then it will most likely be one day a week.  To apply, please click here and submit a volunteer application form. Please be sure to write your interest in the comment box at the bottom of the page. If you have already completed a form for past volunteer involvement, please contact me via email: kdamien@ctfoodbank.org.

Client Story Volunteers

Help us spread awareness of hunger issues in Connecticut by telling the stories of those affected.  We are looking for energetic volunteers who are willing to visit our Mobile Pantries, GROW truck sites and food pantries to gather client stories with voice recordings, photos and videos.  Equipment is provided.  Volunteer candidates should be able to use a camera/video camera, interview clients confidently and respectfully and have their own vehicle for travel.  This is a great opportunity to see what we do directly with clients. Please contact Mary Ingarra, Communications Director at 203-469-5000 or mingarra@ctfoodbank.org.

Fundraising Volunteers

We are seeking outgoing, friendly volunteers to help us staff community events during the year.  Events include food drives at local stores and companies, concerts, check presentations and much more!  Volunteer candidates should be comfortable speaking to the public about Connecticut Food Bank’s programs (training to be provided), asking for donations of food or funds and posing for photos.  Please contact Dawn Nunn, Chief Development Officer at 203-469-5000 or dnunn@ctfoodbank.org.

Communications and Public Relations Volunteer

Connecticut Food Bank is in immediate need of a volunteer with a strong communications background to assist with numerous communications related tasks including: information gathering, writing and editing of materials including news releases, newsletters and social media channels, and possible photo and video tasks as needed. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of Word and WordPress is necessary. This is a great opportunity for pro bono work for an unemployed professional who wants to sharpen their skills, or for an advanced public relations student looking to build a portfolio of professional writing samples and gain usable work experience to build their resume. This position is flexible weekdays, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and is based in our East Haven location, with possible work at home opportunities. Contact Mary Ingarra mingarra@ctfoodbank.org, or call 203-469-5000.

(Updated) Food Sorters

Ongoing Food Sorting Volunteers are needed at the East Haven warehouse, 150 Bradley Street, to inspect, sort and pack perishable and non-perishable food for distribution to direct feeding programs. Youth ages 13 & 15 must volunteer with a parent. Ages 16 and over may volunteer on their own. Small groups are  welcome on a one time or repeating basis. Fully enclosed footwear is required.  Advanced reservations are required. Click here to complete a volunteer application. Already a volunteer? Contact Kim Damien to sign up: kdamien@ctfoodbank.org.

Days and times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to Noon

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesdays 4 to 5:30 p.m., and 6 to 7:30 p.m.

3rd Wednesday of every month 4 to 5:30 p.m., and 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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