Volunteer With Us!

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

Are you an individual ready to volunteer? Get started here by signing up.

Register your community, school, faith-based or civic group here.

Register your business or corporate volunteer group here.

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteer Receptionists are needed at the Connecticut Food Bank Wallingford headquarters, located at 2 Research Parkway. Receptionists greet visitors and direct traffic to the appropriate departments. The lobby receptionist will also handle some simple computer projects and light work such as folding, stuffing or collating mailing materials, alphabetizing and filing forms, etc.

Opportunities are available immediately.

Training will be provided.

Volunteer applicants must be able to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and have strong interpersonal skills, basic computer skills and knowledge of general office workplace situations. Send an email to volunteer@ctfoodbank.org to get started.

Skilled Data Entry Volunteer needed to help our procurement team in Wallingford. The procurement staff is responsible for sourcing large food donations from food growers, producers and retailers. The team is looking for someone able to work with database and spreadsheet programs. The volunteer’s responsibilities would include working with detailed information to be entered into our systems and helping to generate reports for the team. The ability to create and work with pivot tables is highly desirable. Training will be provided for the specialized software the Food Bank uses for these tools. The selected volunteer must also be willing to make and answer phone calls to obtain information related to department operations. If interested, send an email to volunteer@ctfoodbank.org with a brief note regarding your skills as related to the above description of needs.

Weekday Food Sorters are needed at our Wallingford distribution center to sort donated food items which include non-perishable items, fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meat products. All donated food must be carefully sorted and checked for expiration dates and other product damage before it can be distributed to the food pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding programs we serve in six Connecticut counties. Many hands are needed on a weekly basis to keep the flow of food moving to those who need it. Shifts are available from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. To volunteer click here and sign up for your first shift. You may sign up for multiple weeks or on a week-to-week basis. If you have a corporate team or other group that would like to volunteer with us during one of the above shifts, click here to get started.

Corporate Group volunteering, Wallingford – Need a weekday group activity for your team? Volunteer to sort food at our Wallingford warehouse at 2 Research Parkway. A three-hour weekday morning session or a two-hour afternoon session can be arranged for you and your team to assist with sorting frozen meat, nonperishable items and fresh produce. In addition to volunteering, individual and corporate financial support is always welcome. Corporate Virtual (online) Food Drives can also be arranged. Click here to get started with a date for your team.