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Volunteer at a local anti-hunger nonprofit

Last updated: 1/25/18

Volunteer at a local anti-hunger nonprofit

Interested in volunteering your time to fight hunger? These local nonprofits need your help.

Still have questions? Contact:
Food Access
1 City Hall Square
Room 806
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Volunteering Opportunities

Description

They are open every day for Elm Hill residents in North Dorchester and Roxbury. Volunteers help sort food serve meals, among other jobs.

Volunteer Hours

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description

The emergency food pantry also offers other services. You would help stock and prepare food. They have a need for bilingual volunteers who can speak Spanish.

Volunteer Hours

Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Description

The pantry needs volunteers to help load trucks.

Volunteer Hours

Hours vary. 

Contact

617-254-4046

Description

They offer meals and other services to the hungry and homeless. Volunteers help with food shopping, cooking, and cleaning.

Volunteer Hours

Mondays at noon. Many volunteers come on their lunch breaks.

Contact

Steve Bonsey
sbonsey@diomass.org
617-482-5800

Description

They work with more than 1,500 volunteers per month. They need volunteers to help cook and package food for homebound clients.

Volunteer Hours

Hours vary. 

Description

One of the largest emergency food providers in Boston. Volunteers put together and hand out bags of groceries. They need Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, and Mandarin speakers.

Volunteering Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Contact

617-375-0735
peter.hubbard@redcross.org
Please note: volunteers need to be able to work independently. You also must be 14 or older.
redcross.org/foodpantry

Description

The Asian food pantry provides cultural food at the Arlington Street Church downtown. Volunteers help carry, unpack, and hand out food

Volunteering Hours

Second Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Second Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Contact

Rebecca Lee
617-239-0225

ricesticksandtea@gmail.com
Please note: Children under 12 need to be with an adult.

Description

They offer outreach and other services to homeless women in Boston and Cambridge. Volunteers can help with outreach efforts, at the drop-in center, or at the arts community.

Volunteering Hours

Van outreach is on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Help with homeless youths at the art center is on Tuesdays.
Help at the drop-in center is on Mondays and Thursdays.

Contact

Jane Dizazzo
jdizazzo@egc.org

Alex Grant
agrant@egc.org.
Please note: volunteers must be 18 or older. We provide training.
http://www.egc.org/