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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.  Please complete our Volunteer Application/Waiver and submit it to Debbie Callery at dcallery@mvfb.org.  Volunteers 14 and under require adult supervision.

Volunteer Application

OFF-SITE OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP

May 4, 2014 Boston, MA  Project Bread Walk for Hunger – Click here to donate or register to walk  http://support.projectbread.org

August 23,24, 2014 Westford, MA  Blues N Brews Festival Fundraiser – Click here for the volunteer application www.bluesandbrewsrotary.org/volunteerapplication.htm

 September 20-27, 2014    Fall Pantry Raid – Neighborhood Food Drive.  Perfect for all ages, families, groups and individuals

MVFB Warehouse

Volunteer opportunities within our warehouse can be scheduled Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 & 2:00 if projects/tasks are available.

Individuals:  Age 15 and up are welcome at the food during designated hours.  We require at least one week notice to secure a place on our weekly volunteer schedule.

GroupsWe can safely welcome up to 10 MAXIMUM volunteers for one day/project.  Groups are scheduled in 2 hour increments and dates fill up quickly. We require a donation of funds and/or food from our volunteer groups to participate in a service project at the Merrimack Valley Food Bank warehouse.  This helps us continue to provide food to our neighbors and to provide meaningful volunteer tasks.

 Opportunities May Include:

  • Sorting & Stocking canned and dry non-perishable items for distribution to our agencies (must be able to walk up stairs, stand for 20-30 minutes at a time and lift 2-5 lbs.)
  • General Cleaning/Organizing of warehouse and parking lot.
  • Various painting and cleaning projects
  • Occasional administrative projects (mailing, data entry, answering phones)
  • Assembling bags for Operation Nourish – A Children’s Feeding Program (Must be able to walk down stairs and lift 2-5 lbs.)
  • Mobile Pantry Delivery – Distribute bags of groceries to our clients (home bound elderly & disabled), Requires a valid drivers license, vehicle and a CORI
  • Community Market – Assist MVFB staff with the set-up & clean-up of the Market, distribute fresh produce and other food items to clients. (Seasonal July-October)