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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi

Thank you for your interest in service opportunities at the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.  The following opportunities are available from June-August.

  •  Mobile Pantry Senior Feeding Program – Deliver groceries to homebound seniors and disabled individuals in Greater Lowell.  Deliveries are made Tuesday-Thursday between 9:30-2:30.

    • Must be 18-years of age
    • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
    • CORI Required
  • Community Market – A seasonal farmers offered to residents of housing properties in Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, and Tewksbury, bringing fresh produce, dairy, and shelf stable items. Group max is 6.

In September opportunities in our warehouse will resume to include inspecting, sorting, and stocking shelf stable food, and filling bags with healthy food for our Operation Nourish, children’s feeding program. Opportunities are limited and our volunteer schedule fills up months in advance.  Volunteers are schedule Monday-Friday between 9:00-1:30 in 2-hour shifts.

  • Individuals 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maximum group size 10=12 people
  • We have limited group opportunities therefore, preference for corporate volunteer group opportunities will be given to companies and organizations who support MVFB financially. This does not apply to groups from schools or scouting organizations.
We do not offer evening or weekend opportunities.  
Fill out our volunteer application here.