Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in Volunteering?

Attend a Volunteer Information Session to learn more about our work and ways you can get involved. Currently, volunteers assist in the following ways: sorting and packing donations in our warehouse, providing administrative support and assisting at special events. Volunteer Information Sessions are held on the third Thursday of every month from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at Food Bank of Central New York. 

Upcoming sessions will take place on -

August 21, 2014
September 18, 2014
October 16, 2014
November 20, 2014
December 18, 2014

Please note individuals must be at least 14 years of age to tour and volunteer in our warehouse.  Closed toe and closed heel shoes are required in the warehouse at all times.  Please contact Liz Occhino, Events and Volunteer Coordinator at (315) 437-1899 x260 to register.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Groups of up to five volunteers can be accommodated at one time. Group opportunities typically take place in our warehouse Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Volunteers will be asked to sort through non-perishable food donations and package them in boxes based on the designated standards for the donation type. Volunteers will be required to lift small packages (up to 30lbs.) and have good organizational skills. Volunteers will be working in a warehouse and should dress comfortably. Closed toe shoes are required to volunteer in the warehouse. Volunteers for this opportunity are scheduled at least two months in advance.

Volunteer at a Food Bank Event

We are often in need of volunteers to assist at Food Bank events. Many event opportunities take place during the evenings or on weekends. The location and volunteer position is specific to each event.  Please click here for more information and to view upcoming event volunteer opportunities.