Ongoing Throughout the Year; Perfect for Individuals & Groups
Family Friendly & Great For All Ages (children aged 5-13 must be accompanied by an adult volunteer)
Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes or risk being sent home

Why Volunteers are Needed
Some donations need to be sorted and repacked before we can give them out. That’s where volunteers come in! Volunteers help us sort useable items from damaged products and box them into categories like soup, juice, and cereal. Donations include food as well as non-food items like soap, shampoo, household supplies, and linens. Volunteers help low-income families stretch their limited budgets and eat better.

Volunteer as an Individual, a Family or a Group!
Individuals, families and groups are all welcome! Two-hour time slots are available all week! We offer daytime shifts on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 9am and 11am, Wednesdays at 3pm, as well as select weeknights starting at 5:00 p.m. Also, two Saturdays a month, two-hour shifts are available starting at 9:00 a.m. Create a volunteer profile below and sign up for a shift directly through our website! If you are looking to register your family follow the instructions provided in the link below:

Want to sign up for a shift? Create a volunteer profile to below using our online registration system to schedule yourself and/or your family! 

If after you register for a shift and realize you can no longer make it, please sign in to your CERVIS account and un-register for the shift.

Check out this great 2-minute video about volunteers by Feeding America, the national food bank network.
Read our Fall Newsletter.

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old or accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes for safety or risk being sent home.

Volunteer as a Group

Organize friends, family members, sports teams, religious groups, or officemates for a fun, team-building shift or two. Two-hour time slots are available weekdays, on select weeknights starting at 5:00 p.m. Two-hour Saturday shifts are available twice a month starting at 9:00 a.m. If you are interested in seeing how your group can help the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, please fill out the Group Request form below and a coordinator will be in touch to help you set up a shift! PLEASE INCLUDE IN THE “ADDITIONAL COMMENTS” SECTION WHICH DATES AND SHIFTS YOUR GROUP IS INTERESTED IN.

Advisory Board & Fundraising Committees
Your expertise will be appreciated if you have an interest in serving on our advisory board or on any of our fundraising event committees.
Office Help
Volunteers are needed to send out mailings. Clerical help is also needed to assist with data entry, and answer phones.

Special Events
You can help organize or staff several special events. Some of these include Check Out Hunger, Star 93.3 Stuff the Bus food drive, Walk to Fight Hunger, and the Food Bank’s Annual Dinner event. The events are enjoyable and fun for the volunteers, as well as attendees.

Online form: Volunteer in the Office or at Special Events

Food/Fund Drives
Your organization or group can help organize a food or fund drive during the year to benefit the over 400 member agencies located in the 6 counties. (See How to organize a food drive.)

Volunteer at a Member Agency
If you are interested in helping at one of our member agencies, you may reach out to our membership department for a list of agencies in your area. Contact Elizabeth Harris at (845) 534-5344, x107 or

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley | 195 Hudson Street | Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520