Volunteer Needs

Volunteers are gems to nonprofit organizations. Most pantries and meal sites could not function without them. Use the drop down box to select your town of interest to find organizations in that area. Below the map is a table listing your search results, or click on the markers on the map to view information about that organization. Please contact the organization directly about how you could help out. Thanks!

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Organization Town/City Programs Volunteer Needs
Community Action Inc.- Amesbury Center 44 Friend St.
Amesbury
(978) 388-2570
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Pregnant Women/Infant Needs
SNAP - Food Stamp Assistance
WIC

Volunteers are needed every Tuesday to assist in the food pick up and delivery to Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell and back to Amesbury. Schedule can be flexible once a month for 4 hours.

Our Neighbors' Table 194 Main St
Amesbury
(978) 388-1907
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Kids Summer Meals
Soup Kitchen

Volunteers are needed for the following:

  • Office help - assist guests, answer phones, perform simple filing, and do some data entry; Monday - Friday, various shifts available.
  • Friday lifters - help us unload the truck from Boston! We need strong, fit individuals from 8am - 2:30pm (2-hours shifts available).
  • Board Committees - work with others passionate about ending hunger in our region and furthering the mission of ONT. We are actively looking for people to share their expertise in strategic planning, event planning, and finance.

For more information, see the "Help Fight Hunger - Volunteer Your Time" Tab on the Our Neighbors' Table website.

Beverly Bootstraps Community Services Inc. 35 Park Street
Beverly
978-927-1561
Emergency Food
Farmers Markets
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Kids Summer Meals

Education

Our education programs give adults and children help to reach their educational goals.

Food Assistance

Beverly Bootstraps provides food at no cost in several ways: through the Food Pantry, the Mobile Market, and through the Summer Lunch Program.

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop sells high-quality, used clothing and household items at bargain prices.

Administration

Beverly Bootstraps depends on volunteers to staff the front desk at the main office.

Under 16 & Special Projects

Typically most of our volunteer positions are for people 16 years or older, but we have a special list of activities that children under the age of 16 can participate in. In addition, there are often special projects that need the help of volunteers to complete.

For more information, see the "How to Help - Volunteer" Tab on the Beverly Bootstraps website.

First Baptist Church 221 Cabot Street
Beverly
978-922-3295
Soup Kitchen

If interested in volunteering please contact the church office.

Living Hope Church of the Nazarene 556 Cabot Street
Beverly
978-927-9979
Food Pantry
Soup Kitchen

Volunteers must be members of the Living Hope Church of the Nazarene for at least 6 months.

For more information, contact the church staff.

Salvation Army - Beverly Food Pantry 50 Elliott St.
Beverly
(978) 922-4522
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals

During holiday season to help sort canned goods and distribute gifts. Call Katina at (978) 922-4522 for more info.

First Church Congregational Boxford 4 Georgetown Rd.
Boxford
978-887-5841
Food Pantry

Danvers People to People Food Pantry 12 Sylvan St.
Danvers
978-739-4188
Food Pantry

North Shore Elder Services 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 200
Danvers
(800)-922-2275
Meals on Wheels

Please visit our website for more information.

Action, Inc. 180 Main Street
Gloucester
978-282-1000
Emergency Food
SNAP - Food Stamp Assistance
Catholic Charities North at Gloucester 60 Prospect St.
Gloucester
978-283-3055
Food Pantry
Food Vouchers
Harvest Meals- Cape Ann Interfaith Commission Trinity Congregational Church
Gloucester
978-283-8150
Soup Kitchen

We have an ongoing need for volunteers to help, cook, serve, provide loving companionship, and clean-up at Harvest Meals. We also need persons gifted at public relations and communications, accounting, legal non-profit work, fundraising and grant writing, photography, web design and maintenance, planning and orchestrating successful events and our annual awards ceremony.

Harvest Meals- Cape Ann Interfaith Commission St. John's Church
Gloucester
978-283-8150
Soup Kitchen

We have an ongoing need for volunteers to help, cook, serve, provide loving companionship, and clean-up at Harvest Meals. We also need persons gifted at public relations and communications, accounting, legal non-profit work, fundraising and grant writing, photography, web design and maintenance, planning and orchestrating successful events and our annual awards ceremony.

SeniorCare Inc. 5 Blackburn Center
Gloucester
978-281-1750
Meals on Wheels
Senior Meals

Contact the SeniorCare Volunteer Center by calling 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to the elederly through the Meals on Wheels program and assist in the Community Dining Rooms.

The Open Door 28 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester
978-283-6776
Emergency Food
Farmers Markets
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Kids Summer Meals
SNAP - Food Stamp Assistance
Soup Kitchen

There are regular volunteer positions available for people with various levels of experience, interests, skills, knowledge, and time.

Food Pantry Volunteers:

  • Counter Volunteer
  • Stocking shelves and cleaning
  • Food pick-ups

Please call: 978-283-6776 x203

Community Meal Volunteers:

  • Preparing and setting up for the meal
  • Serving the meal
  • cleaning up

Please call: 978-283-6776 x222
 

Acord Food Pantry 69 Willow St
Hamilton
978-468-7424
Food Pantry

Most of Acord’s volunteers pack groceries to order for clients when the pantry is open. Other volunteers unload delivery trucks, pick up donated food from local businesses, and restock shelves at other times. Shifts at the pantry take place mid-day Monday, Wednesday morning, Thursday evening, and Saturday morning. “Pick-up runs” take about an hour on a Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday morning.

To arrange dates to volunteer, or to learn more, contact Acord’s volunteer coordinator at acord.volunteer@gmail.com or leave a message in the “volunteer” mailbox at 978-468-7424.
 

All Saints Food Pantry 120 Bellevue Ave.
Haverhill
978-372-7721
Food Pantry

Volunteer’s are welcome. Contact the Rectory Office
 

Calvary Baptist Church 13 Ashland Street
Haverhill
978-873-3232
Food Pantry
Soup Kitchen

Community Action Inc- Drop In Center 16 Ashland St.
Haverhill
978-373-1971
Emergency Food
Soup Kitchen

The drop-in center welcomes volunteers. There are opportunities to volunteer at the center as well as volunteer any services that may be helpful to those who find themselves homeless. Please call for more information 978-373-1971

Community Action Inc. 145 Essex Street
Haverhill
(978) 374-2191
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Headstart
Pregnant Women/Infant Needs
WIC

Please see our website for volunteer opportunities.
 

Haverhill Community Church 217 Main Street Haverhill
Haverhill
(978) 374-7491 x2004
Soup Kitchen

Come help prep, cook and serve meals with volunteers from all walks of life.
 

Helping Hands Food Pantry 409 Washington Street
Haverhill
978-372-6611
Food Pantry
Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church 154 Winter St.
Haverhill
978-373-3311
Soup Kitchen

Northern Essex WIC Program 145 Essex St.
Haverhill
(978) 374-2191
WIC

Open Hearts Ministries, Inc. 217 Main St.
Haverhill
978-374-7491
Emergency Food
Senior Meals
Soup Kitchen

Please Visit our website at www.openheartsministries.org and click on volunteer page.

Currently looking for an experienced grant writer as well as people who are willing to help with the Sunday Meal Service from 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Pregnancy Care Center of the Merrimack Valley Inc. 496 Main Street
Haverhill
978-373-5700
Emergency Food
Pregnant Women/Infant Needs

Please call for more information on volunteering.  978-373-5700
 

Salvation Army - Haverhill 395 Main Street
Haverhill
978-374-7571
Food Pantry
Soup Kitchen

To volunteer, please fill out the application on the website.

Somebody Cares New England 358 Washington St.
Haverhill
(978) 912-7626
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals

If intersted in volunteerng your time please attend our volunteer Meeting the last Monday night of every month at 7:00 pm

The Joyful Ladle 26 White Street
Haverhill
978-372-4244
Soup Kitchen

Universalist Unitarian Church 16 Ashland St
Haverhill
978-372-5173
Food Pantry
Soup Kitchen
Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Food Pantry 10 Reed St.
Haverhill
978-372-3626
Veterans

The Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry 00 Southern Heights
Ipswich
978-283-6776 ext 227
Food Pantry

For information on volunteer opportunities, call 978-283-6776 ext. 205.

Bread And Roses Inc 58 Newbury Street
Lawrence
978-681-8768
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Pregnant Women/Infant Needs
Soup Kitchen

We are always in need of volunteers, especially in the summer months.  Please call Bob Lanzoni at 978-681-8768 for information.  

Cor Unum Meal Center 191 Salem St.
Lawrence
978-688-8900
Holiday Meals
Kids Summer Meals
Soup Kitchen

Volunteers needed for breakfast daily.

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley 280 Merrimack St. Suite 400
Lawrence
978-683-7747
Meals on Wheels
Senior Meals

Meals on Wheels Drivers throughout all of our coverage areas. Please call Elder Service Nutrition program (978) 686-1422 for further information

Food for the World 447 Essex St, Suite 104
Lawrence
978-683-9949
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Kids Summer Meals

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at 978.683.9949 Thank You!

Food for the World site 35 Common St.
Lawrence
978-683-9949
Food Pantry

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at:

Food For The World Inc.

447 Essex St., Suite 104
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841

Telephone: (978) 683-9949

julia@foodfortheworld.org
 

Food for the World site 774 Essex St.
Lawrence
978-683-9949
Food Pantry

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at:

Food For The World Inc.

447 Essex St., Suite 104
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841

Telephone: (978) 683-9949

julia@foodfortheworld.org
 

Food for the World site 201 Haverhill St.
Lawrence
978-683-9949
Food Pantry

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at:

Food For The World Inc.

447 Essex St., Suite 104
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841

Telephone: (978) 683-9949

julia@foodfortheworld.org
 

Food for the World site 46-48 Fritz St.
Lawrence
978-683-9949
Food Pantry

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at:

Food For The World Inc.

447 Essex St., Suite 104
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841

Telephone: (978) 683-9949

julia@foodfortheworld.org
 

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council 305 Essex St.
Lawrence
(978) 681-4900
Headstart
Pregnant Women/Infant Needs
WIC

Groundwork Lawrence 50 Island St. Entrance B
Lawrence
978-974-0770
Farmers Markets

We are always in need of volunteers for our events, programs, and administrative support. Please contact Rosa at rpina@ groundworklawrence.org or ext. 7001

Photographer for Events
Videographer for Events
Translation Services
Printing Services
Graphic Design Services
Bookkeeping Services
General Office Support
IT support

Lazarus House- Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen 260 Park St.
Lawrence
978-689-8575
Holiday Meals
Soup Kitchen

If you are a person with a warm heart, who likes to help people and can welcome all those who come to our door, we have many volunteer opportunities available. To volunteer, please complete the volunteer application (found on our website) and/or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lazarushouse.org or 978-269-5217
 

Lazarus House- St. Martha's Food Pantry 48 Holly St
Lawrence
978-794-8447
Emergency Food
Food Pantry

If you are a person with a warm heart, who likes to help people and can welcome all those who come to our door, we have many volunteer opportunities available. To volunteer, please complete the volunteer application (found on our website) and/or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lazarushouse.org or 978-269-5217

Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities at Lawrence 599 Canal Street
Lawrence
(978) 454-9946
Food Vouchers

Neighbors in Need 276 Essex Street
Lawrence
978-685-8321
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
SNAP - Food Stamp Assistance
WIC

We are currently looking to fill the following volunteer positions:

Pantry Volunteer: Assists at Food Pantries
Warehouse Volunteer: Assists the warehouse manager receiving and distributing food at the Warehouse.
Office Volunteer: Assists in running the Infants in Need and Clothes Bin Program.
Farming Volunteer: Weed, hoe, cultivate, and harvest vegetables at Johnson's Farm.

To volunteer, call our main office number
 

Neighbors in Need site Inglesia Adventista Del Septimo Dia
Lawrence
978-685-8321
Food Pantry

Neighbors in Need site Third Baptist Church
Lawrence
978-685-8321
Food Pantry

Neighbors in Need site Boys and Girls Club
Lawrence
978-685-8321
Food Pantry

Neighbors in Need site Family and Youth Initiative
Lawrence
978-685-8321
Food Pantry

Neighbors in Need site Christ United Methodist Church
Lawrence
978-685-8321
Food Pantry

Neighbors in Need site South Congregational Church
Lawrence
978-685-8321
Food Pantry

Neighbors in Need- Infant Needs 276 Essex St.
Lawrence
978-685-8321
Pregnant Women/Infant Needs

Salvation Army - Lawrence 250 Haverhill St.
Lawrence
978-682-8038
Emergency Food
Food Pantry

In order to volunteer, you must complete 20 years of community service.

For more information, please contact the Salvation Army of Lawrence.

Catholic Charities North - Lynn 117 N. Common St.
Lynn
781-593-2312
Food Pantry
Food Vouchers

East Coast International Church 65 Munroe St
Lynn
781-818-4153
Food Pantry

Greater Lynn Senior Services 8 Silsbee St.
Lynn
781-586-8687
Meals on Wheels
Senior Meals

If you like helping people—especially seniors—you might consider donating a few hours of time each week or each month to one of our programs—such as Money Management, Long-term Care Ombudsman, or Community Café—or offering assistance on an as-needed basis in our offices or at special events.

Call our Information & Referral staff and ask for the volunteer coordinator: 781-599-0110.

Lynn Economic Opportunity Inc. 32 City Hall Square
Lynn
781-581-5391
Headstart
My Brother's Table 98 Willow Street
Lynn
781-595-3224
Meals on Wheels
Soup Kitchen

We rely on volunteers to prepare and serve meals. The lunch volunteer shift is Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dinner volunteer shift is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday the volunteer shift is from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Please call for available times for both groups and individuals. Drivers are needed to pick up food donations. Office help is needed throughout the year. Help is also needed for special events such as Walk For Hunger and Postal Workers Canned Food Drive. Volunteers are also needed to help with fund-raisers.

North Shore WIC Program 23 Central Ave.
Lynn
781-599-7290
WIC
Sacred Heart Tree of Life Food Pantry 571 Boston St.
Lynn
781-599-2616
Food Pantry

Salvation Army - Lynn 1 Franklin Street
Lynn
781-598-0673
Emergency Food

St. Joseph's Parish Food Pantry 40 Green Street
Lynn
781-593-8049
Food Pantry

St. Stephen's Food Pantry 74 South Common St.
Lynn
781-599-4220
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
The Food Project 120 Munroe Street
Lynn
781-346-6726
Farmers Markets

We hold three-hour volunteer sessions on weekday and weekend mornings at our farms in Boston, Lincoln, Lynn, and Beverly, MA in the spring (April through June) and fall (September and October). Volunteers learn about The Food Project and our mission, and help with tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting, washing vegetables, and preparing beds.

 

For more information, please see our school and community group volunteering, corporate volunteering, and individual volunteering pages. If you have any questions, please contact the volunteer coordinator at participate@thefoodproject.org or 781-259-8621 x26.
 

Good Hope Foods at Calvary Christian Church 47 Grove Street
Lynnfield
781-715-0203
Food Pantry
Jewish Family & Childrens Service Family Table of the North Shore 1 Community Rd
Marblehead
781-693-5593
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
  • Families, including young children, can volunteer for just a few hours once a year or on a monthly basis. Either way, children experience hands-on tzedakah and truly come to understand that they can make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate.
  • Volunteers are needed on a monthly basis on "distribution days" to help set up the pantry, sort and package food donations, and then deliver to recipients. This monthly distribution can be a 1-3 hour commitment.
  • Children are welcome to volunteer when accompanied by an adult. To volunteer, please call us, 781-693-5593.
Marblehead Food Pantry 80 Atlantic Ave.
Marblehead
781-631-5335 (H)
Food Pantry
Pilgrim Congregational Church 27 Church Street
Merrimac
978-388-1907
Food Pantry
Soup Kitchen

Neighbors in Need site Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Inc.
Methuen
978-685-8321
Food Pantry

Middleton Food Pantry 38 Maple St.
Middleton
978-766-1402
Food Pantry

Among Friends St. Pauls Church 166 High St.
Newburyport
978-465-5351
Soup Kitchen

Volunteers to help cook, serve, and clean are very welcome.
 

Immaculate Conception Parish 42 Green St.
Newburyport
978-462-2724
Soup Kitchen

If you wish to volunteer, kindly call the Parish Office at (978) 462-2724
 

Salvation Army - Newburyport 40 Water Street
Newburyport
978-465-0883 ext 10
Soup Kitchen

Need Volunteers to help with the Thursday night dinners.

St. Basil's Kitchen Greek Orthodox Church of the Anunciation
Newburyport
978-465-5757
Soup Kitchen

North Parish People's Pantry 190 Academy Road
North Andover
978-687-7948
Food Pantry

Haven From Hunger 71 Wallis Street
Peabody
978-531-1530
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Soup Kitchen

Please visit our website or call for more information.

St. John the Baptist Food Pantry 17 Chestnut St.
Peabody
Food Pantry
Catholic Charities North - Salem 280 Washington Street
Salem
978-740-6923
Food Pantry
Food Vouchers

Food for the World site 8 North St.
Salem
978-683-9949
Food Pantry

Jewish Family Service of the North Shore- Magic of Mitzvah Kosher Food Pantry 2 East India Square
Salem
978-741-7878
Food Pantry

Volunteer opportunities are available for a variety of activities at our food pantry. Activities may include coordinating with a local Jewish institution to conduct a food drive, transporting donated food from an institution to the food pantry, sorting and preparing food for delivery the first Sunday of each month (unless it is a holiday) or delivering food to a Jewish Family.

Please contact Alyse Barbash at Abarb12084@aol.com for food pantry volunteer information.

Joseph's Storehouse 207 Highland Avenue
Salem
978-594-4423
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Lifebridge 56 Margin St.
Salem
978-744-0500
Soup Kitchen

We welcome volunteers to help cook with us. Please contact us to sign up!

Salvation Army - Salem 93 North Street
Salem
978-744-5181
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Soup Kitchen

Bell Ringers: We are looking for groups of volunteers who would be willing to help us raise funds through our red kettle effort. For information concerning dates and times please call Captain Scott Mc Neil at (978) 744-5181
 

The Salem Food Pantry First Universalist Church 211 Bridge St.
Salem
978-744-3224
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals
Kids Summer Meals
Veterans

 

Pettengill House 13 Lafayette Rd.
Salisbury
978-463-8801
Emergency Food
Food Pantry
Holiday Meals

Please visit our website for more information.
 

Saugus United Parish Food Pantry 50 Essex Street
Saugus
(617) 257- 4847
Food Pantry

The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry welcomes any who wish to help volunteer. Drop by on any Friday morning, or if Friday mornings are not convenient, you may want to volunteer to pick-up donations at various locations on Wednesday afternoons or Thursday evenings.

St. John the Evangelist Church 174 Humphrey St
Swampscott
781-593-2544
Food Pantry