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Volunteer

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

Volunteer at FeedMore WNY to help those in need of one of life’s most necessary commodities — food.  It’s easy, fun, and volunteers make it possible for us to get the work done.  Volunteers are essential at all levels of food bank operations, from sorting and repackaging food to helping at fundraising events.  Individuals and groups are welcome. All opportunities have specific age and skill requirements and require advance registration.

In order to volunteer, you must complete one of our volunteer applications below (individual or group member). After we receive your application, please allow us up to two weeks for processing.  For more information, please email Catherine Shick at cshick@feedmorewny.org or call 716-852-1305.

Request more information about volunteer opportunities
Individual Volunteer Application
Group Member Volunteer Application

We are happy to host groups of people coming together from work, church or school.  We can host groups up to 20 people in our warehouse. For youth groups, children between the ages 14 and 15 years old will need a parent present throughout their entire volunteer shift. We require one adult chaperone per 6 children, ages 16 and 17.

To explore the possibility of scheduling a group, please email Catherine Shick at cshick@feedmorewny.org with your request.  All group members will be required to fill out a volunteer application and review all volunteer materials.

Please note: Due to the generosity of the Western New York community, we have filled our group warehouse volunteer openings for November and December. Please reach out to us about volunteer opportunities for early 2020! Thank you for your incredible support!

We know that many families want to volunteer together, and that school-aged children and young adults are also eager to help.  To ensure the safety of volunteers in an active warehouse setting, volunteers ages 14 to 15 must to be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering. Volunteers under the age of 18 are asked to submit a volunteer application signed by their parent or guardian.

Volunteering with FeedMore WNY’s home-delivered meals program is deeply satisfying and easy to fit into even the busiest schedule. It takes only an hour of your day to deliver meals and a smile to the homebound and you can volunteer as frequently as you wish. And, as a volunteer, you help to enrich the lives of homebound seniors and disabled individuals by enabling them to maintain their dignity and independence. If that isn’t enough, just think of all the new friends you’ll make!

Learn more here: https://mealsonwheelswny.org/volunteer/

Delivering meals to our neighbors as part of the Adopt-A-Route program is an easy and efficient way for companies and groups to give back to the community. It helps individuals find time to give back—no matter how busy someone’s schedule may be. Plus, it makes people feel good and helps cement relationships within a team.

A minimum of eight people are required to Adopt-A-Route. Learn more here: https://mealsonwheelswny.org/adopt-a-route/

Schools and students interested in creating handmade crafts and holiday cards for our homebound and elderly neighbors can take part in our “Angel Card” program. Cards and crafts are delivered to home-delivered meal recipients with their meals on select holidays to help brighten their day!

Learn more about this program by contacting Catherine Shick at cshick@feedmorewny.org

FeedMore WNY hosts community events, fundraisers and special distributions that require the help of volunteers. Our upcoming events can be viewed by clicking here.

Learn more about volunteering at upcoming events by contacting Gaelyn Clay-Adams at (716) 852-1305 or gclay-adams@feedmorewny.org

Have you been referred to us by the local or state court system for court ordered community service? Please call (716) 852-1305 to learn about the additional information needed before scheduling your volunteer work.