Purpose: Our New Entry Food Hub supports beginning farmers by providing them with a critical first market channel: our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Volunteers are the backbone of our Food Hub operations, allowing us the capacity to also serve low-income food access partners such as senior centers and food banks.
Responsibilities: Food Hub volunteers serve at our Food Hub warehouse in Lowell, and work directly with Food Hub staff. They unload, unpack, pack, and prepare our customers' produce orders. This includes taking inventory, folding and unfolding boxes, and neatly packing produce, as well as loading pallets and trucks, and cleaning up afterwards. Volunteers also help with the sanitation of CSA boxes.
Time Commitment: Our volunteers commit to one, two, or three mornings per week. ***Shifts are currently being planned in coherence with our delivery route and schedule. Specific times and days will be posted soon. Please inquire if you are interested, and the volunteer coordinator with get back with you as details become available.***
***All volunteers must meet with the Volunteer Facilitator for a brief orientation prior to service. This will be at a time and location that works for both parties.
Benefits: Surplus produce will be shared equally among all volunteers on share packing days! Work alongside committed, friendly, and hard-working team members dedicated to repairing and building our local food system and feel good about contributing your time and energy to this cause. Volunteer hours can be verified for community service or class requirements.
Contact Info/Next Steps: To inquire about this volunteer position please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Warehouse Equipment Operations
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- At least one day each week, but can drop-in
- If you don't wish to pack shared, other positions are available, please inquire