Individual Volunteers

There are a multitude of ways in which volunteers can help City Harvest ensure good food does not go to waste in our city. Sign up to join City Harvest in the fight against hunger today. Already a City Harvest volunteer? Click here to login.


Mobile Markets

Distribute fresh produce in a greenmarket setting free of charge to residents of our five Healthy Neighborhoods locations. *Mobile Market volunteer requirements vary between locations: South Bronx; North Shore, Staten Island; Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn; Northwest Queens; Washington Heights, Manhattan. 8:45 am – 12:00 pm.  Inquire for more details.

Greenmarket Rescues

Collect excess food donations from farmers at the end of greenmarkets and help load them onto a City Harvest truck to be distributed to some of our community feeding partners throughout the five boroughs. *Greenmarket Season is May – December and details vary by market. 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm. Inquire for more details. Greenmarkets have ended for the season and will start again in the spring

Repack Assistant

Help facilitate bulk produce repacks at our Food Rescue Facility in Long Island City. We rely on volunteer groups to sort and redistribute bulk produce donations into smaller, family-sized portions that our partners can distribute to clients. This is *typically a 3 hour event between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. *Exact schedule is variable on a project-to-project basis. Inquire about required training.

Office/Special Skills

Provide valuable administrative support at our mid-town headquarters during business hours for various departments at City Harvest.

Nutrition Education

Teach basic nutrition and healthy cooking to residents of our Healthy Neighborhoods  Whether you have a culinary or nutrition background or are just passionate about nutrition education, there are many opportunities  for you to get involved.  Learn more about our nutrition program and how you can help.

Special Events

Support special events and/or promotions with varying responsibilities based on the event.

Food Drives

Collect non-perishable food to help stock pantries at community food programs during the holidays and year-round. Learn more about our food drives.

Leadership Opportunities

Volunteers who have participated in at least 5 projects with City Harvest have an opportunity to share their enthusiasm and initiative by becoming a volunteer leader.  These volunteers are trained and supported to manage City Harvest volunteers in the field and work behind the scenes with our staff to help end hunger in New York City.  Prospective City Harvest Leaders must complete a short application, schedule a 30 minute interview with Volunteer Services Staff, and attend a 2 hour training. If interested in becoming a City Harvest Leader contact [email protected]