Individual Volunteers

There are many ways volunteers can help City Harvest ensure that 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 free of charge in a farmers market setting 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 noon.  Inquire for more details.

Greenmarket Rescues

Collect excess food donations from farmers at the end of local Greenmarkets and help load them onto a City Harvest truck to be distributed to some of our community food programs throughout the five boroughs. *Greenmarket Season is May – December and details vary by market. 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm. Inquire for more details.

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 soup kitchens and food pantries can distribute to clients. *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 hands-on healthy cooking and budget grocery shopping 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 throughout the year 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 five projects with City Harvest can become a volunteer leader. Leaders are trained and supported to manage City Harvest volunteers in the field and work behind the scenes with our staff.  Prospective City Harvest leaders must complete a short application, schedule a 30 minute interview with volunteer services staff, and attend a two-hour training. If interested in becoming a City Harvest leader, contact [email protected].