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Our volunteers are critical to our work year-round.

Your passion and time are important resources as we work to rescue and deliver food for New Yorkers in need. City Harvest offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in New York City, including participating in food rescue and distribution, providing nutrition education to people of all ages, and more. 

Returning volunteers can view our Volunteer Portal for upcoming opportunities.

First-time volunteer? You’ll just need to attend a virtual orientation before joining us at the Food Rescue Center or in the community.

Check out opportunities for children to get involved. 

City Harvest requires all volunteers to abide by our updated Volunteer Policies (available on our Volunteer Portal). Read our volunteer FAQs. 

Volunteer support last year


Number of unique volunteers who worked with City Harvest


Projects completed across all five boroughs


Hours collectively donated


Pounds of food repacked at our Cohen Community Food Rescue Center


People served at our Mobile Markets across the five boroughs


Pounds of fresh produce rescued at GrowNYC Greenmarkets

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