Volunteer Groups

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Please reach out to [email protected] for more information on group volunteering, or learn more about volunteering as an individual.

Effective 12/21/22, all volunteers and staff must wear a face covering while indoors at volunteer projects to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our volunteers, clients, and staff. All volunteers should provide their own face mask; City Harvest will have face masks on-site if a volunteer forgets theirs. A face mask is a multi-layer mask, a surgical mask or gaiter that fits snugly against the sides of your face and fully covers both your nose and mouth. Masks and face coverings that are not tightly woven or that allow free passage of respiratory droplets.

Mobile Markets

These farmers market style distributions deliver fresh produce free of charge 18 times a month across all five boroughs. You will distribute thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables to hundreds of families.

Time commitment: 8:30am–12pm, varies seasonally
Group size: 5 volunteers
Location: Varies

Greenmarket Rescue (Seasonal Opportunity)

Rescue thousands of pounds of fresh, seasonal produce that would otherwise go to waste at Greenmarkets across the city. At the close of the market, volunteers collect excess food from local farmers and help load it onto City Harvest trucks, which immediately deliver the food to soup kitchens and food pantries across the city.

Time commitment: 2 hours
Group size: 5 volunteers
Location: Varies seasonally

Repacks

Much of the food that City Harvest procures through partnerships with farmers, wholesalers, or through local food drives arrives in large capacity containers, which can be challenging to distribute equitably. Help us take thousands of pounds of produce and repack it from large, bulk containers into smaller, family-sized units that community food programs can easily distribute to their clients.

Time commitment: Varies, 3-4 hours
Location: The Cohen Community Center Rescue Center, Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Minimum age requirement: 18 years old