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Volunteer Opportunities

It's clear the benefits of volunteering are huge - improved physical and mental health, new friendships, reduces stress and creates a sense of purpose and deeper self-confidence.  

We know you have a busy life, but your help is so important to our Pantry, and it doesn't have to be a big commitment!  We have opportunities for 1 hour or up to 4 hours.  You choose!

We are a non-profit, working with very limited funds and subsist entirely on volunteers for support in day-to-day operations. 

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller  

Working from Home

Client & Volunteer List Management

Time involvement: 1 - 1.5 hours, three days a week. Sign up to manage this for 1 week a month. 

This is computer work only, from your home. It involves approximately 1 to 1.5 hours on Monday, Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. It includes managing distribution reports using excel, confirming shopping times with clients and sending reports to Onsite Manager and Pantry Shopper.

Time Involvement

  • 1 to 1.5 hours, three days a week.

  • Days/Times:

    • Monday and Wednesday evenings any time between 5pm and 8pm

    • Saturday anytime between 10am and 12noon.

  • Experience in Excel is necessary

  • Must have own computer

Suggestion: Sign up to manage this for 1 week a month. 

Onsite Manager
Time Involvement: 3 hours 

This is the "key" person in charge. They hold the key and open the pantry on distribution day, oversee day's operations, manage volunteers (handing out assignments), and manages pantry client shopping.  At end of day, they clean up and close up, lock all doors and set the alarm (if necessary).​

Time Involvement

  • 3 hours any one of three distribution days, or all three!

  • Days/Times:

    • Tuesday 5pm - 8pm

    • Thursday 5pm - 8pm

    • Sunday 9am - 12pm

  • No experience necessary. We will train you!

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Volunteers at Food Bank

Donation Pickup
Time involvement: 1 hour

Picking up donations from Hannaford on one or more days per week.

  • Hannaford Lunenburg -Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday mornings at 7:00am

 

 Pick up donated goods that include: produce, deli, baked good, bakery breads and frozen meats. Donated items need to be brought back to pantry, sorted and packed or put away.

 

Time Involvement:

  • Hannaford Lunenburg time commitment 1 hour

    • ​Days: Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday 

    • Time : 7am

Pantry Shopper
Time Involvement: 1 to 1.5 hours

Shoppers will be given a pre-filled list of items (typically fresh produce and dairy items) needed for our distribution customers that day. You will also be given a Hannaford or Market Basket gift card for payment. Items to be brought back to pantry to be packed for shoppers.

Time Involvement

  • 1 to 1.5 hours any one of three distribution days.

  • Days/Times:

    • Tuesday 7:00am - 8:00am (flexible time possible)

    • Thursday 7:00am - 8:00am (flexible time possible)

    • Sunday 7:00am - 8:00am

Grocery Shopping
Food Donation

Pantry Volunteer
Time involvement: 2 hours

On distribution days each volunteer will assist in packing "grab-n-go" bags for pick up customers, as well as help clients feel welcome and supported while they “shop” for food. They also help carry groceries out to customer's cars.

Volunteers will also process donations by sorting, stickering and stocking shelves. Re-organize shelves, freezer and fridge. Assist in sweeping, wiping surfaces and washing floors, removing trash and other general duties as needed.

Time Involvement

  • 2 hours any one of three distribution days, or all three!

  • Days/Times:

    • Tuesday 5pm - 7pm

    • Thursday 5pm - 7pm

    • Sunday 8:30am - 11am

  • No experience necessary. We will train you!

Walk-In Pantry 
Time Involvement: 2 hours

Oversee / keep count of walk-in visitors. Wipe surfaces, sweep, and wash floors. At end of walk-in pack up and take trash out. Other general duties as needed. Transport and drop off leftover food to farmer on Highland St.

Time Involvement

  • 1.5 hours any one of three distribution days, or all three!

  • Days/Times:

    • Tuesday 6:30pm - 8pm

    • Thursday 6:30pm - 8pm

    • Sunday 10:30am - 12pm

  • At least one volunteer must have a car.

  • No experience necessary. We will train you!

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Food Delivery

Delivery Volunteer
Time involvement: 1 to 1.5 hours, three days a week.

Senior Housing Delivery

Pick and pack from donated goods and prepare boxes to be delivered to Senior Housing (131 White St). Drop off at their community between 9:30 & 10am. Unpack boxes onto tables and take empty boxes back to pantry.

Time Involvement

  • 30 mins - 45 mins

  • Hours:

    • Sunday: 9:30am - 10:00am

  • Must have car for delivery

 

Lunenburg Adult Activity Center Delivery

Pick and pack from donated goods and prepare boxes to be delivered The Lunenburg Adult Activity Center.

Time Involvement

  • 20 minutes

  • Hours:

    • Tuesday or Thursday:  7:30am - 8:15am

  • Must have car for delivery

Shut -In Delivery

Deliver food to any shut-ins within Lunenburg.

Time Involvement

  • 30 mins

  • Hours:

    • Sunday: 9:30am - 10:00am

  • Must have car for delivery

Driver for Worcester County Food Bank Food Pickup
Time Involvement:  Approximately 3 - 3.5 hours

This person will drive their own truck to the Worcester County Food Bank in Shrewsbury (Rte.9) to pick up food along with two other volunteers. Gas will be reimbursed. Volunteer must be able to lift heavy items.

Time Involvement

  • Hours: 3.5 hours

  • Days:

    • Friday mornings during the month

    • Appt Time at WCFB: 8:00am

    • Drivers must have pickup truck.

  • We will train you in the pickup process.

Your time will involve a 45 minute drive to the WCFB in Shrewsbury, 1 hour of shopping, 45 minute drive back to the LCFP in Lunenburg, and approximately 20 minutes of unloading truck/cars. 

Please contact Nancy at lunfoodpantry@gmail.com if interested in volunteering.  Please know volunteering can be occasional, it does not have to be every week!!

White Van
Loading Boxes in teh Truck

Food Pickup from WCFB  (2)
Time Involvement: 3 - 3.5 hours 

These volunteers would assist with food pickup at Worcester County Food Bank. Gas will be reimbursed. We will train you!  Involves shopping at WCFB, loading truck and unloading at Pantry. We always ask for additional volunteers to help unload at Pantry!

Time Involvement

  • Hours: 3.5 hours

  • Days:

    • Friday Mornings

    • Appointment time: 8am at WCFB

  • Car may be necessary or carpool.

 

Please contact Nancy at lunfoodpantry@gmail.com if interested in volunteering.  Please know volunteering can be occasional, it does not have to be every week!!

Social Media Guru
Time Involvement: TBD 

This person be responsible for posting all volunteer needs, food drives, special events and update website.  Must have knowledge and creativity in posting to social media. 

Time Involvement

  • Hours to be determined

  • Days

    • days and times to be determined

Please contact Nancy at lunfoodpantry@gmail.com if interested in volunteering.  

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Woman with Crate of Vegetables

Food Intake Manager
Time Involvement: TBD 

Manager will keep track of expected WCFB deliveries and line up volunteers to assist with bringing into pantry (labor), They will also manage the volunteers who will sort, sticker and stock shelves.  

Time Involvement

  • Hours TBD

  • Days: 

    • Days/times TBD

  • Must have car

Please contact Nancy at lunfoodpantry@gmail.com if interested in volunteering.  Please know volunteering can be occasional, it does not have to be every week!!

Volunteer Appreciation Manager
Time Involvement: TBD 

This person be responsible for thanking Volunteers in creative ways on a regular basis.

Time Involvement

  • Hours to be determined

  • Days: 

    • days and times to be determined

Please contact Nancy at lunfoodpantry@gmail.com if interested in volunteering.  Please know volunteering can be occasional, it does not have to be every week!!

Working with Face Mask
Woman with Crate of Vegetables

Donation Appreciation Manager
Time Involvement: TBD 

This person is responsible for writing Thank You notes to all donors on a regular basis.

Time Involvement

  • Hours TBD

  • Days: 

    • Days/times TBD

  • Must have car

Please contact Nancy at lunfoodpantry@gmail.com if interested in volunteering.  Please know volunteering can be occasional, it does not have to be every week!!

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