Group Volunteering

Group volunteering is a great way for corporate teams to connect with the community and show their commitment to ending hunger across Eastern Massachusetts.

A group of volunteers stands in a line to pass a turkey.**Through the outpouring of generosity from our community partners, we are grateful to say that we are booked for capacity groups, through to December 2024.  Opportunities are still available for individual volunteers.** All dates prior are booked.

Volunteers at The Greater Boston Food Bank play a critical role in helping to end hunger. Now, more than ever, we need your support to help us sort and package food for distribution to hungry families across Eastern Massachusetts.

Groups who volunteer receive an educational, team-building experience while sorting and packing food for those in need. 

  • They want to partner with GBFB to feed our neighbors in need across Eastern Massachusetts.
  • They’re looking for a great way to spend time together while doing good.
  • Corporate teams are looking to connect with the community and show their commitment to ending hunger.
  • They’re looking for a customized, group/team-building experience, that includes education and an impactful service opportunity.

Minimum age is 16. Those 16 & 17 must have a chaperone.COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Face masks are optional inside GBFB facilities and on the property, and social distancing still needs to be observed.  GBFB will continue to monitor the situation and adjust policies and practices accordingly.

  • Handwashing is encouraged before and after the volunteer shift. Hand sanitizer is available onsite.
  • We will provide volunteers with disposable gloves to wear during their shift.
  • Volunteer tasks will focus on high need/critical projects like our CSFP and Brown Bag boxes for seniors and additional food sorting projects.
  • At this time, our facility’s common space is not available for lunches or meetings.

Volunteer Shifts

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3:30 pm


If you would like to schedule a shift or have any questions, please complete the form below.

A member of our Community Engagement Team will reach out to you within 1-2 business days. Please note that we will do our best to accommodate your preferred date; however, if your preferred date is full, we will offer alternate options based on availability.

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