Individual Volunteering

You can make a difference in our mission to end hunger as part of our volunteer team. Please pre-register by filling out an individual application form and join us.

GBFB Volunteer sorting foodVolunteers at The Greater Boston Food Bank play a critical role in helping to end hunger in Eastern Massachusetts, and their role is even more critical now given the increased need for food as a result of the pandemic. GBFB is committed to keeping our network in operation and getting food to our neighbors in need but we can’t do that without you.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Face masks are optional inside GBFB facilities and on the property.  GBFB will continue to monitor the situation and adjust policies and practices accordingly.

  • Our Kids Who Care and Families for Impact volunteering opportunities are temporarily suspended.
  • 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 ShiftsMinimum age is 16. Those 16 & 17 must have a chaperone.

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

Volunteer at GBFB

For those interested in volunteering at GBFB, please complete the form below.

Required Service Information

We accept a limited number of volunteers completing community service hours. Each individual is evaluated on a case by case basis. Please include the reason for your required hours in your email. Due to limited capacity within our volunteer program, we are unable to accept court-mandated volunteers.

Volunteer in your community through Boston Cares.

Boston Cares is partnering with GBFB to provide centralized volunteer recruitment and coordination to meet the emerging needs of our network of partner hunger-relief agencies, including food pantries, community meal programs and other food assistance providers throughout the nine counties and 190 towns and cities across Eastern Massachusetts. To sign up, visit

How-To Videos: Using Our Volunteer Portal

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