Schedule by VolunteerHub
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

To register as a volunteer and learn more about upcoming volunteer events and opportunities please visit: Volunteer Hub

Weekly Food Run
Each week you will pick up donated food from a commercial food donor and deliver it to a nearby Island Harvest agency. This position requires a car, a weekly commitment, and some lifting (up to 30 pounds). Most runs take about an hour. Weekdays between 8am and 4pm.

“On-Call” Food Run
If you cannot make a weekly commitment but are flexible and can work on short notice, you can help out when a volunteer cannot make his/her scheduled run or when we receive last minute donations. Weekdays between 8am-4pm

Supply Run
Deliver Island Harvest food containers to registered food donors. Requires a monthly commitment. Weekdays.

Van Drivers and Truck Assistants
rive one of our commercial vans or help pick up and deliver food on one of our refrigerated trucks. This position requires a commitment of two full weekdays per month; you must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. 7am-3pm

Warehouse Assistant
Assist the warehouse coordinator with inventory control, off loading and loading vehicles. Help with the distribution of food to our member agencies. Assist with clean up and garbage disposal. Able to lift between 40-60 pounds. Weekdays 8am-4pm and occasional weekends.

Field Representative
Help us expand our network of food donors and member agencies! You’ll help educate potential donors about our programs and the advantages of donating excess food to Island Harvest, and help us identify community-based organizations that can benefit from our services. Normally weekdays.

Plan a Food Collection or Fundraiser
Have a food collection campaign at your school, club or office, or organize a bake sale, car wash, or other activity to raise funds for Island Harvest. Ideal for children and adults. More details

Special Events
Help at events such as food shows, concerts, fairs and large food drives. Weekday, evening and weekend opportunities are available. Visit VolunteerHub to sign up for special events.

Office Volunteer
Help with data entry, phones, and administrative and clerical tasks in our Mineola office or Uniondale warehouse. Opportunities are available in our development, volunteer coordination and program services departments. Office hours are 9-5, Monday-Friday in Mineola.

Speakers Bureau
Join us in speaking at LI schools, civic organizations and other groups about hunger awareness, nutrition and the food rescue work of Island Harvest. All speakers will be trained and scheduled in advance. Video Resources

Donor Task Force

Comprised of volunteers, the Island Harvest Donor Task Force is a liaison with businesses that donate food. Task force members visit food donors to ensure that they have adequate food rescue supplies and that collections are timely and meeting their needs. They also work to re-activate lapsed food donors and secure new ones.

Donate Your Expertise
Island Harvest can use your specialized skills and services. Help is needed, but not limited to areas such as carpentry, truck repair and maintenance, painting, advocacy, graphic arts, public relations and information technology…you can also support Island Harvest through direct contributions and donating in-kind gifts.

* You MUST have a valid NYS Driver’s License on file with Island Harvest when picking up food in either your own vehicle or an Island Harvest vehicle. You will be asked to provide the following information:

• Copy of Driver’s License

• Copy of auto insurance policy

• Abstract of driving record (MV15/c. Visit
NYS DMV - $10 fee

To register as a volunteer and learn more about upcoming volunteer events and opportunities please visit: Volunteer Hub

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