Your time and talent are important resources in the fight against hunger.

Please contact Tracey Griffin at or call us at 631-873-4775 x:208. If you already have an account in our volunteer system, please click on Returning Volunteers Sign In. If you do not have an account, please select the most appropriate button from the remaining 4 links and click on it to create an account. Please do not create multiple accounts.

We're glad you're interested in volunteering with us!

Island Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island.  We rely on over 40,000 hours of annual service that volunteers provide to help us in our mission to end hunger and reduce food waste.  Your time and hard work make what we do possible, and you'll be helping many families in need.  Come by yourself, with your family, or with a group, and help us tackle hunger on Long Island.  Whether you're organizing food collections or helping in our offices, we have opportunities for you to have fun, increase team building and make a difference in your community!


Looking for a rewarding team-building experience?

Island Harvest has projects for small and large groups whether you are affiliated with a community organization, school, or corporation.  Please contact or call us at 631-873-4775.

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FAQ’s: Volunteering

Where are you located?

Our facilities are located in Melville, Uniondale, and Calverton and our Healthy Harvest Farm is located in Brentwood. Our volunteer opportunities take place across Long Island! The location for each event is listed on our volunteer website.

When can I volunteer?

We have volunteer opportunities Monday-Friday in the mornings and afternoons, with the occasional weekend opportunity.

Do you offer evening or weekend volunteer opportunities?

We will have some weekend volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. They will be posted on our volunteer website.

What is the minimum age for volunteering?

The minimum age for volunteering is 12 years old, and we ask that anyone under 16 years old is accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Do I need to attend an orientation?

There is no mandatory orientation. Prior to beginning each volunteer assignment, an Island Harvest staff member on site will go over roles and responsibilities.

What do I need to wear when I volunteer?

Everyone must wear closed-toe shoes when volunteering with us.

Can I complete community service at Island Harvest Food Bank?

Yes, we do have opportunities to complete community service hours for school, church, work, scouts, or court. If you need to complete court-mandated community service, please read over our requirements: Click Here

What do I do if I need to cancel my registration?

You can cancel your registration until 2 days prior to your event. If you need to cancel within 2 days of your event, you must email

Will my volunteer event be cancelled due to inclement weather?

You should go to your scheduled event as planned unless you are notified of a cancellation by an Island Harvest staff member.

I have additional questions that are not listed here. Who can I contact?

You may contact or call us at 631-873-4775.

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