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2019 Holiday Volunteer Opportunities


Caring for Friends (Formally Aid for Friends)

12271 Townsend Rd, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Lynn Trombetta at, (215) 464-2224 or visit Caring for Friend's Volunteer Page

How to Help:

  • Make friendly phone calls to homebound clients
  • Sort and re-stock food
  • Clean floors and freezers
  • Extra kitchen help needed Tuesdays from 9 am - 11 am
  • Use your car to help with food pick-ups.


Feast of Justice at St John’s Lutheran Church

3101 Tyson Ave, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Abby Nedby-Drayton at or visit the Feast of Justice Volunteer Page


Jewish Relief Agency (JRA)

10980 Dutton Rd, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Maddy Levine-Wolf at

How to Help:

  • Pack and deliver boxes of food to clients in the Greater Philadelphia area
    • Upcoming Sunday food distribution dates are October 27th, November 17th, and December 15th


Old First Reformed UCC Church

151 N. 4th St, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Billi Charron at, (214) 922-4566 or visit Old First UUC's Volunteer Page

How to Help:

  • Volunteer at the Saturday Cupboard and help those seeking clothing and a hot breakfast
  • Help plan and cook a meal for the Men’s Winter Shelter.


Share Food Program

2901 W. Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Darlene Fisher at (215) 223-2220 or visit Share's Volunteer Page


St. Peter’s Food Cupboard

313 Pine St, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Ben Bookman at or visit St. Peter's Volunteer Page

How to Help:

  • Saturdays
    • Help make the Food Cupboard a success by volunteering on Saturday mornings from 7:40 am – 10:15 am. Volunteers distribute food, register guests at the main desk, talk to guests as they wait in line, and more.
    • Ride with the Mobile Food Cupboard from 10 am to 1 pm and distribute food to Philly’s most under-served neighborhoods.
  • Thursdays
    • Help process shipments of food for the Cupboard on Thursdays at 5 pm.


Urban Affairs Coalition Thanksgiving Baskets Program

Brown’s Family Shoprite on Oregon Ave and Island Ave, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Fill out the Urban Affairs Coalition Volunteer Registration Form

 How to Help:

  • Stuff Thanksgiving baskets for Philly families (Volunteers must be over 14 years of age)
    • Brown’s Family Shoprite at 24th and Oregon
    • Saturday, November 23rd from 8:30 am to 12 pm
  • Distribute Thanksgiving baskets (must be able to lift 25 lbs)
    • Brown’s Family Shoprite at 2946 Island Ave
    • Monday, November 25th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Lunch will be provided
Serve a Holiday Meal

Bethel Presbyterian

1900 York St, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Grace Marable at


  • Thanksgiving Community Meal on November 28thfrom 10 am – 3 pm


Bright Hope Baptist Church

12th and Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia PA

Contact: (215) 232-6004


  • Thanksgiving Meal on November 28 from 11:30 am – 3 pm
    • Help needed for serving and/or delivering holiday meals


Helping Hands for the Hungry

63rd and Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Yvette Palmer at


  • November 30thfrom 9:30 am – 1 pm
  • December 21stfrom 9:30 am – 1 pm


Holy Apostles & The Mediator Church

260 S. 51st Street, Philadelphia PA

Contact: (215) 307-3273


  • November 28th from 12 pm – 1 pm


Keep Community Development Corporation

1901 Harrison Street, Philadelphia PA

Contact: Rev. Henry Howard at (215) 533-3021


  • November 23rd from 12 pm – 2 pm
Item Donations

Broad Street Ministry

315 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA


Donations Needed:

  • Warm clothing, specifically men’s pants, for winter
    • Most desired sizes are 30,38, 40 and 42
  • Organize a clothing drive and drop-off with the Broad Street Ministries donations team