Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities to fight hunger!
Volunteer days and hours are flexible, including evenings. Short- and long-term volunteers are welcome. No experience necessary.
Interested in volunteering at food pantry or soup kitchen? Donate your time with one of our partner organizations. Read more
VOLUNTEER: Administrative Work
Contact Trisha Graham, Office Manager: 215-430-0555 ext. 107, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to apply your professional office skills to support the Coalition's efforts to fight hunger in our community? We're in need of friendly, energetic volunteers who can support our administrative team in the office. Duties include answering phones, greeting visitors, filing, mailing and other office tasks, as needed.
Flexible hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
VOLUNTEER: Working with Philadelphia's Latino Community
Contact Rachel Aistrop, Immigrant Outreach Coordinator: 215-430-0555 ext. 104, email@example.com
The Coalition Against Hunger helps residents of Philadelphia apply for food stamp benefits and improve food access. Ceiba is an organization that promotes economic development of the Latino community. The Coalition and Ceiba are working together to provide SNAP application assistance at various Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites from January through April. Volunteers will work with clients to complete and submit SNAP applications as well as conduct eligibility screenings.
Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays from 2pm-7pm at Concilio (705 N Franklin St, Philadelphia, PA) and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-4pm at St Boniface Parish (174 W Diamond Street, Philadelphia, PA). Volunteers will be trained beforehand on SNAP eligibility guidelines and the application process.
Spanish speaking skills will be helpful but are not required.
VOLUNTEER: Connect Families with Food Assistance
Contact: Raquel McNeal, SNAP Campaign Manager: 215-430-0555 ext. 113, firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in volunteering your time to help families put food on the table? Volunteers will gain knowledge and develop a range of skills in connecting families, seniors and other low-income individuals with the food assistance they need.
- Screening callers to the SNAP Hotline to see if they qualify for SNAP or other public programs
- Attending community events and delivering presentations to educate community members about hunger and food assistance programs
- Helping clients complete applications over the phone or in person
- Canvassing in diverse communities, distributing information on food resource to area residents
- Conducting phone research and follow-up calls with clients
VOLUNTEER: Fight Hunger through Advocacy
Contact: Julie Zaebst, Policy Center Manager: 215-430-0555 ext. 121, email@example.com.
The biggest steps in the fight against hunger happen through changes in public policy. Every day, elected officials make decisions that affect low-income families in Pennsylvania and across the country. Individuals can make a difference by supporting the Coalition’s efforts to make hunger a priority on Pennsylvania’s political agenda.
Volunteers will deepen their knowledge of public policy and have the opportunity to build a range of skills, including community organizing, data analysis and communications. Hunger advocate roles include:
- Mobilize constituents around particular advocacy issues at community events, engaging attendees in letter-writing campaigns and call-in day to their legislators
- Assist with voter registration drives and get-out-the-vote efforts
- Participating in legislative visits with the Coalition to your elected officials
- Assisting the Coalition efforts to collect clients’ personal stories of food insecurity to better convey the human impact of policy decision to elected officials and the general public For volunteers with data management experience, assisting the Coalition with special data-analysis projects
For other ways to get involved in anti-hunger issues:
View volunteer opportunities at our partner organizations: Pack bags or prepare and serve meals at a local food pantry or soup kitchen in Philadelphia.
Sign up for our newsletter: Receive monthly updates from the Coalition and action alerts, so you can take action on important issues affecting Pennsylvania families.
Visit the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Search the United Way's database of volunteer opportunities in your community.