Volunteer Opportunities

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: Laura Wall, Executive Director: lwall@hungercoalition.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: Fight Hunger through Advocacy

Contact: Julie Zaebst, Policy Center Manager: jzaebst@hungercoalition.org.

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


VOLUNTEER: Connect Families with Food Assistance

Contact: Noelle Dames, SNAP Campaign Manager: ndames@hungercoalition.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.

Opportunities include:

  • 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


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