Volunteers are a crucial part of every program at Feeding Chittenden. The dedicated hearts and hands of the community help us complete the countless tasks that go into providing food for more than 12,000 people every year.



As a Feeding Chittenden volunteer, you’ll experience endless opportunities to learn, grow, and play a rewarding role in addressing hunger in your community.

Here are some of the things you could do as a volunteer:

  • Unload food donations as they’re delivered
  • Stock the grocery distribution shelves
  • Represent the Feeding Chittenden at special events
  • Prep and serve food in the soup kitchen
  • Help clients select their groceries
  • Deliver groceries to homebound clients
  • Pick up donations
  • And so much more!


1 Read through the volunteer application packet (Volunteer Application) thoroughly and decide whether or not volunteering with Feeding Chittenden would be a good match for you.

2 Tell us about yourself by filling out the application and bringing it down to the Food Shelf located on 228 North Winooski Ave, Burlington. You can also submit your application online by filling out the form below.

3 Schedule a volunteer orientation with our Volunteer Coordinator, Angela, by calling (802) 658–7939 ext. 24 or by emailing This orientation allows us to get to know you better, answer any questions you may have, give you a tour, and schedule your first volunteer shift.

4 Come in for your first volunteer shift at the Food Shelf & take action against hunger!

**If you are completing court-ordered community service, please fill out the attached form in addition to your volunteer application. (Court Ordered Community Service Sheet)**

Questions? Please call us at (802) 658-7939 ext. 24 or email for more information.

**Policy Update: Unfortunately, Feeding Chittenden is not able to accept volunteers under the age of 18. Please contact the United Way at (802) 860-1677 for information on local volunteer opportunities for minors.

Volunteer Application Form

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