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. Volunteer opportunities occur Monday-Friday 6:30 am-4:00 pm. There are no options to volunteer outside of these hours.

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

  • Stock shelves, fridges, and freezers with fresh food for the Grocery Distribution Program
  • Prep/serve breakfast & lunch for the Hot Meal Program
  • Help clients sign-in to receive groceries
  • Prep and/or deliver groceries to stay-at-home clients
  • Pick up donations from our local grocery store partners
  • Process bulk items into individual serving sizes
  • Unload, weigh, and record food donations as they are delivered
  • And so much more!

Note: You must be 18 years or older to volunteer.

Questions? Please call Ansley Laev at (802) 829-5797 or email for more information.


1 Refer to our programs page and our Volunteer Code of Conduct to learn more about the work we do and decide whether or not volunteering with Feeding Chittenden would be a good match for you.

2 Tell us about yourself by filling out a volunteer application. You may either fill out the application form below OR you can download, fill in, and deliver the Volunteer Application to Feeding Chittenden located at 228 North Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT.

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

3 Once your application has been received, Ansley, our Volunteer Coordinator, will contact you to schedule an in-person orientation. This orientation allows us to get to know you better, gives an overview of our programs and their volunteer roles, answers any questions you may have, and is where you will schedule your first shift.

It may take a couple of weeks for applications to process based on the time of year and current need for help; please be patient, we will get back to you!

4 Come in for your first volunteer shift at Feeding Chittenden & take action against hunger!



Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application Form

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