Areas of Critical Need
Taylor Warehouse Support
Before we can distribute nutritious food to hungry neighbors in our community, we need volunteers to sort and pack it into boxes. Schedule your shift at our South warehouse in Taylor!
Mercado Food Pantry
Load shopping carts and distribute food at the Mercado Food Hub, a client-choice pantry in Southwest Detroit! We are also accepting applications for Spanish-speaking intake specialists.
Gleaners’ distribution centers process a tremendous volume of donated and purchased food to serve our neighbors in need. Volunteer tasks include sorting food items, packing food boxes, and more. Up to 30 volunteers needed per shift.
Culinary and nutrition professionals volunteer to share their expertise with the participants, and class assistants support the instruction and the participants' engagement. This opportunity is for individuals.
Both brick-and-mortar and mobile food pantries serve individuals and families in need of food assistance. Volunteer activities include helping clients check in, loading food into vehicles, stocking pantry shelves, and more. Up to 12 volunteers needed per shift.
Livingston Victory Garden
This cornerstone garden in Livingston County donates food directly to pantries. Volunteer tasks include forming beds, composting, seeding, mulching, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting.
Volunteers are needed to assist with client intake during launches, teach basic computer skills, provide technical recommendations, and help manage implementation. This opportunity is for individuals.
Special events volunteers serve in a wide variety of roles including event setup and teardown, event check-in, cashiering, information distribution, food and money donation collection, and much more. The number of volunteers needed per shift varies by event.
Speakers Bureau volunteers help increase awareness of Gleaners’ role in feeding hungry people in our community. Volunteers speak to groups about Gleaners activities or host information tables at volunteer or community fairs. This opportunity is for individuals.