Areas of Critical Need
Link2Feed Data Entry
Join our team of trained volunteers assisting with data entry in Link2Feed (L2F).
L2F is cloud-based service insights software that helps the Southeast Michigan emergency food network better serve our neighbors as well as understand who is not yet being reached. Volunteers must be age 16 or older. A background check required.
Mercado Food Pantry
The Mercado Food Hub is a client-choice pantry serving residents of Southwest Detroit. Volunteer activities include loading shopping carts indoors and loading food into vehicles outdoors. Volunteers must be 14 years or older.
There is an urgent need for Spanish-speaking intake specialists. If interested, please contact Julie Ptasznik at email@example.com.
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.
My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery
Volunteers are needed to greet and assist shoppers, assemble orders on the truck, check and bag orders for customers, and assist with market setup and teardown. Up to 5 volunteers needed per shift.
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.
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.
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.