Volunteer Opportunities

About Us

Our organization is comprised entirely of volunteers. Our Board of Directors includes people who volunteer on a regular basis, plus representatives of the churches in North Reading.

Volunteer Requirements

All of our volunteers must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be able to stand for two hours
  • Be able to read expiration dates on food labels (it's harder than you think!)
  • Be able to lift at least 25 pounds
  • Maintain confidentiality of our clients

Volunteer Hours

Volunteers fill the following time slots on a regular basis:

  • Mondays: 8:00am - 10:30am
  • First & Third Mondays: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Fridays: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Volunteer Responsibilities

These are some of the jobs that our volunteers do:

  • Sort food donations by type and expiration date
  • Stock shelves
  • Fill orders of fresh and frozen foods
  • Bag orders
  • Carry orders


We also need drivers to drive to the Greater Boston Food Bank on Friday mornings. Please contact us if you are interested in this opportunity.

NRFP HOME Fund Volunteers

Interested in helping with the new home for the food pantry?  There are many ways to get involved. Contact the 300th Anniversary Committee to learn about the ways you can help. 

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Volunteer for the Food Pantry

If you are interested in volunteering for the food pantry, please contact us! We're happy to answer any questions you may have and tell you about current volunteer roles and needs. 

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