978-772-4627 • 234 Barnum Road, Devens, MA

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some of the volunteer roles at Loaves & Fishes:

Opportunities to work directly with clients (must be 18 or older):

  • Greeter – Welcome our clients to the Pantry.
  • Steward – Meet with the clients, prepare them for the shopping experience and assist them in identifying additional resources.
  • Food Distributor – Accompany clients through the Pantry to shop for groceries.
  • USDA Clerk – Record information from the clients which entitles them to additional food items.
  • Back Pantry – Receive, date check, sort and stock shelves with food and personal care items.
  • Bag Assistant – Assist clients with loading their groceries into their vehicle.

Prefer to work behind the scenes?

  • Shelf Stockers – Receive, date check, sort and stock shelves with donation goods. This task is done on Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:00p.m.- 8:00p.m, and the Friday afternoon before the Saturday sessions, from 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.
  •  Driver – Pick-up donations at locations throughout the community and deliver them to Loaves & Fishes.
  • Truck Off-Loaders – Assist in off-loading trucks on a weekly basis.
  • Administrative Support – Provide office support to the Staff including data entry, receptionist duties, filing, etc.

Do you have professional skills to offer?

  • Outreach/Marketing Assistance – Assist with local news pieces, prepare narratives for grants, create or revise outreach marketing & program material, create flyers & posters for display and events, assist with giveaways and setup at scheduled events.
  • Photographers/Videographers/Designers – Use your creative talents to help us in our outreach efforts.
  • Committee Work:
    • Finance Committee
    • Fundraising
    • Outreach/Marketing/Public Relations/Events
    • Personnel
    • Policy Development

Are you a handy-man or do you enjoy working outdoors?

  • Ground Upkeep – Mow, rake, weed and water the grounds.
  • Building Maintenance – Small repair and maintenance projects in the facility.

Do you like to work with groups?

  • Tour Guides – Assist the Staff in providing tours of the Pantry to new volunteers and others.
  • Drives Team – Help us coordinate food and other special drives throughout the community.

Is technology your thing?
Perhaps you might like to assist with one or more of the following:

  • Microsoft Access Database
  • Donor Database
  • Constant Contact Updates & E-Mail Campaigns
  • Develop videos for YouTube
  • Take photos at events

Interested in a one-time experience rather than an ongoing commitment?

Consider helping with one of our special events, good times guaranteed:

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution
  • Holiday Dinner Distribution
  • Good Friday Walk
  • Shirley Scout Drive
  • Postal Workers’ Food Drive
  • Other community events throughout the year