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


Volunteers are the heart of Loaves & Fishes!  Meet new people and have fun while making a difference in your community.

Volunteer Overview Video

Volunteer Opportunities

Help prepare and distribute food to clients at our drive thru open pantry.

Work in back pantry to receive, date check, sort donated food. Stock shelves.

Prepare produce, sort and date check donated food, and stock shelves.

Prepare and distribute online orders for client pick up.

Assist in off-loading our delivery truck.  Must be able to lift 50lbs.

Gather donations from local grocery stores, farms, and donation boxes and deliver to Loaves & Fishes. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and be able to lift 25 lbs.

Drive our 24’ delivery truck to do pick-ups at the Greater Boston Food Bank, food donation sites and other area pantries.  CDL is NOT required but previous truck driving experience is necessary. 

Distribute calendars and other pantry related literature throughout the community.

Gather full coin canisters from local businesses and deliver to the pantry.

Help with garden and grounds clean up and maintenance.

Perform small repair and maintenance projects in the facility.

Perform a variety of administrative tasks including data entry, filing, mail prep, phone calls etc.

Volunteers serve on our board, personnel, finance, community outreach and video production committees.

Every two months, volunteers go door-to-door, collecting donated food from their neighbors and then delivering the food to the pantry.  Volunteers help to receive, weigh and store the donated food.

Volunteers help at special events throughout the year such as the 5K Walk, food drives, Annual Meeting, holiday dinner distributions and more.

Ready to start volunteering?

Guidelines for Volunteers under the age of 18

Frequently Asked Questions

Complete and submit a registration form to our Volunteer Coordinator.

There is no minimum commitment required.

Volunteers self-schedule for most activities using a monthly online sign up.

Currently, we do not provide court appointed community service hours.

Training happens “on the job” by staff and experienced volunteers.

Still have questions?

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions or concerns, please contact the Pantry for further information at: 978-772-4627, x317