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Volunteer Opportunities at CFBNJ

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CFBNJ Hillside and CFBNJ Egg Harbor Township warehouses are OPEN for volunteers.

  • All volunteers must be aged 12 or older. Teens aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers aged 16 & 17 must have a form filled out by a parent in order to volunteer alone. Please contact us to get more information.
  • Each volunteer must complete a GMP Rules Form. Download the PDF here. (It is also available as a Word document.)
  • Advance sign-ups are required (no walk-ins).
  • Volunteers will be asked for their names or the name of their group/group leader before entering the building.

Please use the volunteer signup button below to register.

CFBNJ is removing the mask requirement effective October 3, 2022, but will remain “mask-friendly.” This means that while face coverings will no longer be required, anyone can wear them if they choose to based on their level of comfort. We ask all visitors and volunteers to respect each individual’s choice.

Our Volunteer FAQ page has more information.

Welcome to the CFBNJ Volunteer Program!

Our volunteer program offers individuals, families and groups of many sizes a meaningful experience to make a direct impact on hunger in a positive and safe environment.

Last year, our volunteers made nearly 34,000 site visits, dedicating almost 88,000 hours to our cause (that’s equivalent to 42 full-time employees). Click the sign-up button to join their ranks in our Hillside warehouse or at off-site events. Our Volunteer FAQs can help you learn more about what to expect during your visit.

We look forward to seeing you at the FoodBank!

Join the CFBNJ Care Crew

Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside is launching a Volunteer Warehouse Ambassador program, known as the Care Crew. The Care Crew will be trained volunteers who will support CFBNJ staff to provide guidance, information, and gratitude to volunteer groups (corporate, school, community) in the warehouse.

The Care Crew will assist in:

    • Work with staff to greet and sign-in groups
    • Provide an overview, if staff is unavailable
    • Circulate among the group during the volunteer activity to answer questions about the project or the FoodBank
    • Learn how to work various projects – Food Sorting, Box building, and Pasta
    • Have strong knowledge of FoodBank mission, priorities, and programs
    • Thank volunteer groups at the end of the shift

Care Crew members will be asked to make a one-year commitment which will include an application, interview, orientation session, and commit to two volunteer shifts in Hillside per month. Candidates should have already completed two volunteer shifts at the Hillside warehouse before they apply to join the Care Crew.

Junior Volunteer Days (Formerly Family Days) 

The CFBNJ warehouse in Hillside is pleased to bring back Junior Volunteer Days. Junior Volunteer Days are for kids aged 6-11 to attend with their parents.

  • January 27, 2024: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
  • April 13, 2024:
    9AM – 11AM
    11:30AM – 1:30PM

Women Fighting Hunger

Women Fighting Hunger supports the goals and priorities of CFBNJ, and provides Food, Help and Hope through hands-on philanthropy, leadership and collaboration. These projects provide much needed support to the efforts of CFBNJ and can be tailored to your time, interests, and talents.

Contact Volunteer Services

To submit a question or inquire about one of our Hillside Family Days, please fill out the form below, and a member of our Volunteer Services team will reach out to you.

*Please note that submitting a request below does not schedule you to volunteer.