Volunteer at Foodlink

Volunteers are critical to our mission of ending hunger and building healthier communities!

From sorting donated food in our distribution center, to assisting Curbside Market customers, to helping us maintain the Lexington Ave. Community Farm, we offer an array of volunteer opportunities that are perfect for individuals, families, groups, and more!

Explore how you can get involved and begin your volunteer journey with Foodlink today!

Did you know?


volunteer hours were donated to Foodlink last year!


additional full-time employees would be needed to match our volunteers’ productivity! 

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pounds of food are sorted by our volunteers! 


Donation Sorting

Volunteers help us sort and inspect donated food for those in need.

Community Health Education

Help our nutrition educators prepare for their virtual cooking classes and deliver groceries!

Curbside Market

Foodlink’s mobile farmers market relies on volunteers to serve our customers.

Community Farm

Help us nourish the community at the Lexington Ave. Community Farm by planting, weeding, composting, harvesting and more!

Administrative tasks

Assist staff in our offices with administrative work to help our operations, finance or development teams!

Community Kitchen

Help our staff prepare thousands of healthy meals for Rochester children!



All individuals must abide by Foodlink’s requirements to ensure a safe and positive volunteer experience for all. Please also review the individual project descriptions, as some volunteer projects may have additional requirements.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Foodlink is following all safety guidelines provided by local health officials and the CDC regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers should adhere to and expect the following while volunteering at Foodlink:

  • Volunteers will complete a verbal health screening at the beginning of their shift.
  • Effective June 10, 2022, masking is optional for all fully vaccinated volunteers, who can show their proof of vaccination if they wish to volunteer without a mask. All unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask. 
  • Volunteers should stay home if they are ill. Volunteers experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, must get tested and receive a negative result before returning to Foodlink.



For additional questions, please contact our Volunteer Programs Coordinator at volunteers@foodlinkny.org.