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Volunteer

We Can’t Do it Without You!

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) provides a meaningful volunteer experience in a positive, safe environment that is perfect for individuals, families, and groups of almost any size. In 2013, we had nearly 35,000 volunteer visits totaling more than 85,000 volunteer hours at our Hillside headquarters.  Our Southern Branch had more than 30,000 donated hours, with more than 8,800 individual volunteer visits and 174 group visits.

Our Volunteers help in so many ways, including:

  • Sorting and repacking food for distribution to more than 900,000 people in New Jersey
  • Sorting and assembling outfits for individual children in our Kids Division
  • Preparing our bulk mailings
  • Off-site events
  • Collecting food and turkeys at community food drives
  • Assisting with fundraisers like Check-Out Hunger

Make a Call Make a Difference:

We have volunteer opportunities throughout the week, and Saturdays. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the facility where you’re helping to schedule your visit.

To volunteer at our Hillside headquarters contact: Traci Hendricks, Volunteer Coordinator 908-355-3663 (ext. 221) thendricks@cfbnj.org.

To volunteer at our Egg Harbor Township facility contact: Maria Bocelle, Volunteer Coordinator 609-383-8843 (ext. 114) mbocelle@cfbnj.org.

For your visit:

For volunteers at our Hillside facility, please view our parking diagram so you’ll know where to park when you visit. For more information on volunteering  please see our Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Hillside Volunteer FAQ (Download)
  • Southern Branch (Egg Harbor Township) Volunteer FAQ (Download)

Please be sure to call ahead to schedule your visit.

Please contact the above Volunteer Coordinators before downloading and completing the following forms:

Volunteer Intake Form (Download)
Group Intake Form (Download)
Group Member Sign In (Download)

Want to make a difference in your local community?

Click here to view our active offsite and partner agency volunteer opportunities.  For additional information or to sign up, contact Sue Yurasits, Volunteer Resources Manager at 908-355-3663 (ext 235), syurasits@cfbnj.org.

Southern Branch Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Food Distribution/Cumberland County
We are looking for volunteers in the Cumberland County area who are able to help distribute government-subsidized commodities to low-income senior citizens on the third Tuesday of each month.  Volunteers need their own transportation and will need to be able to help FoodBank associates load and deliver groceries in Millville.

If you’re able to help with this distribution, please contact Maria Bocelle, Volunteer Coordinator, at mbocelle@cfbnj.org or 609-383-8843 ext. 114.