Memo re COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We value you, our volunteers. Your work is critical in getting healthy food out to vulnerable populations, and your wellbeing is important to us. If you feel sick, please stay home to reduce the risk of spreading illness. If you need to cancel a volunteer shift, please contact our Volunteer Coordinators at We have taken precautions to help ensure staff and volunteers stay safe during their shifts.

Donations come to us in all forms and often need to be sorted before we can distribute them. That’s where volunteers come in! We receive donations of dry, frozen, and refrigerated food; paper products; household items; personal hygiene products; school supplies; diapers; and more that need to be repacked into useable, family-sized packages. Whatever you sort when you volunteer with us, your efforts will help low-income families stretch their limited budgets and eat better.

Volunteer Activities

Sorting and Re-Boxing Donations on our Warehouse Dock

  • Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes
  • Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

We run 1.5 to 2-hour shifts Tuesday through Friday from 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm, Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm-6:30pm and 6:30pm-8:00pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 9:00am-10:30am, 10:30am-12:00pm, and 1:00pm-3:00pm. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to help us sort and box donations to be distributed to our member agencies

How To Register for a Shift

If you are looking to volunteer as an INDIVIDUAL or FAMILY, please use our secure online volunteer management software below. Once you find openings that fit your schedule, click “Register for an Event” and you will be directed to create your secure volunteer profile in our system. If you are looking to register your family, see our directions on how to add family members to your profile.

Are you looking to organize a GROUP? Please visit our Group Volunteer Page to learn more about our group opportunities and to fill out our group request form.

If you are looking to volunteer as a family or with a few friends, please have each volunteer create an individual profile and sign up for a shift using our online registration below.

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York | 965 Albany Shaker Road | Latham, NY 12110