Volunteers are the true lifeblood of what we do. In 2023, more than 20,000 people donated more than 54,000 hours of service. That’s the equivalent of 26 full-time employees. Without our volunteers, we simply couldn’t fulfill our mission.

If you are a member of a company or group looking to bring your team to volunteer as a team building activity, visit our Group Volunteer Page to learn more about our group opportunities and to fill out our group request form.

We have three different sites where you can volunteer (click the link for the Google Maps page for directions):

  1. Albany County Distribution Center in Latham, NY
  2. Orange County Distribution Center in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
  3. Patroon Land Farm in Voorheesville, NY

At our distribution centers, you will sort various donations and get them ready to go to our neighbors in your community.

At the Farm, you’ll help plant, water, feed, pick and otherwise get the various vegetables, herbs and flowers we grow ready to get into the hands of neighbors in your community.

Guidelines for Volunteers

  • Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Please come dressed for the weather. On the farm, you will either be outside or in a greenhouse. At a distribution center, while we keep the inside temperature reasonable, you should still dress for comfort. There is also a lot of moving while volunteering, so please wear loose clothing.
  • If you are coming with a group, we encourage you to wear branded clothing and share your group photos with us!
  • Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Shift availability

Monday: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Contact info
Email: volunteers@regionalfoodbank.net

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