Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteers are the backbone of Gather Baltimore, without generous people willing to lend a hand, all of that food just couldn’t get to those in need. We have volunteer opportunities almost every week. That’s where you come in.

We need help picking up food from wholesalers, supermarkets, and farmer’s markets. We need help gleaning. We need help unloading, sorting, and loading food on our truck for delivery. We need help spreading the word about Gather Baltimore on facebook and twitter. And, of course, we also need help raising money so that we can keep the food moving.

We would love your Help!

Click the links provided to sign up for our regular volunteer activities.

While we do generally accept walk-ins, we ask that all volunteers sign up ahead of time whenever possible. This helps us regulate the number of volunteers present for any given event. We want to make sure that we can provide enough work and space for everyone who wants to help, and that we have a balanced number of volunteers throughout the work week!

Blue Bag PrepHelp us sort through and prepare produce donations for distribution.

Blue Bag preparation typically occurs every Thursday-Sunday from 10am-2pm at our warehouse (2800 Sisson Street, Baltimore, MD 21211). However, we occasionally have to cancel these events due to a lack of food donations or bad weather. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our donor relationships, these cancellations may occur the morning of the event. We will do our best to get the word out over email and Facebook as soon as possible when this occurs, so it always helps to check Facebook before coming down!

The maximum number of volunteers who can comfortably work on prep at a time is limited to around 10. Groups larger than this may be better suited to outdoor work such as gleaning and gardening days.

Sunday Market Collection: Meet us at the Sunday Farmer’s Market to help collect extra produce from the vendors. Please note, this opportunity is only available April-December.

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Keep an eye out for special work days at our hoop houses and gleaning events! Information for these opportunities will be posted to our Facebook page and emailed out to our email subscribers and SignupGenius group.

Email volunteergatherbaltimore@gmail.com for more information on any of these topics.

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