Volunteer Opportunities

Please see the below volunteer volunteer listings for open positions. Applications should only be completed if you are interested in the below descriptions. Please note on your application which position you are looking for.



  • Gardeners – We are looking for individuals willing to come assist with the pantry garden & flower beds. We need assistance pulling weeds, picking produce and overall beautification of the property. This can be done at anytime! Weekends or after hours & individuals under 18 may assist with this project.
  • Warehouse Volunteer – We are in need of volunteers willing to assist with stocking shelves, sorting donations, organizing shelves and generalize tasks within the warehouse. This requires an individual be able to lift 25 lbs or more. This position calls for individuals to be on their feet for 3-4 hours at a time & moving quite a bit! We are in need of people Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 AM-12 PM. 
  • Client Shopping Assistant – Each family that comes to the pantry works with a volunteer while they shop at the pantry. This helps the client with the limits we have on certain items and what our availability is. This also helps us keep on schedule. Individuals looking to signup for this position will be needed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 – 9 AM. 
  • Maintenance/Grounds-keeping – At this time we are in need of an individual whom would be interested in helping occasionally with maintenance needs. This can include but is not limited to changing furnace filters, changing light bulbs, cleaning light fixtures, assisting with hanging pictures or other items, lifting or moving heavy objects.

Individuals interested in volunteering can fill out the PDF Application or submit the application online. These can be forwarded to the Executive Director, April Duquette, aduquette@cheshirefoodpantry.org. New volunteers are required to attend a brief orientation. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and be able to life 25 lbs. We do not accept volunteer applications for Court Ordered Community Service. We also do not accept walk-in volunteers. Applications must be submitted for review to April Duquette prior to the start of any volunteering.

The Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc. has been able to meet the needs of the community because of the generosity of its donors and volunteers. Thank you!


Do you have a child interested in volunteering for the pantry? Click here for volunteer opportunities for children under the age of 18.