Home Qualifications & Eligibility Volunteer Needed Items Donate Apply Today


Without our volunteers, Neighbor Helping Neighbor Food Bank would not be able to help as many people every month or touch as many lives as we do, all throughout Perry County. If you are a current volunteer, have volunteered in the past, or you are even considering volunteering with us, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Food Bank has the following volunteer opportunities!

Volunteers usually have a set day(s) and shift(s) that they come in each week. We also have volunteers who can not commit to every week and prefer to let us know as availability in their schedule arises. Our hours are flexible and we will do our best to accommodate your schedules. We welcome groups to volunteer from churches, schools, or organizations. We often accommodate students needing community service for school, as well as others needing community service to satisfy the courts. For reasons of confidentiality and fairness to all of our clients, we will no longer permit current clients of the Food Bank to volunteer.

If you are thinking about volunteering but would like more information, please contact the Food Bank at 717-594-0027 and ask to speak with Crystal Failor, our Assistant Director.

If working the warehouse and work area:

Apply Today

Fill out the form below and our staff will reach out to you accordingly. Looking to print or mail your application? Click here!

  • Personal Information

  • Emergency Contact Information

  • **Please hold CTRL or SHIFT on your keyboard to select more than one date. Our volunteer hours are Monday 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM & 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM & 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, and Thursday 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM. The times indicated above are our opening times. We request you arrive 15 minutes prior to opening. Please check your potential availability below.
  • Basic Volunteer Functions include, but are not limited to, the following basic tasks:

    • Shopping (Counting items & assisting clients through the store area)
    • Stocking Store Items (Cooler, Freezer, Shelves)
    • Sorting Items
    • Warehouse
    • Misc. as needed (Cleaning, etc.)

    All our volunteer opportunities can/do rotate from person to person. You may not always be doing the same task. Please be flexible.

    Neighbor Helping Neighbor Food Bank Inc. Volunteer Agreement

    As of January 1, 2021, we will not accept current clients as volunteers. The confidentially of our clients (peer to peer) requires the implementation this policy.

    1. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Younger volunteers are possible but must make prior arrangements to be on the premises and have a guardian with them at all times.
    2. Possessing such items and materials including but not limited to weapons, alcohol and/or narcotics on the premises is strictly forbidden. Anyone possessing such items will be asked to leave immediately.
    3. Please do not bring personal items inside the building as we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
    4. Please dress appropriately for the job: wear closed-toed shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Please refrain from wearing low cut shirts, short shorts etc. Be aware that clothing may get dirty.
    5. Do not climb on or attempt to operate any of the machinery in the warehouse. Misuse of any equipment will not be tolerated. Only pre-approved and properly trained volunteers and employees are permitted to use the forklift or pallet jacks.
    6. Chaperones accompanying groups of youth (18 & under) are expected to stay with the group and assist in supervision of that group.
    7. All products donated to the Food Bank are designated for distribution to nonprofit agencies and registered clients only. Items deemed unfit for distribution must be thrown away. Anyone found consuming donated food items on the job or removing donated product from the premises will be subject to dismissal. Ask the Directors for additional information if needed.
    8. Please refrain from the use of profanity on the premises.
    9. The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires that hands must be washed before returning to work after using the restroom.
    10. Properly lift boxes and/or bags using your legs (not your back); use carts and ask for help when needed. Please be sure to inform the Directors of any limitations that may prevent you from performing any duties.
    11. Any Volunteer can be asked to leave the premises at any time.
    12. All Volunteers must read and sign a confidentiality statement.
    13. All Clients, Employees, Volunteers and Community Service participants are to be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
    14. All Employees, Volunteers and Community Service participants must complete Civil Rights Training and sign a document indicating they received the training.