Volunteering at The Salem Pantry

None of what we do at The Salem Pantry would be possible without our team of dedicated volunteers. 

How Do I Begin?

1. Fill out the new volunteer form.
2. Register for our volunteer hub.
3. Schedule a shift through our volunteer hub.
4. Begin volunteering!

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in bringing your business or community group to volunteer with The Salem Pantry?

What Will I Do?

The Salem Pantry relies on volunteers for a wide range of tasks and responsibilities.

The Market

Assist with the day to day operation at The Market including stocking shelves and helping guests.

Home Delivery Program

Support homebound individuals in our community by making home deliveries.

Pop Ups!

Support the setup & operation at one of our many distribution sites throughout the week

Warehouse Operations

Unload, organize, and inventory food groceries at our Food Storage and Distribution Warehouse

Clerical Support

Assisting Salem Pantry staff with office-related tasks and general clerical duties.

Is There an Age Requirement to Volunteer?

The minimum age age to volunteer with The Salem Pantry is 5 years old!
● Youth under 14, must be accompanied by an adult.
● Youth ages 14-17 need parental permission and a signed waiver.
● Youth waivers only need to be signed once a year.

We encourage families, school groups, sports teams, scout groups and more to volunteer and connect with their local community!

Please note that some shifts are a lot more appropriate for small children than others.

What Should I Wear To My Volunteer Shift?

To ensure your safety and comfort during your volunteer experience, we kindly request that you wear closed-toed shoes at all our volunteer sites. Additionally, we recommend selecting clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

If you’re planning to volunteer at The Market, we provide volunteers with a apron that covers the top half of their body.

What Should I Do On My First Volunteer Shift?

Please make sure to arrive at the designated location and scheduled time of your shift.

Once you’ve arrived, seek out one of our team members, and they will be more than happy to assist you in getting started.