Volunteer

Volunteer with New Entry Food Hub!

New Entry Food Hub provides multiple volunteer opportunities for individuals who wish to support our mission of helping new farmers, strengthening the local food system, and providing greater access to fresh, local produce throughout our communitiesWe rely on the assistance of a team of dedicated volunteers to prepare hundreds of boxes of fresh produce each week from early June to late October to be delivered all over eastern Massachusetts. Their time and energy is invaluable, and we are incredibly grateful for all their hard work and enthusiasm!

New Entry Food Hub Volunteers

Responsibilities: Volunteers serve at our food hub warehouse in Lowell. They unload, unpack, pack, and prepare our customers' orders. This includes taking inventory, washing bins, neatly packing shares, loading and unloading onto pallets and trucks, and cleaning up after we finish fulfilling orders.

Time Commitment: Our workshare volunteers commit to one, two, or three days per week. Our schedule is as follows:

Schedule Coming Soon!

Site/Supervision: Volunteers will work directly with the Food Hub Coordinator at 199 Crosby St., Lowell, MA 01852.

Benefits: Work alongside caring, friendly individuals committed to solving problems in our food system. Volunteers who can commit to at least two mornings per week for 20 weeks receive first pick of surplus produce. Volunteers will have the oppourtunity to learn about the handling and use of produce.

Contact Info/Next Steps: To inquire about this volunteer position, email courtney.spivey@tufts.edu

New Entry CSA Cluster Coordinator

Cluster Coordinators are responsible for hosting CSA pick-up sites (ie, community centers, places of worship, corporations, etc…). Cluster Coordinators help to promote the New Entry CSA in their communities, such as hanging posters, posting announcements in newsletters or community listservs, and helping to organize events, such as a pre-season meeting.  Cluster Coordinators are also responsible for making arrangements for distribution locations, such as storing boxes and ensuring that shares are shaded or sheltered.

Interested in hosting a pick-up site in your community? Contact us at 978-656-1654 or courtney.spivey@tufts.edu to learn more about becoming a Cluster Coordinator!

Other volunteer opportunities…

Do you think you have knowledge, skills or resources that may help New Entry Food Hub to grow and improve? Fill out our volunteer application to tell us about your interest in supporting New Entry Food Hub!