Volunteer

PORCH volunteers are the heart and soul of our work and we always welcome more helping hands!

Volunteer Opportunities

Neighborhood Coordinator

Time Commitment: 2 hours per month

We have more than 125 Neighborhood Coordinators who organize monthly food collections for a neighborhood or street. They are responsible for spreading the word about the designated day for the monthly food drives, picking up donations from neighborhood porches, and getting the non-perishable bags of food to a central location. Learn more about this vital role.

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Food Sort Volunteer

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month during PORCH weeks, Sundays through Wednesdays. See food sort dates.

Food Sort volunteers meet at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514, to sort, pack, and deliver hundreds of bags of non-perishable food donations for our Food for Families participants and local pantries.

Sign up to volunteer with us the week of March 10. 

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Food For Families Volunteer

Time Commitment: 1-6 hours per month

Food For Families volunteers pick up eggs and produce from wholesalers and local farmers, bringing it to a central location to sort and hand deliver items to families in need. The program provides a 7-10 days supply of fresh food to 630 families every month.

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Host a Food Drive

We count on community members and organizations to run food drives and collect non-perishable items like bags of rice, dried pasta, canned vegetables, and more.

This toolkit will help get you started as you plan your food drive. You can also contact our team for additional assistance. If you’d rather run a virtual food drive – where you collect funds and then shop for non-perishables for PORCH online using those donations – find our toolkit here.

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Launch a PORCH Chapter in Your Area!

Do you live outside of Chapel Hill-Carrboro and recognize the need to help your neighbors have enough food? Creating a PORCH chapter in your city or town is easy! The PORCH Communities team will help you get started.

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Now that you know us, get involved!

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“I pray for your program, all the volunteers, and everyone you help that we all will continue to grow and flourish and make it another day. You all are truly making a difference.”

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