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Serving the Greater Wareham/New Bedford Community.


We are often looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please phone the Pantry at: 508-295-3486 and leave your name and phone number or apply online below.

The Family Pantry has many different volunteer job positions. The main positions at The Family Pantry are food distribution and warehouse stocking. The Family Pantry has positions on the sales floor and backroom. Volunteers who work the backroom should be able to lift 25 pounds. There are many things you can do:

  • Stock shelves
  • Computer intake
  • Pick up food donations
  • Distribute food to guests
  • Inventory
  • General maintenance
  • Greet new and returning guests and assist with application process
  • Serve as interpreter
  • Assist with referrals to other agencies
  • Sort and bag donations
  • Help with fundraising events
  • Deliver to home bound guests

If you can’t volunteer at the pantry, but would still like to help, you could hold a fundraiser or a food drive, for instance.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come as an individual?

Absolutely! We seek individuals who can commit to a regular schedule of volunteering one 3 hour shift each week. All volunteers fill out a simple application. Fill out the form below to apply. If you have any questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator at

Can we come as a group?

Yes, groups can work on assigned tasks in the pantry or special projects in the warehouse.

Can The Family Pantry accommodate volunteers with special needs?

We evaluate all special needs situations individually, but we are happy to try and accommodate specials needs. 

Can I do my community service at The Family Pantry?

Yes, we accept school or church community service applicants, however individual approval is required.

What should I wear to volunteer?

Attire for most of the volunteer positions is appropriate comfortable clothes with The Family Pantry t-shirt, a name tag, and close-toed shoes.

Is there an age restriction?

Yes, our volunteers need to be 15 years old, we work in a large warehouse and safety is a priority. 

Apply to Volunteer with Damien’s Place

Damien's Place Volunteer Form

  • Personal Information

  • Assignment

  • Select the top 3 jobs you wish to participate in from the drop-downs below. You'll be notified which job you've been assigned to during check-in.