1. Love the Hub? Volunteer with us! There are currently volunteer opportunities available in the MHC Food Pantry, Community Gardens, and Nutrition Education, and Advocacy programs.

    All pantry and shopping volunteers must attend an orientation.  Orientations take place twice each month, and upcoming orientations can be found on our calendar. If you are interested in volunteering or registering for an orientation, contact Thomas at 812-355-6843 x201 or email at volunteer@mhcfoodpantry.org

    Check below for details on MHC’s many volunteer positions!


    Pantry Volunteer

    Description: It takes many hands to run the MHC Food Pantry! Volunteers assist with a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to: assisting with unloading the delivery truck, stocking, working the front desk, assisting patrons at the deli counter, repackaging bulk goods. Lifting abilities preferred but not required.

    Time Commitment: 2 hours per week, every week

    Days and Times: There are pantry shifts open Monday-Friday.

    Families are welcome to volunteer together as a group.



    Food Bank Shopping Volunteer

    Description: Twice a week our trusty truck heads to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank to gather food for the pantry. Shopping volunteers assist with selecting the food from the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, loading the food onto our truck, and then trekking to MHC to unload the truck.  This position requires heavy lifting, preferably a minimum of 50 pounds.

    Time Commitment: 2 – 3 hours per week, every week

    Days and Times: Mondays 11am-1pm, and Wednesdays, 11am-1pm


    Garden Volunteer

    Description: Come help us grow food for the food pantry while learning how to garden organically! Weekly workdates provide a space for gardeners of all abilities and experience levels to enjoy planting, harvesting, weeding, maintenance and more. Tasks vary according to season, as we garden from April through October. Volunteers are welcome to drop in to any of the work dates listed on our Community Garden page; come once or join us the whole season! Kids under 12 are welcome with adult supervision.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours, once or twice per week

    Days and Times: See our Community Garden page for weekly garden workdate times.


    Nutrition Education Volunteer

    Description: Nutrition volunteers help make cooking ideas exciting and accessible for patrons! Nutrition volunteers can organize sample table during pantry hours, help promote nutrition workshops and seminars, research and compile nutritional handout and recipes, or share your expert knowledge with our clients through your own class.

    Time Commitment: 1-5 hours per week, according to volunteers’ schedules

    Days and Times: During pantry hours for some activities, other activities according to volunteers schedules.

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