Volunteer Groups

Volunteers after a shift, posing for a group picture in the kitchen

Volunteering as a group is a fun and valuable way for our corporate, school, and community groups to connect! Whether your group works from home, in the office, or somewhere in between, we would love to host your team in the MANNA kitchen!

Corporate Groups: 

Corporate groups may participate in a fulfilling and team-oriented Customized Volunteer Experience (CVE) at MANNA from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday – Friday or 1:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. Monday – Thursday.  Each group can be up to 15 people on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, and up to 10 people on Thursday or Friday.

In addition to the kitchen volunteer shift, CVEs can include: 

  • Use of MANNA’s conference room and/or lobby area before or after your team’s volunteer shift for team meetings, lunch, or a happy hour.  
  • Groups are responsible for providing their own catered lunch, breakfast, and/or snacks. The MANNA team is happy to offer local food recommendations and assist with the set-up and coordinating of meal deliveries before and during your CVE.  

The requested donation for a corporate group’s Customized Volunteer Experience is $1,000. A larger donation may be requested if a group needs additional space or if the group is interested in a Set the Table sponsorship. Groups who opt for the Set the Table sponsorship can place stickers with their company logo on the packaging for all the meals produced during their volunteer shift.  

To sign up for a CVE, or for any questions or concerns, contact Kate Milicia, Manager of Events and Corporate Partnerships, at KMilicia@mannapa.org or (215) 496-2662 x 134. 

School and Community Groups 

School and community groups (up to 15 people on Mon-Wed and up to 10 people Thu-Fri) can sign up for any of the following volunteer shifts to help prepare and package meals in MANNA’s kitchen. There is no requested donation for school and community groups. 

Volunteer Shifts Calendar:
Monday: 7-10am, 10am-1pm, 1:30-4:30pm, 5-8pm
Tuesday: 7-10am, 10am-1pm, 1:30-4:30pm
Wednesday: 7-10am, 10am-1pm, 1:30-4:30pm
Thursday: 7-10am, 10am-1pm, 1:30-4:30pm
Friday: 7-10am, 10am-1pm
Volunteer Drivers needed Tuesday-Friday from 8am-12pm

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and all minors must have a signed parental consent form to participate. Learn more about the volunteer experience here and on our FAQs page.

For any remaining questions or to sign up, contact Zeke Acevedo, Community Engagement Associate, at EAcevedo@mannapa.org or (215) 496-2662 x3.

See an example of volunteers in action!