Volunteer Opportunities

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Help in the Pantry

9 am-1 pm
123 East Hanover Street & 48 Hudson Street Trenton, NJ 

Pantry volunteers may act as personal shoppers, unload and shelve donations, package groceries for our home delivery program, or deliver groceries to our mobility challenged and older neighbors.

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We want to take a moment to thank all of our dedicated and passionate volunteers. It takes a village, and you are a critical part of the AIA village.

Current Volunteers

For all current volunteers, we have launched a new volunteer scheduling system. Our volunteer team will be invited to sign up for shifts each week at our Trenton locations on Hanover and Hudson Sts.*; opportunities will include grocery bag packing as well as mobile delivery. Please note, with needs changing daily and new technology in place, there may be a learning curve; we may need to tweak certain pieces to fix bugs and ensure safety. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Shariq Marshall at 609-396-9355 x21 or shariqm@arminarm.org.

To sign up to volunteer, click Here


Work in the Garden

Monday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm, 123 East Hanover Street, Trenton

Located on site at our East Hanover Street location, the Arm In Arm garden helps supply fresh local produce to our pantry customers, while also serving as a green space in the city. We regularly need volunteers to help water and tend the garden during our growing season, typically May through October.

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Organize a Drive, Make Garden Donations, and more

Food and personal care drives help Arm In Arm serve more people while adding variety for our customers. Please remember to check the expiration dates before donating your items. To organize a food, personal care, or household products drive, please email Shariq Marshall. To donate from your garden or farm share or to learn about activities in Arm In Arm’s vegetable garden, email us at garden@arminarm.org. Download suggestions for:

Nothing beats fresh, local produce in the summer. Here are three easy ways you can partner with Arm In Arm:

  • Give a portion of your CSA farm share to our pantry, or consider purchasing a share exclusively to donate.
  • Set aside a portion from your own vegetable garden for Arm In Arm.
  • Talk to your school or congregation about sharing a portion of their community garden harvest with Arm In Arm.

Community food drives, organized by our partner, Yes We CAN! Food Drives, take place throughout the year at local grocery stores and farmers markets. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Shariq Marshall or Alison Politziner (Yes We CAN!).

Give Healthy Online Food Drive 

Your organization can sponsor their own #GiveHealthy drive to help support Arm in Arm and provide people in our communities with fresh, healthy foods. A Give Healthy drive reduces food insecurity while providing people access to healthier foods and leading to healthier people. The #GiveHeathy Digital Food Drive works by allowing people to select fresh food items, such as fruits and vegetables, via a standard e-commerce transaction for donation. Once a drive is over those foods selected will get delivered to Arm in Arm and will be distributed among the community to allow people to have access to fresh, healthy foods! 

Step 1: If you would like to organize your very own Give Healthy drive go to their website and fill out the form as a “Drive Organizer” 

Step 2: A member of the Give Healthy team will reach out to the organization of your choice to determine the best healthy items to best serve their clients. 

Step 3: A member of the Give Healthy team will create a webpage with a shareable link where people can purchase fresh, healthy items through a standard e-commerce transaction.

Step 4: Once the drive is over, Give Healthy will deliver all purchased items to the organization. 

To learn more or to set up your own Give Healthy drive please click here.  

Job Support

Mentor a Job Trainee

Guide adult work trainees as they improve their internet navigation and communication skills, complete web-based and written employment applications, and engage in job search follow-up. Mentors may choose to meet with clients on site at our Trenton locations, or schedule at least five mentorship calls to take place over the course of the program.

Conduct Practice Interviews

Help workforce development clients build their confidence and professional communication skills by volunteering as a practice interviewer. We need volunteers to help with on-site mock interviews and to conduct practice phone interviews remotely.  Volunteers may sign up to come in or make calls as needed, Monday through Thursday 9am-3pm.

Have a special skill you would like to use to help Arm In Arm? Please contact Shariq Marshall to discuss custom volunteer opportunities.

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