Volunteers have always been HooRWA’s backbone, whether dragging trash out of the river or providing highly specialized expertise. They include paddling enthusiasts, business owners, event organizers, teachers, artists, ecologists, parents, environmental scientists, planners, students, and –mostly!– people who just like taking care of our rivers and streams. Whether you are most comfortable in a boat,…
We encourage you to write letters to our legislators to share your experience with the food pantry and the need for food assistance in the Berkshires and beyond.
Like to cook? You can prepare a meal at home with your family or friends to deliver to a host congregation. If you’d like to meet our families, we invite volunteers to stay for dinner and share the evening with our guests and their children.
On the weekends, adult volunteers answer the phone, do activities with children, and are a welcoming presence for our guests. During the week, we often seek assistance in the office with mailings, covering the phones, or administrative projects. Teens are welcome with an adult over 18.
Morning and afternoon shifts available Monday through Friday. 2-3 volunteers work at a time, wearing masks and gloves. Youth and family shifts are also available. Volunteers pack bags at our Warehouse space.
Help prepare free meals for those in need on Tuesdays. No experience needed. Kitchen volunteers work from 11am-3pm.
Anyone can volunteer to help. You will get assignments and training that fit with your experience and capabilities. From skilled tradespeople – carpenters, plumbers, electricians, roofers, and others – to the “weekend warriors” who love to work with their hands and energetic novices – all are welcome to join us and get the immense satisfaction…
Active volunteers participate more frequently on organizational tasks and duties as a member of a Committee or Board.
Floater volunteers participate only on specific tasks or events.
Pick from a list of volunteering opportunities including event promotion and event day assistance, writing letters to the editor, contacting legislators, hosting fundraising get-togethers, and more!