***If you are looking to volunteer on Christmas Day, please use our Locate Food tab to find a soup kitchen or pantry near you. Contact them directly to see if they need volunteers. Thank you.

Long Island Cares supports nearly 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters, some of which need the support of regular volunteers.  If you wish to volunteer with one of our member agencies , please contact them directly to see if they are in need of volunteer support.

Volunteer just a few hours of your time with Long Island Cares and help make a difference in the lives of thousands of Long Islanders who are experiencing hunger, poverty or food insecurity.

Volunteers are a very important part of our operation. If it were not for our community volunteers, we could not do what we do!

Groups of more than 5 people MUST e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator directly at licvolunteer@licares.org. 

Please email our Volunteer Coordinator for more information!

Join the Long Island Cares volunteer team now: Just complete the Volunteer Registration Form and the Volunteer Liability Release FormThe Volunteer Liability Release Form MUST be completed and emailed or faxed to our Volunteer Coordinator at (631) 273-2184; licvolunteer@licares.org; or mailed to us at 10 Davids Dr., Hauppauge, NY 11788 before you will be eligible to volunteer.

Thank you so much for helping us make a difference in the lives of your Long Island neighbors.

Already a volunteer? If you’re on the schedule and coming into the warehouse soon, please take a look at the Volunteer Food and Safety Video. It will take just 6 minutes of your time and covers very important info about the warehouse.

Have a question about volunteering? Find the answer here or contact us.