We’ve been fortunate to have a number of volunteers and interns work with us over the years. Their support has been diverse, ranging in activities such as staffing outreach events, providing basic office support, working with our community partners to host student-education events, and even performing some handyman duties at our warehouse.

Please check this page frequently for opportunities to volunteer with us. If you have questions, or would like to be added to our volunteer contact list, please email us at info@localfoodhub.org.

Many of our partner producers and customers offer excellent volunteer and internship opportunities. We encourage you to reach out to them for further information.

On Farm Opportunities

Bellair Farm
Bellair Farm is a beautiful, 853-acre farm located just eleven miles south of downtown Charlottesville. Its mission is to run a sustainable business and create a dynamic community around the farm and the food it produces. They operate a CSA program and sell at many area farmer’s markets, as well as to institutions, retailers, and restaurants. Bellair Farm has work for all ranges and ability levels. Volunteer hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Contact Jamie Barrett at 434-262-9021 for more information and to sign up.

Food Access Opportunities

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
The largest organization alleviating hunger in Western and Central Virginia, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank secures food from local and national sources and distributes the food to partner agencies feeding the hungry. While volunteer opportunities range, they are in greatest need for volunteers Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. to help distribute food to walk in clients. Please visit their website for additional information.

Emergency Food Network
The Emergency Food Network is a volunteer organization that provides a three-day food supply to individuals and families exclusively in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area who find themselves in an emergency without food. In 2014, the Emergency Food Network partnered with Local Food Hub to bring fresh, locally sourced produce to their clients. The clients have especially loved fresh tomatoes, squash, potatoes, and onions. To volunteer or donate food, please email leslie.emergencyfood@gmail.com or call 434-979-9180.

The Haven
The Haven is a dynamic, multi-purpose community space that works to reduce homelessness by initiating creative solutions and coordinating regional resources and services. Volunteer opportunities include preparing locally sourced breakfasts or helping with meal service, tending and harvesting in their two-acre community garden, as well as welcome desk duties and guiding guests’ access to the Haven’s many resources. Visit their website for more information, or contact them at volunteer@thehaven.org.

Student Opportunities

College students interested in volunteer or internship opportunities should contact us at info@localfoodhub.org.

UVA Students
Local Food Hub offers academic year and summer internship opportunities through the University Internship Programs. Please contact us at info@localfoodhub.org for more information.

Thank you, Local Food Hub supporters!

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