The Malden YMCA Market is looking for volunteers to help with packing grocery bags, stocking shelves, unloading deliveries, and distributing food to Market (food pantry) participants. There is some lifting required for any volunteer position in this program - delivery support on Wednesdays and Fridays would require more lifting than others. This is a great opportunity to help feed people in need in our community in a hands-on way in a fast-paced, positive environment. The online shift selection and scheduling features are NOT in use at this time. Please email DMallard@mv-ymca.org to confirm your scheduling requests. If you are part of a group of volunteers interested in volunteering together, please contact Devin Mallard at DMallard@mv-ymca.org in advance of applying.
Greater Boston Food Bank
The Mystic Valley YMCA is committed to helping end hunger in our community (Malden, Medford and Everett) by 2028 in partnership with The Greater Boston Food Bank. This would mean that all individuals in the community have reliable access to 3 nutritious meals a day. In order to help achieve this goal, we are open 6 days a week and distribute free groceries and free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for children for 2 hours each day out in front of our YMCA. Anyone can register to receive groceries one time a week. In 2020, there was a staggering increase in the demand for food resources due to the economic impact of COVID-19. The Malden YMCA Market is one of 3 food pantries we operate which together received and distributed over 2 million pounds of food to over 100,000 individuals in the past year.
Devin Mallard, Assistant Director of Community Programs, DMallard@mv-ymca.org or 781-851-4452
Please wear closed toe, comfortable shoes and comfortable clothes - layer for changes in the weather. Please notify us of any lifting restrictions or food/latex allergies before starting a volunteer position. Masks are optional in this location.
Please notify DMallard@mv-ymca.org if you have to cancel a shift.