Volunteer FAQs

Who volunteers at the Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast?

From retirees to students, friends and relatives, everyone has skills to contribute. Whatever your schedule and your skill set, chances are there’s a place for you on our volunteer team.

What can I do as a volunteer?

We have opportunities for volunteers to help pour milk for pasteurization; for milk loggers to log frozen donated milk into our data tracking system; and for office support: assisting with mailings, data entry, answering phones, printing certificates, etc. We also have occasional opportunities to work on special projects and planning for special events.

When can I volunteer?

You may volunteer as often as suits your schedule – weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or just occasionally during normal business hours, Monday-Friday.

Will I be trained?

Yes! Our amazing staff provides an orientation and training. No special skills are required.

Where is the biggest need for volunteers?

We have recently moved to a new location with double the lab capacity for processing milk! At this time, we need volunteers in the pasteurizing lab, assisting our staff with pooling, mixing, and pouring defrosted donor milk into containers. We also need office support volunteers to make up packets and folders and prepare boxes for shipping. 

What special projects can I work on?

In addition to working in our lab and helping with office support, volunteers can help us by reaching out to support moms who donate milk, sharing our story by distributing outreach materials, or staffing a booth at community events. We are also looking for volunteers to coordinate special events and assist with fundraising.

How do I get started?

Contact Naomi at Naomi@milkbankne.org.