Group Volunteer Opportunities:
Engage Your Community

Volunteering at MANNA with your company, organization, club or school is an excellent way to strengthen relationships and build teamwork among group members while supporting our community.

COVID-19 Volunteer Information

The health and safety of our volunteers, staff and community is our number one priority. Please read through our current COVID-19 safety practices to decide if volunteering at MANNA feels like an acceptable level of risk for you at this time.

Getting Started

If you are interested in organizing a group to volunteer with MANNA, please fill out a group request form.

We will receive a notification once you submit your request and get back to you with available dates and further directions. Reservations are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email from us.

Who should fill out a group request form? 

If you are a business group of any size, please submit a group request. Families, clubs, school groups, or other organization of 5 or more volunteers you can fill out a group request. If you are a non-business group of 5 or fewer, you can have each person sign up as an individual on available dates. Visit our Individual Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.

Group Shifts

MANNA can host groups during almost every shift in our Volunteer Center Warehouse. Shift times are Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00-3:00PM, as well as, Tuesday 4:15PM-5:30PMDue to a unique staffing shortage for late-day Tuesday coverage, we are temporarily pausing our 6:00pm shifts beginning Tuesday, August 31st through the end of October.

*Note: Due to COVID restrictions our max group size is 10 at this time.   
*Currently we are asking for at least a month or more notice for scheduling groups due to smaller shift sizes in the volunteer center. Please try to schedule your group opportunities with 2 – 3 months’ notice when possible.

Groups of All Ages Welcome

We welcome groups of all ages from pre-school to retirees and engage them in a variety of projects at MANNA. Some projects you and your teammates might engage in include: sorting donated product, repackaging bulk food, culling produce, building MANNA Packs and more.

We Love Having Groups in the Volunteer Center!

Groups bring their wonderful energy and make a lasting positive impact on the people of Western North Carolina.

If you are interested in bringing your group to volunteer at MANNA please fill out a group request form. We will reach back out to you to confirm dates and provide further directions. If you have additional questions please contact our Volunteer Manager, Alyssa Shuman (, or 828-299-3663).

Other questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.