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Make a Difference, Get Involved!


CORA’s mission is tied to our community.  Our volunteers represent friends and neighbors helping each other in times of difficulty. Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities that help us fulfill our mission.

Family Service Volunteer

Come help families shop and meal plan for the week.  Provide guidance and friendship to those looking for healthy, nutritious food when resources are scarce.  Family Service Volunteers are the front line in providing support and hope for those visiting for help. and sign up for two-hour shifts. Monday through Friday, 10:00am to noon, and noon to 2:00pm.

Stocking and Warehouse Assistance

If organization and a bit of a workout sound like a great way to spend the morning or afternoon, we have opportunities for you.   Food arrives at the pantry needing to be organized and shelved.  Monday through Friday, 9:00am to noon, and noon to 3:00pm.

Retail Recovery Specialist

Through the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, CORA has established relationships with select grocers to receive food that is close to its retail life, but is still in great condition and safe for families.   Recovery Experts visit a pre-determined location and shuttle food from grocery stores or restaurants to CORA.

Family Liaison

If you enjoy people, are detailed, and would enjoy providing a warm, welcoming, and informative experience for visiting families, this opportunity is for you.  Those who are bilingual – fluent in both English and Spanish would be an asset.

Nutrition Team Member

Do you have a nutrition background or a desire to create great tasting, healthy items on a budget?  If so, we would love to meet you.  This is a flexible position, with at-home assignments available.

Admin Team Member

CORA has a need for those with computer, customer service, or phone skills.  If this sounds like something you would enjoy, we would love to introduce you to our list of projects.

Clean Team

Are you neat, tidy, and orderly?  We have been looking for you.  Shifts to keep our pantry in order are available daily, Monday through Friday.  This schedule is flexible.

Events Ambassador

CORA hosts many community events throughout the year, and we are always looking for fresh faces and familiar ones to help us successfully provide a fantastic experience for the community. If you have occasional availability, or would like to experience CORA as a group or one time activity, this may be for you!

We invite all who are interested in providing community food support to visit for a pantry tour and orientation.  Pantry tours are provided on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Please contact Isabella DeSantis, Volunteer Coordinator, at

CORA Garden

CORA has its own garden that provides fresh produce to the Pantry. If you have a green thumb and enjoy working outdoors, this is the perfect role for you.