Join the CPO Family!

You are invited to volunteer at CPO! Volunteers must be at least 9 years old. For safety reasons all volunteers under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Also, for safety reasons you are required to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

You can volunteer one time, once a month, once a week, or as frequently as your schedule permits. We ask that volunteers arrive 30 minutes before we open the doors to serving clients to prepare for distribution and plan to stay 30 minutes after the closing time to clean up the work area for the next day.  For hours and days of operation please refer to the top of the home page.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact Information

Darcy Hull
Volunteer Coordinator
E-mail: CPOvol.Coordinator@ccharitiesdor.org
Phone: 919-847-1466 (Accepts Text Messages)

Volunteer Opportunities


The volunteer who greets our clients:

  • Welcomes them as they arrive at CPO
  • Helps them begin the process and answers their questions
  • Collects referral (from the social service agency that sent them to CPO – when applicable)
  • Provides them with a number (to track interview and food delivery accuracy)

Work: Light, desk duty (during curbside service this position is outside)
Requires: Good people skills
Spanish language skills are a plus, but not necessary

Shift: 4 hours


Volunteers who interview will do a brief intake to collect the relevant data to fulfill the USDA requirements and to be able to prepare orders.  Must be comfortable dealing with people and be sensitive to our clients’ needs and challenges. Computer skills are necessary for data entry and record keeping.

Work: Light, desk work
Requirements: Good people skills, computer skills

Shift: 4 hours
Spanish language skills are a plus, but not necessary

Food Area

Volunteers who are working in the food area will be packing boxes, assembling orders, stocking shelves, sorting vegetables, or walking food carts to client’s cars and helping load their groceries.

Work: Light to medium.

Requirements:  Most positions require frequent lifting and standing to complete tasks.
The work assignments can be adjusted to the volunteer’s needs on an individual basis.

Shift: 4 hours

Spanish language skills are a plus, but not necessary for runners

Clothing Area

Volunteers working in the clothing area assist clients who are choosing maternity clothing or clothing for children up to four years old, size 6T and smaller.

Work: Light, some standing

Requirements: Good people skills

Shift: 4 hours
Spanish language skills are a plus, but not necessary


Volunteers working in the warehouse receive and store canned, boxed, and refrigerated food.

Work: Varies from medium to strenuous

Requirements: Using a pallet jack and occasionally driving the CPO box truck.

Additional: Training on the forklift will be provided for those selected to be Forklift operators.

Shift: 6 hours

Current Volunteers

Volunteer Resources