Volunteer at NYCWFF

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) has raised $11.5 million to date to help fight hunger! 100% of the net proceeds benefit Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry® campaign.

This year’s Festival will take place Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, October 14. With more than 80 events taking place at locations across New York, NYCWFF pays homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world through signature tastings, intimate dinners with world-renowned chefs, late night parties, hands-on classes, educational seminars, coveted wine tastings and more.

It takes more than 2,500 volunteers to make NYCWFF a success and we need your help! As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to work alongside event management professionals, distinguished logistics providers, and food industry leaders. Not only will you be a huge part of putting together New York City’s biggest wine and food festival, you’ll also be joining us in the fight to end hunger! Sign up now — registration closes October 5!


Event Support Volunteer Team

Assist with event registration, ticketing, customer service and overall guest experience.

Culinary Support Volunteers

Assist with food prep, chef support, and overall culinary operations. Must have culinary experience.


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  • When is NYCWFF taking place?

    October 11-14, 2018 

  • How can I volunteer?

    Take a look at the three volunteer opportunities we have below and click the link to express your interest. Official volunteer registration will open in August.

    -The Volunteer Leadership Team plays an integral role managing volunteers, providing invaluable on-site leadership for event and culinary support, and works closely with Food Bank Staff and NYCWFF Event Managers to ensure that each event runs smoothly. Express interest here!

    Event Support Volunteers assist with setup, breakdown, event registration, ticketing, customer service and overall guest experience. Sign up here!

    Culinary Support Volunteers assist with food prep, chef support, and overall culinary operations. Must have professional or academic culinary experience. Express interest here!

  • How long is a volunteer shift?

    Volunteer shifts range from 3 to 6 hours.

  • Why should I volunteer at NYCWFF?

    • Lend your time and support to take a stand against hunger.
    • Participate in the biggest and best wine and food festival in NYC. 
    • Be a part of a community of culinary enthusiasts.
    • Have fun while supporting an amazing cause
  • How do I get involved and volunteer at other programs in addition to NYCWFF?

    We need volunteers to assist in various ways from the kitchen to the warehouse and everything in between. To see all your options, please click here