Volunteer at NYCWFF

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) has raised $12.5 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 10 – Sunday, October 13. With more than 80 events taking place at locations across New York City, 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! 

Registration is NOW CLOSED – check back next year to express interest!


  • When is NYCWFF this year?

    NYCWFF 2019 is taking place Thursday October 10 – Sunday, October 13, 2019. 

  • How can I volunteer?

    Take a look at the three volunteer teams we have below. We are currently accepting applications for Volunteer Leaders and registration for Event and Culinary support will open in August — click below to express interest and be notified when registration opens. 

    • 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. Apply here!
    • Event Support Volunteers assist with setup, breakdown, event registration, ticketing, customer service and overall guest experience. Express interest 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