Be the change.

It takes a village. When we aid one another, we do a world of good.
Whether you’re looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity for a group,
or an ongoing opportunity for yourself, we have a wide array of ways to help.

How to volunteer

There’s a first time for everything! Simply submit create an account
to volunteer, then attend one of our new volunteer orientations.

Individual (Ages 15+)

We have nearly 100 regular volunteers. With opportunities ranging from food distribution to sorting and stocking, there’s something for everyone!

Some of our needs are:

  • Assisting customers – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tuesday afternoons Noon to 3:00 PM and Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Food rescue drivers – must be at least 25 years old. A driver’s license is required. A Pantry vehicle is available for pick-ups.
  • Restocking shelves, sorting food, and packing boxes for customer fulfillment: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Youth (Ages 8+)

Looking for ways to teach your children empathy and compassion through volunteer work? Our “Kids Make a Difference” program is your solution. Click the link below for details.

Corporate & Community Groups

West Suburban Community Pantry welcomes groups to volunteer together. Volunteering is a great way for group members to connect with each other in new ways and support their community. 

To arrange a time for your group to volunteer, please email: Volunteer Coordinator Colleen Loftus at cloftus@wscpantry.org.

Frequently Asked Volunteer Questions

Make an Impact




According to Independent Sector research on the real value of volunteer time – but to us and our community, your help is priceless.

Don’t see what
you’re looking for?

For unique, individualized ways to help, contact Colleen Loftus, Volunteer Coordinator, at cloftus@wscpantry.org.

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