Volunteer

Whether you are looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity for a group or an ongoing opportunity for yourself, we have an array of volunteer opportunities available.

PLEASE NOTE: The Pantry does not participate in the court-ordered community service hours program.

Volunteers donated 29,374 hours in fiscal year 2018. According to Independent Sector research on the real value of volunteer time, those hours are worth $725,244 to the Pantry.

Over 65 individuals volunteer on a regular basis. During the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place order, our volunteer base is stretched very thin. Our client service hours have been scaled back. If you are healthy and feel comfortable volunteering, some of our needs are:

  • Assist clients:
    Tuesday, or Saturday mornings, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Food rescue drivers – Drivers license is required. A Pantry vehicle is available for pick-ups.
  • Restocking shelves, sorting food, and packing boxes for client distribution: Monday through Friday, 8:00 to Noon; Monday & Wednesday through Friday, Noon to 3:00 PM

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.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Cheryl: ctoohey@wscpantry.org or 630.948.8135.

Thank you for your support during these difficult economic times. We truly appreciate your giving of your time.