Volunteers are the backbone of Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, participating in every aspect of our operations. In order to serve 1300 hungry families each month, the Food Pantry schedules 1400 volunteer hours for tasks ranging from stocking shelves, to rescuing food at local grocery stores, to serving clients at weekly food distributions. See the YouTube video below for a full description of the volunteer program. Read what our volunteers say about their Pantry volunteer experience by visiting GuideStar reviews.
Prior to volunteering, we ask that all volunteers complete the Online Volunteer Form and attend a Volunteer Orientation Session. Orientations are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.Please note there will NOT be a Volunteer Orientation session in December. Please confirm your attendance prior to attending to ensure space availability and scheduling (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Volunteer opportunities include:
- serving clients
- unloading food deliveries
- stocking shelves
- picking up donated produce from local grocery stores
- preparing the food pantry for weekly food distributions
- hosting a food drive with your school, organization, church, book club, etc.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or need additional information.