Volunteer

Join the fight against hunger! Aurora Food Pantry could not operate without our dedicated volunteers. Each distribution day requires 35-40 volunteers and there are a wide variety of jobs available to suit all abilities. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a time to volunteer. We look forward to working with you!

Meet some of our awesome volunteers in our Volunteer Spotlight.

When to Volunteer

Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday (distribution days) have two shifts: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can only accept a maximum of 40 volunteers each day.

Please check with our Volunteer Coordinator, Marcy Robles (mrobles@aurorafoodpantry.org) about availability or to schedule a time to volunteer.

What Volunteers Do

There’s no shortage of work to be done around the pantry and we can find a task that suits you. Some examples are:

  • Sorting food donations
  • Preparing boxes for neighbors
  • Assisting with distribution
  • Helping with special programs/events

Who Can Volunteer

Volunteers must be age 14 or older (ages 14-17 require signed parental consent form). We welcome corporate, youth, and faith-based groups, as well as individuals.

We can track/sign-off on volunteer hours for community service projects.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a project for your work, social club, or youth group? Volunteering is a great way to have fun while giving back to your community. Most of our groups return again and again and are an important part of our volunteer team. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marcy Robles (mrobles@aurorafoodpantry.org), with questions or to schedule a volunteer time.

Court Ordered Community Service

Please note we offers community service Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

A one-hour orientation session is mandatory for all individuals to participate in the Community Service Program.  This hour will count toward your community service.  All other questions will be answered during orientation.

Orientation is held every other week on Wednesday from 10 am – 11 am, unless there is a holiday or closure.  To schedule your orientation, please email egalvan@aurorafoodpantry.org or call: 630-692-3064.

Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during orientation to complete paperwork.

Orientation begins promptly at 10 am.

You must bring the following items with you to orientation:
• Valid Photo ID
• Documents clearly outlining case number(s) & the charge(s)

If you come to orientation without the items listed above, you will be asked to leave and return when you have the proper documentation.

If you have been charged with a violent or sexual offense, you will not be permitted to work at the Aurora Food Pantry and will need to seek community service opportunities elsewhere.