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

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

These are our distribution days, and when we are most in need of volunteers. Distribution runs from 10:00 am-2:00 pm but volunteers are needed throughout the day. Let us know your schedule and we’ll find something that works for you.

We also accept a limited number of volunteers on Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Please check with Brisa (bbarraza@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
  • Stocking shelves
  • Assisting with distribution
  • Greeting clients
  • Registering clients on the computer
  • 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 Brisa (bbarraza@aurorafoodpantry.org) with questions or to schedule a volunteer time.

Court Ordered Community Service

Please note we offers community service Monday – Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month hours change to 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Weekend hours available upon request.

A one-hour orientation session is mandatory for all individuals to participate in the Community Service Program. The one-hour session 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 abernard@aurorafoodpantry.org or call: 630-692-3059.

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 Picture ID
• Documents clearly outlining case number & the charge(s)

If you come to orientation without proper items (valid photo ID and case number/court ordered paperwork) you will be asked to leave and return when you have the proper documentation.

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