Adult Volunteers

We are united to end hunger and transform lives!  We do this by providing healthy food and impactful programs to promote self-sufficiency.  You are warmly invited to join our community of wonderful volunteers.

The first step is to create your profile and attend an orientation.  Once you have completed your orientation, you will sign up for one of the many shifts that are offered throughout the week.

We are currently following CDC guidelines to maintain a safe environment.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Sorting – We recover healthy food six days a week! Join other volunteers as we organize it and merchandise it for the market.

Courtesy Patrol – We provide dignity in every aspect of the client experience. Join us as we load the groceries into client vehicles. Smiles all around!

Traffic Control- We have hundreds of client cars arrive on our market days. Help us direct cars into open parking spots and answer questions about food.

Registration- Every client checks in at the registration desk prior to shopping. This skilled role requires training and commitment to a weekly shift.

Spanish Translation – Our client population holds MANY Spanish-speaking people. Help us to welcome them and explain shopping or program opportunities.

Driver – Volunteers also drive our vans and box trucks (C license required) to pick up at our food partners.

Food Box Packing– Our curbside food pick-up requires many volunteers as we fill hundreds of boxes (dairy, produce, frozen meat, dry goods) for drive-through pick-up.

CARES Specialist- We provide Emergency Assistance and a variety of support services to our clients. This volunteer position assists the client with these services.  This very fulfilling role requires an extended training period and regular weekly volunteering.

Greeter- Bilingual skills are a must for the face of Loaves & Fishes. This volunteer welcomes our clients and directs them to registration for food shopping or other programs.

Sign Up Here


Interested in a Corporate ExperiencePhone: Shelly Schmitz @630-355-3663 x105 or Email:

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LF Volunteer Handbook FY22