Volunteer Opportunities

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to meet any interest and schedule.

LVP East, 3831 N. Broadway:

We are open for distribution to the public every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Volunteers will assist with working the counter, restocking food, repacking bulk foods, sorting clothing and other various jobs.

We have volunteers assisting from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., in the following shifts:

  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other LVPE volunteer opportunities:

  • Every Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., we need volunteers to help unload weekly deliveries from the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., we need volunteer drivers to assist in donation pick-ups from various local stores.

LVP West, 1414 W. Oakdale:

We are open for distribution to the public every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.   Volunteers will assist with working the counter, restocking food, repacking bulk foods, sorting clothing and other various jobs.

We have volunteers assisting in the following shifts:

  • Tuesday and Thursday
    • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for set-up
    • 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for distribution
  • Saturday
    • 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for both set-up and distribution

Other LVPW volunteer opportunities:

  • Every Wednesday and the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., we need volunteers to help unload weekly deliveries from the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
  • Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., we need volunteer drivers to assist in donation pick-ups from various local stores.

Home Delivery:

Three Saturdays per month, LVP delivers food to elderly, physically disabled and homebound people in the Lakeview neighborhood. We are looking for both driver volunteers that can provide their own vehicle, as well as non-drivers. 

On Home Delivery Saturdays, volunteers arrive at LVPE (3831 N. Broadway) for the following shifts:

  • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.- Set-up volunteers arrive to prep and fill the bags to be delivered.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon- Driver volunteers arrive with their cars to make deliveries. 

 

Click here for the PDF version of our current opportunities.

 

Greater Chicago Food Depository:

Groups and individuals may also volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD is a major food bank which supplies local food pantries like LVP.) on behalf of Lakeview Pantry. Volunteer time at GCFD turns into food credit for our account – you must designate “Lakeview Pantry A000014″ for the credit to apply. We pay just pennies per pound for food from GCFD, so any volunteer labor credit helps us in a big way! For more info, visit their website.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Erin Stephens, Director of Volunteers at 773-525-1777 x15 or [email protected].