To help keep volunteers and staff safe, Lakeview Pantry requires all volunteers to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


For New Volunteers

We have a dedicated volunteer corps of 5,000 volunteers. We are so grateful to have such a committed group of capable individuals. We have many volunteer opportunities in Chicago for adults, children, and families!

Register to be a volunteer

For Existing Volunteers

Existing volunteers who have gone through orientation can enter their information below to access their Personal Volunteer site. Existing volunteers can view their volunteer history and sign up for future shifts.

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Volunteer Opportunities


We welcome youth volunteers from 13 on up with roles at all of our sites. (Families with younger kids may volunteer together.) Guardians needed for youth <16. Click here for more information.


From drivers to loaders to personal shopping assistants and more, we’re looking for adults who want to help folks live their best lives. Attend a volunteer orientation session to get started!

Faith-based and Community Groups

If your group has a calling, we have a mission! We accept faith-based, alumni, university and many other types of community groups to volunteer at all of our sites.

Corporate Groups

Bring together your team by being part of something bigger than yourselves. Corporate volunteer opportunities exist for groups of all sizes! Email us to get your group scheduled today!

Community Service

Whether you have school or court-ordered service, you are welcome here. We’re happy to work with anyone who fits our requirements. Click here to learn more.

Becoming a Lakeview Pantry Volunteer

  • The first step is to complete our registration form by clicking here
  • After you register, you will receive an email with your personal volunteer site link, orientation and information on how to sign up for your first volunteer shift.
  • Our virtual orientation covers volunteer responsibilities, our policies and how to get signed up for your first volunteer shift!
  • All volunteers are required to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire before every volunteer shift.
  • To help keep volunteers and staff safe, Lakeview Pantry requires all volunteers to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Download our Volunteer Manual

Review Volunteer Policies

Lakeview Pantry Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver more than 2.8 million pounds of food to our neighbors each year and social services that help clients achieve independence, Lakeview Pantry aims to end hunger for good. Make your impact today!

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