Volunteer At Our West Suburban Center In Geneva

Group Opportunities
Food Sort and Repack     
Office and Clerical Support
Special Events
Volunteer Supervisor 
Educational Programs

West Suburban Center Volunteer Shifts
Weekdays:
• Monday – Thursday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 4:00pm
• Thursday: 4:30pm - 6:30pm


Weeknights:
• Tuesday: 6pm - 8:30pm

Weekends:
• Saturday: 9am - 11:30am
• 2nd Saturday: 1pm - 3:30pm


During all shifts volunteers 8 years of age and older are welcome to help. An adult needs to accompany anyone under the age of 16, and we ask for at least one adult for every four youth. Want to start volunteering? Click here to find out how to get started.
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Group Opportunities:
Looking for an innovative and rewarding corporate retreat or team building experience? Many organizations and companies find volunteering at Northern Illinois Food Bank an excellent way to give back in a team atmosphere. Our food bank is capable of accommodating groups of up to 100 people.

 

Groups of fifteen or less will have to be scheduled during our regular shifts. Groups of 15 or more are able to join one of our regular shifts or may be able to schedule an alternate day or time. So that we do not overbook and we make the most efficient use of your time and energy, all groups must schedule their visit in advance. An adult 21 years of age or older is required to volunteer alongside any individuals under the age of 16. Want to start volunteering?. Click here to find out how to get started .

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Food Sort and Repack:
Individuals and groups work in our warehouse on a variety of projects, including sorting, evaluating, cleaning, and packaging donated food and product before distributing to our network partners and hungry neighbors. There is some lifting required for this volunteer role. Want to start volunteering? Click here to find out how to get started.

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Office and Clerical Support:
General office assistance is needed during business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm as well as on evenings and Saturdays during our volunteer shifts. Training is provided and schedules are flexible. Some duties include: filing, greeting volunteers and visitors, answering the phone, preparing mailings, assembling materials, online research, etc. Want to start volunteering? Click here to find out how to get started.

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Special Events:
Northern Illinois Food Bank is involved with a variety of community and special events at locations throughout our 13-county service area from fundraisers to volunteer fairs. Volunteers are needed to help with various aspects of these events. Want to start volunteering? Click here to find out how to get started.

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Volunteer Supervisor:
Northern Illinois Food Bank is currently seeking individuals to lead volunteer groups and projects during food sorting shifts. Training is provided and schedules are flexible. Your leadership abilities are needed! Want to start volunteering? Click here to find out how to get started.

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Educational Programs:
Are you a teacher interested in doing a volunteer project and educating your students on issues related to hunger and community nutrition? Come and spend time volunteering in our warehouse. In addition to a 2-3 hour volunteer session, your students can participate in educational programming related to hunger, nutrition, and poverty. Want to start volunteering? Click here to find out how to get started.

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For more information about any of the above volunteer opportunities contact the food bank directly at 630.443.6910 or volunteer@northernilfoodbank.org.

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