Volunteer

The FOOD Pantry always welcomes new volunteers for the variety of services we provide. Over 100 volunteers work seven shifts every week to meet our clients’ demands. We need stockers, drivers, sorters, or anyone with a smile on their face looking to make a difference.

Below is a list of our most common volunteer positions. No prior experience is necessary, basic training will be provided, and any knowledge of the Spanish language is helpful. The only thing we ask for is a friendly demeanor and a helpful attitude.

All new volunteers are required to attend an orientation and training session with the volunteer coordinator. Because of the FOOD Pantry's advance scheduling needs any last minute volunteering requests cannot be fulfilled. At this time our volunteering needs do not allow us to accommodate court ordered community service.

Call Judy Cesarec at 262-522-2373 or email her to see if any of these opportunities are right for you.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Pantry Helper
These volunteers assist clients directly as they make their selections at the Food Pantry. They may also have to replenish stock and clean up when necessary.

Shifts
Monday – Friday, 12:45-3:15 pm
Additional evening hours: Thursday, 5-8 pm
Saturday, 9 am-noon


Stock Person
Volunteers restock our shelves each morning before the Food Pantry opens. Some light lifting is required.

Shifts
Monday – Friday, 9 am-noon
Shifts can vary so additional hours may need filling


Front Desk Attendant
Attendants greet clients as they arrive and verify their personal information and status. Customer service skills and speaking Spanish are especially helpful.

Shifts
Monday – Friday, 12:45-3:15 pm
Additional evening hours: Thursday, 5:30-8 pm
Saturday, 9 am-noon


Food Recovery
Volunteers needed to take in donations, weigh and sort them. Some food requires preparation before being able to distribute.

Shifts
Afternoons:
Monday – Friday, 12 pm-4 pm



Food Sorter
Volunteers organize the donated food items and prepare them for distribution.

Shifts
There are no specific shifts, so you may schedule one anytime between:
Monday – Friday, 9 am-4 pm



General Warehouse
Volunteers assisting in the warehouse would have the most diverse tasks. Cleaning, sweeping under shelves and pallet racks, taking in donations, wiping down food carts, and substitute driving when regular drivers are unable to come in. This position has the same requirements as those listed for drivers.

Shifts
There are no specific shifts, so you may schedule one anytime between:
Monday – Friday, 9 am-3 pm


Drivers
Drivers use the Food Pantry’s vehicles to transport food across Waukesha County, collecting food donations and delivering food barrels. This position does require a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, knowledge of the Waukesha area and ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Shifts
There are no specific shifts, so you may schedule one anytime between:
Monday – Friday, 9 am-3 pm