Opportunity Details

Food Pantry Volunteer

The Food Pantry at VEC serves about 700 families each week, primarily refugees and immigrants in northwest Aurora. Volunteers help pack hundreds of bags of dry goods or fresh produce, dairy & proteins. We also prepare bags of "hygiene supplies" such as soap, toothpaste, or diapers. Occasionally there is a need to lift heavy boxes of food but most of the time volunteers will sit or stand, handling lightweight food items. 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are the busiest days, when we need about 5 volunteers each morning and afternoon. Shifts can be 2-4 hours and start/end time can be somewhat flexible, between 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Mondays & Fridays we are cleaning, organizing, and taking inventory, with only 1-2 volunteers needed. 

This is a great opportunity for individuals or small groups. Larger groups should arrange a day/time with the Volunteer Coordinator, Vestine Niyonkuru. Contact: vestine@villageexchangecenter.org or call  720-668-9968. VEC occasionally has other volunteer opportunities at our urban farm, with our youth programs, or vaccine clinics. If interested, please inquire.

The opportunity date and time you are looking for is no longer available. Here are the next available dates and times.
Hunger
Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups
Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:15+

Please wait... Image for spinner

Log in or Register

In order to register for this opportunity you must log in to an existing account or register to create a new account.

Register

Signup with team

This link allows you to participate in this opportunity with a team. When you click on the link you will have the option to:

  • Choose an existing team you're already a member or captain of, or
  • Create a new team to sign up.

Signup Questions

Please respond to the following questions in order to signup for this opportunity: