Volunteer with us!

Volunteering at the food pantry is a semester commitment, but is flexible for any student's schedule. As an organization, we understand that academics are your priority and we are happy to work around your schedule. We do ask our volunteers commit 1 - 2 hours per week, for the semester you plan to serve. Most often, volunteers are assigned a recurring shift once a week that takes no longer than 2 hours. 

Volunteers can work during the pantry's operating hours and/or help with inventory. During our operating hours, volunteers will supervise the pantry, greet, and assist our clients. With inventory, volunteers will help receive donations at the IMU and weigh donated produce/toiletries, and stock the pantry. 

Volunteers are required to attend a 45-minute orientation to train on duties/responsibilities, expectations, food pantry’s principles, and vision.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email us at studorg-foodpantry@uiowa.edu.