Volunteer at La Casa Norte’s Fresh Market! Orientations are held every Monday at 9 AM.
La Casa Norte’s Fresh Market opened on March 18, 2019, in partnership with Lakeview Pantry. The Fresh Market allows low-income residents of the Humboldt Park community to shop as they would in a grocery store, but take home a cart full of free food. Market volunteers assist clients as they shop, greet clients as they enter, and contribute to making sure the Market remains fully stocked so that all clients have access to the same nutritious food options. The Fresh Market is open every Monday from 11am – 3pm, with volunteer shift options from 9am-1pm or 12pm-4pm.
Volunteer orientations are held on Mondays at 9 AM, and volunteers may have the opportunity to volunteer for a shift the same day, depending on shift availability. Because La Casa Norte’s Fresh Market is operated in partnership with Lakeview Pantry, you will sign up to be a Lakeview Pantry volunteer on their online platform, linked here. Signing up ahead of time is recommended but not required, all are welcome at to join us at an upcoming orientation.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-276-4900 x240 to let us know if you’ll be joining us for an upcoming orientation, or to contact us with any additional questions.
Orientation takes place at La Casa Norte’s Community Center at 3533 W North Ave. Chicago, IL
**All new volunteers under the age of 16 will need a parent or guardian present at the new volunteer orientation and for at least their first volunteer experience. Volunteers under 18 will need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before their first volunteer shift.**
Orientation will cover:
- Initial paperwork, including liability and confidentially forms.
- Community service policy and process for both school-assigned and court-ordered hours.
- Getting signed up for your first day!
** Please be sure to arrive on time for the orientation. Volunteers that arrive more than 10 minutes late may be asked to return for a different orientation to ensure they receive all relevant information.**