Volunteers are needed in the food pantry for a variety of jobs:
Pantry workers work behind the scenes to accept and weigh donations. They then sort the food and stock the shelves for easier distribution.
Shift: 8am - 12:30pm
Client Intake volunteers check clients in, assure the database information is current, make notes on which services are provided, and let the runners know how many adults and children are in each family so food packages can be adjusted accordingly.
Shift: 8:45am - 1pm
Baggers put together bags of shelf stable items for the clients. Each week the food in the bags changes to provide the clients with a variety of products.
Shift: 9am to12pm
Runners take the food out to the clients' cars. They fill orders with the premade bags, adding frozen meats, fruits and vegetables, and other perishable items as appropriate.
Shift: 8:45am - 1pm
Volunteers may volunteer for one or more shifts per week.
Click the "VOLUNTEER" button to register and view our volunteer calendar!
ICSL’s continued success is directly dependent on our volunteers. Opportunities exist in our office and pantry for sorting baked goods, stocking shelves, and assisting clients that come for help. Volunteer drivers are needed for food pick up at stores and to deliver bread or hot meals.
ICSL is also an approved service learning site for FGCU students and other youth that need to complete volunteer service hours.
ICSL is grateful for the faithfulness of our supporters, staff, volunteers, and board of directors who demonstrate their compassion in many areas of service!
Click the button below to register and view our volunteer calendar for our food pantry!
Volunteers are needed to pick up and transport donations to the food pantry. Most pickups are from local stores such as Sprouts, Walmart, Target, Publix, Aldi, Costco, etc. and are scheduled for early to mid morning. Pickup one or more stores a week as your schedule allows.
Free Income Tax Service
Volunteers are needed from January through April to prepare income tax returns for taxpayers who earn less than $70,000 per year. IRS certification training is provided. Training begins in November/December.
Looking for other ways to be involved? ICSL has a variety of special projects and events!
Join our Creative Team to help create videos, brainstorm fundraising ideas, and come up with fun new ways to raise awareness!
The Annual Dinner, held in the Spring, takes many volunteers to make it happen. From securing sponsors and auction items, to promotion, to staging and evening help, seeing that all the details are taken care of.
WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk, held in January, is a way to support ICSL by joining our walking team or finding sponsors for our walkers.
At Thanksgiving we work with Lamb of God Church's Feeding the 5000 program. Meals for our clients are distributed by our volunteers on Thanksgiving Day.
The Christmas food distribution takes many people to implement. We need people to assemble food bags, fill Christmas stockings for the children, and hand out the packages the week before Christmas.
**We will not have the Christmas Food Distribution this year
Letter Carrier Food Drive is held the 2nd Saturday in May. Volunteers pick up food in assigned communities, sort food by items and box for use at the pantry. Volunteer for a 2 hour shift or more.
Are you committed to the the mission of ICSL and want to do more? Joining a committee might be just the thing you are looking for!
Fundraising Committee looks for fundraising opportunities, assigns the Annual Dinner team, and identifies grants and other funding sources.
Program Committee evaluates the services we provide, identifies the changing needs of the community, and makes recommendations.
Public Relations Committee finds ways to promote ICSL in the community. It handles advertising, organizing speakers, and representing ICSL at community events.
Finance Committee takes the responsibility of oversite of donations and expenditures, setting the upcoming budget and keeping us on track financially.
Building Committee oversees the facility itself and makes recommendations for maintenance and improvements.
The Volunteer Committee works with the Volunteer coordinator to help recruit volunteers, plan recognition events, and evaluate and update volunteer policies and orientation.
For our FGCU students,
ICSL addresses the following
Summer Lunch for Kids
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has currently been suspended.
We are working hard to find a way to safely reinstate the program soon. Please stay tuned for any updates!
Beginning at the end of the school year, and continuing until mid August, ICSL serves lunch to the children in our community. Lunch is served from Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Each day volunteers serve meals (prepared by the Lee County School District) and engage the children with activities - arts and crafts, board games, story-time. Volunteer one day a week or more.