Individuals and families along with congregations, groups and clubs are welcome to help us feed Ohio’s hungry families. There are no special qualifications to volunteer other than a kind heart and a willingness to help those in need.
Your service with the LSS Network of Hope is so important to helping us create a better world by serving people in need. Please join us!
I’m Passionate about Hunger Relief
LSS Food Pantries
Customer Service Volunteers
Help Desk volunteers help customers without internet access place food orders and schedule pick-up times over the phone using our online ordering system.
Check-in volunteers greet and check in customers at our pantry distribution points using our computerized check in.
Customer Service Volunteers should be age 16 and older, have basic phone and computer skills, and great listening and communication skills. Training is required and volunteers are asked to commit to recurring volunteer shifts.
Once trained, Customer Service Volunteers can assist at the help desk (located at the Champion Ave pantry site in Franklin County) or at any distribution point across central and southern Ohio.
Become a Customer Service Volunteer
Distribution Point Volunteers
Pantry distributions are a great place for individuals, families and groups to volunteer!
Volunteers will fill food orders placed by LSS Food Pantry clients and assist those shopping for fresh produce, bread and meat. Individuals and groups of up to 12 people (age 12 and older) are needed to volunteer at each pantry distribution. Some volunteers will need to lift up to 25 pounds. On the spot training is provided.
Click here to see our distribution sites, days and times.
Become a Distribution Point Volunteer
Order Fulfillment Volunteers
Volunteers fill orders for pantry clients throughout Central Ohio and help process incoming food deliveries and donations from area partners.
Order Fulfillment Volunteers should be age 16 and older and be able to lift 50 pounds. Training is required and volunteers are asked to commit to recurring volunteer shifts.
Become an Order Fulfillment Volunteer
LSS Faith Mission
Located at 245 N. Grant Ave. and 599 E. 8th St. in Columbus, OH
Faith Mission Kitchen Volunteers
The LSS Faith Mission Kitchens serve 600 meals per day, 365 days per year – an impossible task without volunteers who assist in providing, preparing, serving and cleaning-up after meals, as well as sorting and storing donated food.
Volunteer at LSS Faith Mission
LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County
Located at 1680 E. Main St. in Lancaster, OH
Provide a Meal Volunteers
We strive to provide nourishing and comforting meals to our residents while they are living in their temporary home. Meals provided with love by community groups help us to reach this goal while also allowing us to divert resources to services and programming for residents.
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is a United Way agency, a member of Lutheran Services in America and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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