Youth Volunteers

Carla and Deanna YEP

We welcome youth volunteers of all ages for a variety of shifts!

Click here to review the youth volunteer guidelines and our volunteer waiver. Due to the nature of the work involved, most volunteer opportunities are not appropriate for youth younger than 9 years old. All youth volunteers ages 9 to 15 require a parent or guardian to volunteer with them.

Only parents/guardians can register youthPlease click here to fill out our registration form for your household, and watch this video to help your youth get registered.

School Service Hours

Youth are welcome to complete school service hours with Nourishing Hope. Once the youth has completed their service hours, please email for a letter of verification. Please give us 2 business days to provide the letter.

If you have questions regarding youth volunteering, please email

Nourishing Hope Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver the equivalent of 4 million meals each year, plus thousands of social service visits that empower healthy lives, Nourishing Hope strives to build a brighter future for all Chicagoans. Join us today!