Why Volunteer?

We Need You!

KLF RELIES ON THE HELP OF MORE THAN 450 VOLUNTEERS PER WEEK

As an organization, Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes simply could not make a difference in the lives of hungry Kalamazoo County residents every day without our dedicated volunteers.

An average of 450 volunteers a week hold positions that get food to many of the most vulnerable individuals in our community. Each month, KLF holds a volunteer orientation that gives a historic perspective of the organization and its place in the community, as well as an overview of volunteer positions that are currently available. Positions range from clerical duties to warehouse stocking to direct client support to working special events. Any skill or special interest you have can be put to good use.

Volunteer groups are typically limited to 10 or less volunteers at a time (more may be accommodated at one time with sufficient notice). Typical volunteer hours are Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If you are interested in any of the above volunteer positions, or have a general question about volunteering, please contact KLF's Volunteer Coordinator, at 269.488.2617.

Volunteer at KLF

Current Volunteer Openings






We are currently looking for individuals and groups to fill morning and afternoon pantry positions. We're also looking for dependable gleaners, warehouse greeters, and front desk volunteers.

Click here for a full list of volunteer opportunities.

Current Volunteer Openings

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates




October 25th | Noon
November 11th | 10 a.m.
November 29th | Noon



Please contact KLF's Volunteer Coordinator at 269.488.2617 to RSVP for one of the dates above.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates







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Special Volunteer Recognition

Special Events





KLF is always looking for talented individuals with a passion for what we do to help us out at our special events. Are you comfortable working an information table or speaking in front of a group?

Contact KLF's Volunteer Coordinator at 269.488.2617 for more information.

Special Events

Volunteer Handbook

KLF Handbook of Volunteer Policies

In order to ensure that all volunteers are informed of the agency policies that provide overall direction to volunteering, both on and off site, the KLF Handbook of Volunteer Policies was compiled and approved in February 2013.

Volunteers are asked to read the handbook, sign the Signature of Receipt and return it to KLF.

Hard copies of the Volunteer Handbook are available at the KLF office at 901 Portage St.
You can view, download and print the handbook digitally here.