Volunteer

Consider giving your time and volunteer!

The Calgary Food Bank is a charitable organization dedicated to gathering and distributing quality emergency food to Calgarians and the agencies that serve them. We are a 60,000 square foot industrial warehouse located in SE Calgary.

Our volunteers are the heart of the Food Bank. We could not do what we do without the 100+ caring Calgarians that come in to the warehouse every week.

Who can volunteer? 

Anyone! Individuals, families and groups (such as church groups, youth, corporate teams, sports clubs, retirement clubs) are all welcome! Please note that to volunteer at the Calgary Food Bank, you must be legally able to work in Canada. 

Please note there are some age restrictions for children who must be at least 12 years old to volunteer in the warehouse and require accompanying adult supervision up to age 15. Minimum age for volunteering at special events is 8 years old with an adult. 

What could I be doing? 

 

Volunteers perform a variety of tasks such as:

  • Sorting incoming food donations
  • Receiving and recording donations
  • Assembling emergency food hampers
  • General light warehouse duties
  • Welcoming families and individuals who have come to the Food Bank
  • Handing out emergency food hampers
  • Administrative duties
  • Assembling Birthday Bags for children 
  • Organizing and operating the Baby Room 
  • Answering the Hamper Request Line
  • Driving throughout the community collecting donations
  • Accepting donations at various special events across the city

Conveyor belt with volunteers sorting food


What are special events? 

Special events are a fun way to volunteer for the Food Bank outside of the warehouse and main building, possibly even in your own community! The positions are flexible enough to fit in with the rest of the activities in your life and allow for younger family members and groups to participate. Opportunities range from collecting food and funds at events such as the CP Holiday Train, Christmas campaigns and Put The Boots to Hunger at the Calgary Stampede! There are many, many more events as well. 


When can I volunteer? 

You can volunteer as much as you would like! We have a number of options whether you can manage a few hours one day per month or would like a regularly scheduled weekly warehouse shift in the mornings, afternoons or evenings. If weekends are your preference, perhaps a special event! 


** Please note, all persons who want to volunteer at the Calgary Food Bank must be legally able to work in Canada**

Different ways to sign up as a volunteer: 

 

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