Volunteer Services (403) 253-2059 Ex: 2

Volunteering

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 day. Volunteers are our lifeblood.
- To volunteer, or for more information, call (403) 253-2059 Extension 2, or complete this online volunteer application form. Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page for special events! 

Who can volunteer?

  • Anyone! Individuals, families and groups (youth, corporate teams, sports clubs, retirement clubs, church groups) are all welcome! Please note that to volunteer at the Calgary Food Bank you must be legally able to work in Canada.
  • Please note that there are some restrictions for children. They 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 outside of the warehouse 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 people 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 phone lines
  • Driving throughout the community collecting donations
  • Accepting donations at various special events across the city
  • MANY MORE! 

What are special events?

Special events are a fun way to volunteer for the Food Bank outside of the main warehouse, and possibly 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 the CP Holiday Train, flipping flapjacks at one of the many Pancake breakfasts at Stampede, and so many more. Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page!

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 that all persons who want to volunteer at the Food Bank must be legally able to work in Canada.

 

 
 

Sign Up!

There are two different ways to sign up as a volunteer