Volunteer Services (403) 253-2059 Ex: 2

Consider giving your time and volunteer!

The Calgary Food Bank is a charitable, non-profit 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 Calgary Food Bank. We could not do what we do without the 100+ caring Calgarians that come in to the warehouse every day. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. 

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

Who can volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer. Whether as an individual, as a family or as a group (youth clubs, corporate teams, sports clubs, retirement clubs, church groups). All welcome! 

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.

IMPORTANT: All persons who volunteer at the Food Bank must be legally able to work in Canada.

What could I be doing?

Volunteers perform a variety of tasks:

  • Sorting incoming food donations
  • Receiving and recording donations
  • Assembling emergency food hampers 
  • General light warehouse duties
  • Welcoming people who have come to the Calgary 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
  • Contact us for more details

What are special events?

Special events are a fun way to volunteer for the Calgary 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 many more. Learn about more Volunteer Opportunities.

When can I volunteer?

We have a number of options to fit into any schedule. Whether volunteers can manage a few hours one day per month, or would like a regularly scheduled weekly shift. We even have volunteer opportunities on the weekends at our special events! Contact us to learn how to fit the Calgary Food Bank into your schedule.

IMPORTANT: All persons who 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