X
403.253.2059 5000 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Special Events Volunteering

Help out in your own community!

The Calgary Food Bank puts on hundreds of food drives and fundraising events throughout the city every year!

Check out opportunities and consider volunteering your time at a special event!

Sign Up to Volunteer Today!

90% of our critical tasks are done by over 100 volunteers per day.

Volunteer Opportunities

April

Calgary Reads Book Donation Collection

April 18-21 & April 24-27
Monday- Thursday Shifts:

  • 8:30 am-12:30 pm
  • 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm-6:30 pm

Friday Volunteer Shifts:

  • 8:30 am-12:30 pm
  • 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Volunteers will be helping to unload the books from donors and load them into the Big Steel Box that will be in our parking lot.

Note: Volunteers will be stationed outside- however, if weather is not cooperative we will look to move volunteers inside. There will be a tent, table and chairs for the volunteers by the donation containers in the parking lot.

Friends Helping Friends – Safeway Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We need 2 volunteer at the Westbrook Safeway location to accept non-perishable and monetary donations, write tax receipts, and thank donors. Please contact Tara @ 403-312-8135 to fill this shift.

AMA Shredding Event
Saturday, April 29 at Cardel Theatre – 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Shifts: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12* p.m. to 3 p.m.
4 volunteers for each shift are needed to accept non-perishable and monetary donations in exchange for shredding service. This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly for weather conditions. A light lunch will be provided. This position is recommended for adults and youth 12 years or older. Free parking is available on site.

Broxburn Vegetables Farmer’s Market Booth
Every Sunday
Shifts: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Crossroads Farmer’s Market – 1235 26 Ave SE
We need 2 volunteers each shift to assist the Food Bank staff member with managing the Broxburn booth at the till and helping  customers with their bought product. Sunday produce and sales come to the Food Bank!

May

AMA Shredding Events
Saturday, May 6 at Centennial High School – 55 Sun Valley Blvd SE
Shifts: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, May 13 at Mount Royal University, Parking Lot B – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Shifts: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12* p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 27 at Al Azhar Shrine Centre – 5151 101 Street NW
Shifts: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12* p.m. to 3 p.m.
*Please arrive by 11:45 a.m. to review safety before your shift starts.

4 volunteers for each shift are needed to accept non-perishable and monetary donations in exchange for shredding service. This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly for weather conditions. A light lunch will be provided. This position is recommended for adults and youth 12 years or older. Free parking is available on site.

Broxburn Vegetables Farmer’s Market Booth
Every Sunday
Shifts: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Crossroads Farmer’s Market – 1235 26 Ave SE
We need 2 volunteers each shift to assist the Food Bank staff member with managing the Broxburn booth at the till and helping  customers with their bought product. Sunday produce and sales come to the Food Bank!

June

Lake Bonavista Community Association Pre-Stampede Breakfast
Saturday, June 17 @ 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 Acadia Dr SE
2 volunteers to accept non-perishable and monetary donations, thank donors, and write tax receipts. This is an outdoor event. Free parking available on site.

July

2017 Stampede Events

Calgary Japanese Community Association Stampede Breakfast
Saturday, July 8 @ 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
2236 29 St SW
2 volunteers to accept non-perishable and monetary donations, thank donors, and write tax receipts. This is an outdoor event. Free parking available on site.

Imperial Oil Stampede Breakfast
Friday, July 14 @ 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
505 Quarry Park Blvd SE
2 volunteers to accept non-perishable and monetary donations, thank donors, and write tax receipts. This is an indoor event. Free parking available on site.

Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day – Gates
Saturday, July 22, 2017
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (estimated)
McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
Volunteers needed to accept non-perishable and monetary donations as spectators enter McMahon Stadium at Gates: NW (3), NE (2), SE (2), SW (3), and R&W (2).
Please Note: This is an outdoor position so please dress for the weather. This position may require long periods of standing and some lifting. Complimentary game tickets available to all volunteers.