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Special Events Volunteering

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Volunteer Opportunities

April

Broxburn Vegetables Booth
Every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30p.m. to 5 p.m.
Crossroads Market 1235 26 Ave SE
One volunteer is needed for each shift.

Calgary Reads
Calgary Food Bank is proud to partner up with and support Calgary Reads by being a book drop off location for the 2018 Book Sale.
Volunteers will be in the Calgary Food Bank parking lot (5000 11 St SE) accepting book donations, helping to load books into the Big Steel Boxes provided and ensuring that the books are correctly distributed in the bins provided. This is an outdoor position and will happen rain or shine. Lifting will be required.

2 more volunteer needed for Wednesday, April 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
1 more volunteer needed for Thursday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1 more volunteer needed for Tuesday, April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Play Ball with the Calgary Food Bank at the 2018 CCC Softball Tournament
Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8 a.m. to ~9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 8 a.m. to ~8:30 p.m.
Okotoks On Deck Diamonds 370 Ave E, Aldersyde AB
The Calgary Food Bank is excited to be the Calgary Corporate Challenge (CCC) Charity Partner for the 2nd Annual CCC Softball Tournament on July 28 & 29, 2018 at the Okotoks On Deck Diamonds. The food bank has also been invited to put a team in for this event. Team Calgary Food Bank (suggestions for alternative names are welcome) will consist of food bank staff and volunteers.

Team Calgary Food Bank commitment*:
Teams of 10 (minimum of 3 women per team) will play 3 round robin games and at least 1 playoff game. Substitutes and alternates are permitted.
Time commitment:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – expect to play as early as 8 a.m. and as late as 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – expect to play as early as 8 a.m. and no later than 8:30 p.m.

If you are interested in representing Team Calgary Food Bank at the CCC Softball Tournament, please email Tara Sarjoo no later than Friday, June 1, 2018.
*Please note that we will only put in a team if we are able to meet the terms of the noted commitment.

May

Greengate Garden Centre Seed Giveaway
Saturday May 5th from 9:45 am – 12:30 pm
14111 Macleod Trail SE
2 volunteers needed to hand out seeds and accept non perishable food donations. This is an out door position.  Free parking available.

Canadian Judo Championships
Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 2018 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Olympic Oval 288 Collegiate Blvd NW
Two volunteers are needed for each shift to accept non-perishable and monetary donations.
Public parking available at volunteers expense.

 

3rd Annual Women’s Conference 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kahanoff Centre & Conference Space (200, 105 12 Avenue SE)
Two volunteers are needed to accept non-perishable and monetary donations, and provide information to guests about the Calgary Food Bank (brochures will be provided).
Please note: Volunteers must be 18+. This is an indoor event. Parking: Paid public parking is available (at volunteer’s expense) or Calgary Transit is available (Victoria Park / Stampede C-Train Station).

2018 AMA Shred-It Events
Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ Al Azhar Shrine Centre – 5151 101 Street NW
1 more volunteer needed from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteers will be accepting non-perishable and monetary donations in exchange for shredding service. This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly for weather conditions. This event required a lot of movement and standing. This position is recommended for adults and youth 12 years or older as volunteers will be working around moving vehicles. A light lunch will be provided. Free parking is available on site.

Broxburn Vegetables Booth
Every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30p.m. to 5 p.m.
Crossroads Market 1235 26 Ave SE
One volunteer is needed for each shift.

Play Ball with the Calgary Food Bank at the 2018 CCC Softball Tournament
Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8 a.m. to ~9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 8 a.m. to ~8:30 p.m.
Okotoks On Deck Diamonds 370 Ave E, Aldersyde AB
The Calgary Food Bank is excited to be the Calgary Corporate Challenge (CCC) Charity Partner for the 2nd Annual CCC Softball Tournament on July 28 & 29, 2018 at the Okotoks On Deck Diamonds. The food bank has also been invited to put a team in for this event. Team Calgary Food Bank (suggestions for alternative names are welcome) will consist of food bank staff and volunteers.

Team Calgary Food Bank commitment*:
Teams of 10 (minimum of 3 women per team) will play 3 round robin games and at least 1 playoff game. Substitutes and alternates are permitted.
Time commitment:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – expect to play as early as 8 a.m. and as late as 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – expect to play as early as 8 a.m. and no later than 8:30 p.m.

If you are interested in representing Team Calgary Food Bank at the CCC Softball Tournament, please email Tara Sarjoo no later than Friday, June 1, 2018.
*Please note that we will only put in a team if we are able to meet the terms of the noted commitment.

June

Volunteer opportunities coming soon.

Calgary Stampede & PUT THE BOOTS TO HUNGER Events

Volunteer opportunities coming soon.

July

CCC Softball Tournament
Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Okotoks On Deck Diamonds 370 Ave E, Aldersyde AB
Two volunteers are needed to accept non-perishable and monetary donations during registration for the Calgary Corporate Challenge Softball Tournament.
This is an outdoor position. Parking is available on site.