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

Warehouse Volunteering

Give your time as a volunteer!

We could not do what we do without the 150+ caring Calgarians who give their time every day. Volunteers, you are the lifeblood of our organization!

Scroll down to see a list of volunteer opportunities we have. There is something for everyone and every schedule! 

To sign up please email Volunteer Resources or call 403-253-2059 option 2.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Phone Room

We are looking for volunteers to answer the phones as clients call in for hampers.

Monday- Friday
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
*Weekly commitment required.

Training is provided before your first shift. If interested in these roles contact Volunteer Resources to discuss specific shift availability.

General Warehouse

Crate Washers

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
*Weekly commitment preferred.

This role involves washing our crates through an industrial dishwasher. You will be on your feet for most of the shift and it can be a warmer environment.

Shuttle Van Driver

Volunteer Resources are currently recruiting for shuttle bus volunteer drivers.

Wednesday 7:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
*Weekly commitment required

Each driver will be required to obtain a criminal record check as well as a drivers abstract, however all related costs will be covered by the Calgary Food Bank. Only a standard class 5 driver’s license is needed. There will be an orientation/training session (held at the Calgary Food Bank) that will include procedure and health and safety guidelines. If interested in these roles contact Volunteer Resources to discuss specific shift availability.

Volunteer Driver

Volunteers will be picking up donations throughout the city.

Monday- Friday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
* Weekly commitment preferred.

Must have a class 3 drivers license and have experience with a 3 or 5 ton truck.

If interested please email Holly Robinson.

Swamper

Volunteer duties include helping unload hampers at an offsite depot.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
* Weekly Commitment Preferred.

Please note we would like a weekly commitment but a volunteer does not need to commit to all 3 days.

If interested please email Holly Robinson.

Depot Preparation Volunteers

Volunteers will be helping to prepare hampers that will be distributed to the different depots.

Tuesday – Friday
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
*Weekly commitment preferred.

Depot Volunteers

Depots are an integral part of serving our clients. The Calgary Food Bank is client-centered and that means that we need to listen to our clients’ needs. Accessibility is one big part of this, and we know that if we can make emergency hampers more accessible without compromising quality and size, we are doing right by our clients. Since we have deepened our focus to this aspect of food distribution, we have seen a 50% increase in depot traffic.

The Calgary Food Bank has a few offsite depots in need of volunteers. Duties include: Organizing the food hampers (by adding perishables to each hamper), and Distributing food hampers to clients as they come in for pick up. We are currently looking for a few volunteers at the following sites:

  • Sunrise – Located at 3303 – 17 Ave SE for a weekly commitment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and/or Wednesdays
  • Village Square Leisure Centre – Located at 2623 – 56 Street NE for a weekly commitment from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays
  • Carter Place – Located at 600 – 1 Street SE for a weekly commitment from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays ( 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Friday of every month)

If interested in volunteering at a depot, please contact Angela directly at 403-319-0830 or email airwin@calgaryfoodbank.com