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Volunteer with us

Special event opportunities

1. Review positions

Review the volunteer opportunities, from warehouse to administration to special event volunteer positions there is something for everyone.

2. Apply Online

After you have reviewed the opportunities, please submit your online application form. Apply to be a volunteer today!

3. Orientation

After your application has been processed Volunteer Resources will email you details about attending our mandatory orientation session.

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Special Event  Opportunities

  1. Review the volunteer opportunities, from warehouse to administration to special event volunteer positions there is something for everyone.
  2.  

  3. After you have reviewed the opportunities, please submit your online volunteer application form.
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  5. Once your application has been processed Volunteer Resources will email you details about attending our mandatory orientation session.
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Sign up to volunteer with us

We could not do what we do without the 160+ caring Calgarians who give their time every day. Volunteers, you are the lifeblood of our organization! For more information, call 403-253-2059 Ext.2 or email Volunteer Resources.

The Calgary Food Bank puts on hundreds of food drives and fundraising events throughout the city every year! Get into the community and volunteer at one of these great events.

Sign up to volunteer with us

We could not do what we do without the 160+ caring Calgarians who give their time every day. Volunteers, you are the lifeblood of our organization! For more information, call 403-253-2059 Ext.2 or email Volunteer Resources. The Calgary Food Bank puts on hundreds of food drives and fundraising events throughout the city every year! Get into the community and volunteer at one of these great events.

Upcoming special event opportunities

AMA Shredding - May 26

AMA Shredding 
 
Sunday May 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
9 volunteers needed.
 
LOCATION
  • Al Azhar Shrine Centre – 5151 101 St NW
EVENT DETAILS
  • This in an outdoor position
  • Volunteers will be accepting non-perishable and monetary donations in exchange for shredding service.
  • This is a physical position with lots of movement, standing and lifting.
  • Volunteers will be working around vehicles therefore we require 12 years or older for this position.
  • Safety orientation will take place at 9:00 a.m.
  • Water, coffee, snacks and pizza lunch will be provided.
PARKING DETAILS
  • Free parking available onsite.

Morning at the Movies - May 26

Norton Rose Fulbright – Morning at the Movies

Saturday May 26, 2019

8:45 – 10 am
 
2 volunteers needed.
 
LOCATION
  • Cineplex Odeon East Hills – 205 E Hills Blvd SE

EVENT DETAILS

  • This in an indoor position
  • Volunteers will be accepting non-perishable and monetary donations prior to the movie starting.
  • Each volunteer will have access to watch either Aladdin or Ugly Dolls.
PARKING DETAILS
  • Free parking available onsite.

Petro Canada Lilac Festival Food Drive - June 2

Petro Canada Lilac Festival Food Drive

Sunday June 2, 2019

11:45 am – 4:14 pm
 
2 volunteers needed.
 
LOCATION
  • Petro Canada – 1920 4 St SW

EVENT DETAILS

  • This in an outdoor position – please dress accordingly.
  • Volunteers will be accepting non-perishable and monetary donations.
  • Set up and take down of the Food Bank tent are required. 
  • Volunteer must be able to lift 25 lbs. 
PARKING DETAILS
  • No parking onsite. 4th Street will have no parking as it will be closed for the Lilac Festival, Calgary Transit is strongly advised.
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Ready to volunteer?

For more information, call 403-253-2059 Ext.2 or email Volunteer Resources.

What you need to know

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I complete my court ordered volunteer hours at the Food Bank?

Yes, we are able to accept most people into our program but it is dependent on the charge. Registration for court ordered volunteer hours is Tuesday and Thursday 1 – 3 pm at the Calgary Food Bank, 5000 11 Street SE, Calgary AB T2H 2Y5.

How do I become a volunteer?

It’s an easy 3 step process!

  1.  Review the volunteer opportunities.
  2. Fill out the online application form.
  3. Attend the volunteer orientation session.

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

To volunteer in our warehouse youth must be at least 12 years old. Youth 12 – 15 years old are required to volunteer with an adult, youth 16 years old and up can volunteer on their own. For special event volunteering, youth as young as 8 years old can join an adult.

What is the time commitment?

We have volunteers who are able to commit to a weekly schedule, but we also have volunteers who come in on an occasional basis when their schedule allows. Shifts are 2.5 to 3.5 hours long. Please review the specific volunteer opportunities for details.

What is the time commitment?

We have volunteers who are able to commit to a weekly schedule, but we also have volunteers who come in on an occasional basis when their schedule allows. Shifts are 2.5 to 3.5 hours long. Please review the specific volunteer opportunities for details.

How can I book a group to come in and volunteer?

Please email Volunteer Resources or call 403-253-2059 option 2. For more information on group volunteering, visit our group volunteer page.

Can I just drop in to volunteer if I have free time?

We love the enthusiasm of our volunteers but to ensure that we have enough work for everyone and coverage on all shifts all volunteers must schedule their shifts. Please make sure you schedule your shift ahead of time.

Did You know?

Fast Facts

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Volunteer Hours A Year

Volunteer Groups a year

different volunteer roles

“We should, we need to help each other and make the world a better place.”

Mookie Wilson, Calgary Food Bank Volunteer

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More volunteer opportunities

Warehouse Volunteer Opportunities

Sorting food, building hamper and making sure the food gets to who needs it most.

Administration Volunteers

Get out in the community and help feed YYC by volunteering at one of the many events around the city.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Friends, church groups, sports clubs, youth groups, corporate teams – all are welcome.

Want to know more?

Get in touch

For more information, call 403-253-2059 Ext.2 or email Volunteer Resources

CONTACT US
ADDRESS

5000 11 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240
info@calgaryfoodbank.com

NEED FOOD?
CALL TO REQUEST A HAMPER
403-253-2055

Monday to Thursday: 10:30 am – 7:15 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

HAMPER PICK-UP
CALGARY FOOD BANK LOCATION

Monday: 1 – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday:
10:30 am – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

HOURS
ADMINISTRATION

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4 pm

FOOD LINK

Monday to Friday: 7 am – 2 pm

LOADING DOCK, DOOR 3

Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm

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