Volunteer With Us
We’re thrilled you’re considering volunteering with us! We have a variety of roles and shifts available. Volunteers are at the core of ensuring that those struggling are receiving the food support they need. Sign up today with the below information and help feed Calgary!
What Volunteer Account Do I Sign Up For?
If you have volunteered in a group, then you are set up under a “group account”. If you would like to volunteer outside of that group commitment as an individual, we ask that you create a new individual volunteer account with a new User ID and password. Conversely, if you have an individual account and want to volunteer as/with a group, please create a group account with a new user ID and password for the group.
Questions? Contact our team by email or phone 403-253-2059 Ext.2.
Please sign up to start the process. Once your application is submitted you will get a link to our health and safety training. After that is completed you will be able to sign up for your mandatory volunteer orientation/tour on your My Impact page.
Friends, family, church groups, sports clubs, youth groups, corporate teams, retirement teams – all are welcome! Sign up your group, then email us to discuss group volunteer opportunities. If you are signing up to volunteer as a group, please note that group accounts do not track individual hours. If any group members need proof of volunteer hours, we recommend they create an individual volunteer account.
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. Youth volunteers need to complete the application process and attend orientation before their first volunteer shift.
Available shift times for all the volunteer opportunities are:
8:00 – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, 2:00 – 4:30 pm,
5:00 – 7:30 pm (Monday – Thursday)
9:00 – 11:30, 12:00 – 2:30 (Saturdays)
Distribution shifts start 15 minutes early and finish 15 minutes later
Working with other amazing volunteers you will be sorting non-perishables, sorting/bagging perishables or building emergency hampers. **Please note: the exact duty will be assigned when you arrive for your shift but we will do our best to accommodate preference.
If you like to be busy, work independently or in a small team of two and have a “get the job done” attitude, crate washing is the role for you. This is an important sanitation role that works with an industrial dishwasher, ensuring the safety of all of our staff, volunteers and clients.
If patience, compassion and a strong desire to help describe you, the call centre needs your help. You are the critical first-point-of contact, answering client calls and scheduling hamper pickup. Training is provided, you need to be 18 years or older to volunteer for this position. **Please note: call centre shifts are 30 minutes longer than other shifts.
Many of our clients have little ones who need diapers, baby food, pablum or wipes. In this role you will be building these special hampers that are given with the emergency food hamper.
You will be part of a fun and active team building hampers in carts or distributing hampers to our clients’ vehicles. A rewarding role where you see the immediate impact you have on your fellow Calgarian’s who need our help. Please dress in layers in case you are assigned to take carts out to vehicles!
Are you friendly, outgoing and welcoming? This is the role for you! You are the first point of contact for our clients when they come to pick up their hamper. Working on a team of two, you will meet clients outside at their vehicles to verify their ID before they pick up their hamper. **Please note: you need to be 18 years or older to volunteer for this position.
Hamper Delivery Driver
Support eligible client households facing barriers to hamper collection by delivering food hampers directly to their homes. Following a simple online booking process, delivery volunteers can self-schedule to pick-up and deliver hampers at their convenience. If you are interested in becoming a hamper delivery volunteer, please contact Rachel Cowitz for more information.