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the gift of time

Volunteer with Us

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! We have just switch over to a new system, please be patient as we make the transition.

3. Orientation

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

The Gift of Time

Volunteer

  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.
  4.  

  5. Once your application has been processed Volunteer Resources will email you details about attending our mandatory orientation session.
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community owned. community supported.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers provided more than 55% of the hours needed to keep the food moving. That equates to 126,782 hours to help make our organization run. From youth to seniors, weekly, daily; volunteers fuel this organization. Volunteers are our lifeblood, we have a 3:1 volunteer staff ratio. Volunteers are essential to greet, chat, sort, guide, encourage, build, engage, report and so much more. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome!

Volunteer with us

Volunteers provided more than 55% of the hours needed to keep the food moving. That equates to 126,782 hours to help make our organization run. From youth to seniors, weekly, daily; volunteers fuel this organization. Volunteers are our lifeblood, we have a 3:1 volunteer staff ratio. Volunteers are essential to greet, chat, sort, guide, encourage, build, engage, report and so much more. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome!

Warehouse opportunities include; sorting food, building and distributing hampers and general warehouse duties. Warehouse roles require the ability to lift up to 40 pounds and stand for 3.5 hours at a time.

All administrative roles require training and computer knowledge. Administrative opportunities include; speaking to clients on the phone, greeting clients, data entry, money counting, and thank you phone callers.

Friends, church groups, sports clubs, youth groups, corporate teams, retirement teams – all are welcome. Groups can volunteer mornings and afternoons Monday to Friday and evenings Monday to Thursday.

Special events happen all year at various locations in Calgary. Volunteers collect food and fund donations, and write receipts if necessary. To write receipts volunteers must be 18 years old. Youth must be 8 years old and accompanied by an adult.

the gift of time

Ready to volunteer?

 

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

We have switched to a new platform for our volunteers called Better Impact. Please be patient in this time of transition. Thank you!

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 10 am - 1 pm
Wednesday 3 - 5 pm
Thursday 1- 3 pm

Please register 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

Calls in a year

different volunteer roles

Video courtesy of Calgary ShawTV

Terry Deets is one of our most dedicated and longest-standing volunteers. He volunteers with us four days per week, every week, and has been with us for three decades. Not surprisingly, he has become a fixture at the Calgary Food Bank.

“The staff and the volunteers at the Food Bank are like family to me.”

Terry Deets,
Calgary Food Bank Volunteer

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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