In 2016, more than 76,800 volunteer hours were donated to Edmonton’s Food Bank.
Thank you, Volunteers!
Become a volunteer at Edmonton’s Food Bank
You can make a big difference in your community!
A Day in the Life of Edmonton’s Food Bank
Whether it is sorting donated food; packing hampers; repacking food or baby products; driving a truck; swamping with drivers; wrapping pallets; building bulk orders; or sweeping the floor, volunteers are the heartbeat of the warehouse.
Opportunities are available for individuals 14 years or older and groups of up to 20 people (depending on availability).
Minimum age of 18 years
Volunteer your time accepting calls from clients and scheduling appointments to pick up their food hampers. Skills required include excellent communication, basic computer skills and the ability to be sensitive towards people in crisis is essential. Training and support are provided.
Onsite In-Take Worker
Minimum age of 18 years
Volunteer your time as an onsite in-take worker. In-take workers assist with conducting face-to-face interviews with clients. Skills required include excellent communication, basic computer skills, and the ability to be sensitive towards people in crisis is essential. Training and support are provided.
Every year more than 2,200 special events are held in our community in support of Edmonton’s Food Bank. There are opportunities for individuals or groups of all ages to support our work through these special events. Duties often include accepting food and monetary donations, loading trucks, performing as Fill-Up our mascot, and more. Annual events that require Special Event volunteers include: Servus Heritage Festival, ETS Stuff-A-Bus, Purolator Tackle Hunger, and many more.
The Board of Edmonton’s Food Bank acknowledges and supports the vital role of volunteers in achieving its purpose and mission. Edmonton’s Food Bank demonstrates its commitment to engaging and supporting its volunteers in a meaningful and responsible way by adopting the standards outlined in the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement.
That the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement be adopted by Edmonton’s Food Bank as an integral part of operational practice, to make known to every employee and volunteer, and to be made readily available to every staff member and volunteer for consistent reference and consultation.