How To Volunteer

At the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank we are always looking for energetic, kind and reliable volunteers. We want to ensure each volunteer has a positive and rewarding experience with us. Time commitment ranges from once a week to an occasional day throughout the year and during busy peak times.

Individual volunteers

Please take a minute to visit our volunteer current opportunies listed below. Unfortunately at this time application forms are not available on our website however, we are more then happy to email you one if their is a position of interest. You can also pick one up and fill it out in our reception area.  For questions and concerns please contact Tara 519-622-6550 ext. 106 or

Group Volunteers

At the Food Bank we welcome a variety of groups to volunteer. Opportunities exist for corporate groups, churches, service groups, schools and others to help in a variety of ways. Volunteer shifts are flexible and can be arranged through the group liaison and Tara.

Student Volunteers

At the Food Bank we offer volunteer positions for students to obtain their 40 hours for graduation. Positions can be limited due to the number of students looking to help out and the time of year. If you’re interested in helping out please keep in mind we do have a lot of students looking to volunteer with limited space, not all students will be accepted.

As a Volunteer you may be involved in helping with any of the following events/areas:

  • Emergency hamper room
  • Co-op store
  • Clothing room
  • Warehouse support
  • Special events
  • Serving on the Board of Directors or other committees

Current Volunteer Positions Needed:

Co-op Grocery Packer – We are looking for one volunteer to help on Thursdays from 1pm – 430pm in our Co-op store packing groceries for members of our Food Co-operative program. They volunteer must be friendly and courteous, able to lift grocery bags.

If you would like to  help out please contact Tara for more details.

Emergency Room Attendant – We are seeking volunteers to help in our Emergency Hamper Room. The volunteer will assist clients in getting their food hamper, stock shelves, place orders when stock is low and general upkeep.  This is a weekly opportunity with one volunteer needed on the following days.

  • Tuesdays from 12-4:30pm
  • Thursdays from 9-12:30pm
  • Thursdays from 12:30-3pm
  • Fridays from 9-12:30pm.

If you would like to  help out please contact Tara for more details.

Warehouse Support – This position would involve sorting incoming food donations, unloading and loading our truck, filling outside agency orders and general upkeep. Volunteers in this area must be able to lift 50 lbs. This is a weekly opportunity. Volunteers are needed:

  • Thursday 9-12pm
  • Thursday 1-4pm

If you would like to  help out please contact Tara for more details.