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/evening throughout the year and during busy peak times.

To volunteer, follow these steps:

  1. Complete our volunteer application form.
  2. Volunteers will then be contacted for a tour and interview.
  3. Please feel free to contact Tara with any questions or concerns you may have at  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
  • Clothing room
  • Sorting and packaging food
  • Stocking shelves
  • Participating in fundraising events
  • Serving on the Board of Directors or other Board committees

 Current Volunteer Positions Needed:

  • Rare Community Garden – Thanks to our partnership with Rare, we are fortunate to be given garden space to grow vegetables for our clients. We are currently looking for volunteers to help support this intiative. Opportunites exsist on Tuesdays mornings, Thursday afternoons and the second Wednesday evening of every month starting June 8. Please contact Tara for more details.
  • Clothing Sorting Room – seeking volunteers to assist in our clothing sorting room. The volunteer will be responsible for sorting incoming clothing donations according to size, gender and item. They will stock the clothing room that is open to clients and help keep things tidy. We are looking for two volunteers on Thursday afternoons. Please contact Tara for more details.
  • Warehouse – currently seeking two volunteers to assist in the warehouse on Monday afternoons from 1-4pm. The volunteer will help with sorting food donations, unloading the truck and general warehouse duties. Must be able to lift. Please contact Tara for more details.