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 or 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 tcooper@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca

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:

    Emergency Room Attendant – We are seeking 2 volunteers to help in our Emergency Hamper Room on Mondays from 12-4:30pm, 1 volunteer to help on Wednesdays from 12-430pm and 1 volunteer on Thursdays from 12-430pm. The volunteer will assist clients in getting their food hamper, stock shelves, place warehouse orders when stock is low and general upkeep. This is a weekly opportunity. Please contact Tara for more details.

    Potato Picker – We are looking for 6-8 volunteers to help pick potatos at Syngenta Farms in Plattsville on Saturday September 16th from 9-12noon. (Rain date Sunday September 17th). All potatos picked will go to feed our families. This is a great student opportunity. Please contact Tara for more details.

    Stuff A Van – On Saturday September 23rd, Zehrs on Holiday Inn Drive will host another Stuff A Van event for us. We are looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers to hand out flyers and accept donations from store customers. We will be running two shifts, 945-1230 and 1230-3pm. Please contact Tara for more details or if you would like to sign up.