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 fill out a volunteer application form, found at our reception area. Unfortunately at this time application forms are not available on our website however, we are more then happy to email you one.  Please see below for our current opportunities. 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
  • 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:

  • Student Opportunity – We are looking for 8-10 high schools to participate in project called “Young and Old Together: Understanding Poverty”. The students will participate in 5 workshops, 2.5 hours each and will be credited for 3 hours each. Light snack and bus tickets provided. The youth will be working with senior participants of the food bank, facilitated by our staff. Orientation takes place April 11 from 4-5pm. Please contact Tara to register and details.
  • Emergency Room Attendant – we are looking for friendly, compassionate volunteers to assist in the emergency hamper room. The volunteer will work alongside other volunteers assisting client getting their hamper, stocking shelves, placing orders when stock is low and upkeep. This is a weekly committment on Wednesday mornings from 9-12 and Thursdays afternoons from 12-4:30pm. Please contact Tara if interested.
  • Warehouse Support – We are seeking 2 volunteers to help in the warehouse on Tuesdays from 1-4pm. The volunteer will assist in unloading the truck, sorting donations, filling food orders and general upkeep. Must be able to lift 50 plus pounds. Please contact Tara for more details.