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Special event opportunities

1. Review positions

Review the volunteer opportunities, from warehouse to administration to special event volunteer positions there is something for everyone.

2. Apply Online

After you have reviewed the opportunities, please submit your online application form. Apply to be a volunteer today!

3. Orientation

After your application has been processed Volunteer Resources will email you details about attending our mandatory orientation session.

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Special Event  Opportunities

  1. Review the volunteer opportunities, from warehouse to administration to special event volunteer positions there is something for everyone.
  2.  

  3. After you have reviewed the opportunities, please submit your online volunteer application form.
  4.  

  5. Once your application has been processed Volunteer Resources will email you details about attending our mandatory orientation session.
  6.  

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Sign up to volunteer with us

We could not do what we do without the 160+ caring Calgarians who give their time every day. Volunteers, you are the lifeblood of our organization! For more information, call 403-253-2059 Ext.2 or email Volunteer Resources.

The Calgary Food Bank puts on hundreds of food drives and fundraising events throughout the city every year! Get into the community and volunteer at one of these great events. Already a volunteer? Sign into your My Impact page to schedule your shift.

Sign up to volunteer with us

We could not do what we do without the 160+ caring Calgarians who give their time every day. Volunteers, you are the lifeblood of our organization! For more information, call 403-253-2059 Ext.2 or email Volunteer Resources. The Calgary Food Bank puts on hundreds of food drives and fundraising events throughout the city every year! Get into the community and volunteer at one of these great events.

Already a volunteer? Sign into your My Impact page to schedule your shift.

DECEMBER

December 1 – 7, 2019

Holy Cross Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association Lunch - Dec 4

December 4

11 am- 1 pm

2 volunteers needed.

LOCATION
FCJ Christian Life Centre – 219 19 Ave SW

EVENT DETAILS
Volunteers will be collecting donations and issuing tax receipt on behalf of the Calgary Food Bank. Buffet lunch will be provided for volunteers. 

PARKING DETAILS
Free parking available.

Calgary Farmers Market Visit Santa’s Reindeer - Dec 5 - 7

Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77 Ave SE

December 5 – 7, 2019
Morning Shift – 9:45 am – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Shift – 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm

EVENT DETAILS

  • 2 volunteers needed to accept food and monetary donations..
  • This in an outdoor position located on the South Patio under the Farmers Market tents.

Volunteers will be provided $15 in Market bucks for lunch.

PARKING DETAILS

Free parking available on site.

CBC Donation Desk - Dec 6 - 7

CBC Building – 1000 Veterans Place NW

Friday, December 6
Morning Shift: 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Afternoon Shift: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Evening Shift: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 7
Shift: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

2 volunteers needed per shift.

EVENT DETAILS
Volunteers will be accepting food and monetary donations.

PARKING DETAILS
Parking passes will be available.

Sobeys/Safeway – Joy of Giving Dec 7

SATURDAY, December 7, 2018

Shift: 11:45 am – 4:15 pm

EVENT DETAILS

2 volunteers are needed for each shift at each of the 43 Sobeys/Safeway locations to accept monetary and non-perishable donations, thank donors, and issue tax receipts.

LOCATIONS

NE Calgary: Castleridge, Saddle Ridge, Country Hills, Beacon Heights, Whitehorn, Northgate

NW Calgary: Beddington Square, Crowfoot, Dalhousie Station, Montgomery, Evanston, Nolan Hill, Royal Oak, Tuscany, Brentwood, Market Mall, Kensington, North Hill Centre, Thorncliffe

SW Calgary: Strathcona Square, Glenmore Landing, Downtown Calgary, Mission Calgary, Woodbine, Millrise Plaza, Silverado, Shawnessy Village, Westbrook, Lakeview College, Garrison Woods, Glamorgan, Aspen, West Hills, Bridlewood

SE Calgary: Lake Bonavista, Southcentre Mall, Ogden, South Trail Crossing, Cranston, Forest Lawn, Mahogany, McKenzie Towne, Riverbend

PARKING DETAILS

Parking is available on site and lunch will be provided by Sobeys/Safeway.

CBC Suncor Donation Desk Dec 2 - 6

Suncor Building – 150 6 Ave SW

Monday, December 2 – Friday, December 6
Morning Shift: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Shift: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2 volunteers per shift.

EVENT DETAILS
Volunteers will be collecting food and monetary donations.
 
 
PARKING DETAILS
Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid Parking available in area (at volunteers expense).

Santa at the Market Dec 5 - 7

Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77 Ave SE

December 5 – 7, 2019
9:45 am – 2:15 pm

EVENT DETAILS

  • 2 volunteers are required to accept donations.
  • 3 volunteers are required for cookie decorating area.

Volunteers will be provided $15 in Market bucks for lunch.

PARKING DETAILS

Free parking available on site.

Smile Season Donation Desk - Dec 6

Friday, December 6, 2019

7:45 am – 1:15 pm

2 volunteers needed.

LOCATION

Metropolitan Conference Centre 333 – 4 Ave SW

EVENT DETAILS

  • Volunteers will be accepting monetary donations
  • This is an indoor position.
  • It is recommended to bring a book or activity to fill the time when guests are in seminars.
  • Light snacks and coffee/tea will be available.

PARKING DETAILS
Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid Parking options include: Calgary Place Parkade (345 – 4 Ave SW) for $27 or James Short Parkade – Lot 40 (Zone 9040) for $24

Santa's Helper at Northland Village Mall - Dec 7

December 7, 2019
Morning Shift: 11 am – 2 pm
Afternoon Shift: 2 pm – 5 pm

2 volunteers needed per shift
 

LOCATION
Northland Village Mall – 5111 Northland Dr NW

EVENT DETAILS

  • Volunteers will be spreading Holiday Cheer at Sugarplum Lane in the mall.
  • Accept food and fund donations and issue tax receipts when necessary.
  • Assisting the elves with putting out coloring sheets/crayons, tidy up kids activity area and help with other duties at the Santa photo area.

PARKING DETAILS
Free parking available onsite in mall parking lot.

December 8 – 14, 2019

Santa at the Market Dec 8

Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77 Ave SE

December 8, 2019
9:45 am – 2:15 pm

EVENT DETAILS

  • 2 volunteers are required to accept donations.
  • 3 volunteers are required for cookie decorating area.

Volunteers will be provided $15 in Market bucks for lunch.

PARKING DETAILS

Free parking available on site.

CBC Donation Desk - Dec 8 - 14

CBC Building – 1000 Veterans Place NW

Sunday, December 8
Shift: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

December 9 – 13
Morning Shift: 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Afternoon Shift: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Evening Shift: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 14
Shift: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

2 volunteers needed per shift.

EVENT DETAILS
Volunteers will be accepting food and monetary donations.

PARKING DETAILS
Parking passes will be available.

Old School Bake Sale - Dec 11

Suncor Building – 150 6 Ave SW

Wednesday December 11, 2019
Shift: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS
10 volunteers needed to help sell baked goods.

PARKING
Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid parking available in the area (at volunteer’s expense).

CBC Suncor Donation Desk Dec 9 - 13

Suncor Building – 150 6 Ave SW

Monday, December 9 – Friday, December 13
Morning Shift: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Shift: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2 volunteers per shift.

EVENT DETAILS
Volunteers will be collecting food and monetary donations.
 
PARKING DETAILS
Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid Parking available in area (at volunteers expense).

Amble with Angus - Registration

Eau Claire Market – 200 Barkley Parade SW
 
December 13, 2019
6:00 am – 9:00 am
 
EVENT DETAILS
  • Helping with registration for the run, collecting non-perishable food and monetary donations.
  • This is an indoor position

PARKING DETAILS

Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid Parking available in area (at volunteers expense).

Calgary Farmers Market Grinchmas Photos - Dec 13 & 14

Calgary Farmer’s Market – 510 77th Ave SE

December 13 & 14, 2019
9:45 am – 2:15 pm

EVENT DETAILS

  • 2 volunteers needed to collect food and monetary donations.
  • 3 volunteers needed to help with Grinch treats.
  • This is an indoor position.
  • Volunteers will receive $15 in market bucks.

PARKING DETAILS 

Free parking available on site.

Calgary Farmers Market Visit Santa’s Reindeer - Dec 8

Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77 Ave SE

December 8, 2019
Morning Shift – 9:45 am – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Shift – 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm

EVENT DETAILS

  • 2 volunteers needed to accept food and monetary donations..
  • This in an outdoor position located on the South Patio under the Farmers Market tents.

Volunteers will be provided $15 in Market bucks for lunch.

PARKING DETAILS

Free parking available on site.

Santa's Helper at Northland Village Mall - Dec 8 - 14

December 8 – 14, 2019
11 am – 2 pm
2 pm – 5 pm

2 volunteers needed per shift.

 

LOCATION
Northland Village Mall – 5111 Northland Dr NW

EVENT DETAILS

  • Volunteers will be spreading Holiday Cheer at Sugarplum Lane in the mall.
  • Accept food and fund donations and issue tax receipts when necessary.
  • Assisting the elves with putting out coloring sheets/crayons, tidy up kids activity area and help with other duties at the Santa photo area and wrapping presents.

PARKING DETAILS
Free parking available onsite in mall parking lot.

Triovest Keynote Tower Holiday Breakfast - Dec 12

Triovest Keynote Tower Holiday Breakfast

Thursday, December 12, 2019

7:45 am – 10:15 am

2 volunteers needed

LOCATION

1100 1 St SE

EVENT DETAILS

  • This is an indoor event.
  • Volunteers will be accepting non-perishable and monetary donations as people arrive at the event.

PARKING DETAILS

Paid parking available downtown at volunteer’s expense; Calgary Transit is recommended.

CBC Fifth Avenue Place Donation Desk - Dec 12 - 13

Fifth Avenue Place – 420 2 St SW
 
December 12 – 13
Morning Shift: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Shift: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
2 volunteers needed each shift.
 
EVENT DETAILS
Volunteers will be collecting food and monetary donations.
 
PARKING DETAILS

Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid Parking available in area at volunteer’s expense.

CBC Homestretch - Dec 13

Ironwood Stage & Grill – 1229 9th Ave SE

December 13, 2019
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS
2 volunteers needed to collect food and monetary donations.

PARKING
Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid parking available in the area (at volunteer’s expense).

Amble with Angus - Run Marshals

Eau Claire Market – 200 Barkley Parade SW
 
December 13, 2019
6:00 am – 9:00 am
 
15 volunteers needed.
 
EVENT DETAILS
  • Run Marshal.  Helping and guiding runners along the route.
     
  • This is an outdoor position, please dress accordingly.

PARKING DETAILS

Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid Parking available in area (at volunteers expense). Please pay attention to parking rules and regulations in the area.

Gift Wrapping at The Bay (Chinook Mall) - Dec 13 & 14

Gift Wrapping at The Bay (Chinook Mall)
6455 Macleod Trail SW

Friday, December 13 – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
 
4 volunteers needed per shift

EVENT DETAILS

  • Volunteers will be wrapping gift for a minimum $5 donation to the Food Bank.
  • Main level of Hudson’s Bay in Chinook Mall – Exact location of gift wrapping desk TBC

PARKING DETAILS 

Free parking available on site.

December 15 – 21, 2019

Santa's Helper at Northland Village Mall - Dec 15 - 21

December 15 – 2 volunteers needed per shift
11 am – 2 pm
2 pm – 5 pm
 
 
December 16 – 20 – 2 volunteers needed per shift 
11 am – 3 pm
3 pm – 7 pm
 
 
December 21 – 3 volunteers needed per shift
11 am – 2 pm
2 pm – 5 pm
 
 
 

LOCATION
Northland Village Mall 5111 Northland Dr NW

EVENT DETAILS

  • Volunteers will be spreading Holiday Cheer at Sugarplum Lane in the mall.
  • Accept food and fund donations and issue tax receipts when necessary.
  • Assisting the elves with putting out coloring sheets/crayons, tidy up kids activity area and help with other duties at the Santa photo area.

PARKING DETAILS
Free parking available onsite in mall parking lot.

CBC Donation Desk - Dec 15 - 21

CBC Building – 1000 Veterans Place NW

Sunday, December 15, 2018
Shift: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

December 16 – 20, 2018
Morning Shift: 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Afternoon Shift: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Evening Shift: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 21, 2018
Shift: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

2 volunteers needed per shift.

EVENT DETAILS
Volunteers will be accepting food and monetary donations.

PARKING DETAILS
Parking passes will be available.

Gift Wrapping at The Bay (Chinook Mall) - Dec 15

Gift Wrapping at The Bay (Chinook Mall)
6455 Macleod Trail SW

Sunday, December 15
Morning Shift: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Afternoon Shift: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
4 volunteers needed per shift

EVENT DETAILS

  • Volunteers will be wrapping gift for a minimum $5 donation to the Food Bank.
  • Main level of Hudson’s Bay in Chinook Mall – Exact location of gift wrapping desk TBC

PARKING DETAILS 

Free parking available on site.

Gift Wrapping at The Bay (Chinook Mall) - Dec 20 & 21

Gift Wrapping at The Bay (Chinook Mall)
6455 Macleod Trail SW

Friday, December 20 – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 21 – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
4 volunteers needed per shift

EVENT DETAILS

  • Volunteers will be wrapping gift for a minimum $5 donation to the Food Bank.
  • Main level of Hudson’s Bay in Chinook Mall – Exact location of gift wrapping desk TBC

PARKING DETAILS 

Free parking available on site.

December 22 – 28, 2019

Gift Wrapping at The Bay (Chinook Mall) - Dec 22

Gift Wrapping at The Bay (Chinook Mall)
6455 Macleod Trail SW

Sunday, December 22
Morning Shift: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Afternoon Shift: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
4 volunteers needed per shift

EVENT DETAILS

  • Volunteers will be wrapping gift for a minimum $5 donation to the Food Bank.
  • Main level of Hudson’s Bay in Chinook Mall – Exact location of gift wrapping desk TBC

PARKING DETAILS 

Free parking available on site.

CBC Fifth Avenue Place Donation Desk - Dec 16 - 18

Fifth Avenue Place – 420 2 St SW
 
December 16 – 18, 2018
Morning Shift: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Shift: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
2 volunteers needed each shift.
 
EVENT DETAILS
Volunteers will be collecting food and monetary donations.
 
PARKING DETAILS

Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid Parking available in area at volunteer’s expense.

Heebee Jeebee's Christmas Concert - Dec 22

Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW

December 22, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS

2 volunteers needed to collect food and monetary donations.

PARKING DETAILS

Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid Parking available in area (at volunteer’s expense).

Santa's Helper at Northland Village Mall - Dec 22 - 24

December 22 – 3 volunteers needed per shift
11 am – 2 pm
2 pm – 5 pm
 
December 23  – 2 volunteers needed per shift
11 am – 3 pm
3 pm – 7 pm
 
December 24  – 3 volunteers needed per shift
10 am – 1 pm

LOCATION
Northland Village Mall – 5111 Northland Dr NW

EVENT DETAILS

  • Volunteers will be spreading Holiday Cheer at Sugarplum Lane in the mall.
  • Accept food and fund donations and issue tax receipts when necessary.
  • Assisting the elves with putting out coloring sheets/crayons, tidy up kids activity area and help with other duties at the Santa photo area.

PARKING DETAILS
Free parking available onsite in mall parking lot.

CBC Donation Desk - Dec 22 - 24

CBC Building – 1000 Veterans Place NW

Sunday, December 22, 2018
Shift: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, December 23, 2018
Morning Shift: 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Afternoon Shift: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Evening Shift: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, December 24, 2018
Shift: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

2 volunteers needed per shift.

EVENT DETAILS
Volunteers will be accepting food and monetary donations.

PARKING DETAILS
Parking passes will be available.

Heebee Jeebee's Christmas Concert - Dec 23

Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW

December 23, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS

2 volunteers needed to collect food and monetary donations.

PARKING DETAILS

Calgary Transit is recommended. Paid Parking available in area (at volunteer’s expense).

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Ready to volunteer?

For more information, call 403-253-2059 Ext.2 or email Volunteer Resources.

What you need to know

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I complete my court ordered volunteer hours at the Food Bank?

Yes, we are able to accept most people into our program but it is dependent on the charge. Registration for court ordered volunteer hours is:
Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm
Wednesday 3 - 5 pm
Thursday 1- 3 pm

Please register at the Calgary Food Bank, 5000 11 Street SE, Calgary AB T2H 2Y5.

How do I become a volunteer?

 

It's an easy 3 step process!

  1.  Review the volunteer opportunities.
  2. Fill out the online application form.
  3. Attend the volunteer orientation session.

 

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

To volunteer in our warehouse youth must be at least 12 years old. Youth 12 – 15 years old are required to volunteer with an adult, youth 16 years old and up can volunteer on their own. For special event volunteering, youth as young as 8 years old can join an adult.

What is the time commitment?

We have volunteers who are able to commit to a weekly schedule, but we also have volunteers who come in on an occasional basis when their schedule allows. Shifts are 2.5 to 3.5 hours long. Please review the specific volunteer opportunities for details.

What is the time commitment?

We have volunteers who are able to commit to a weekly schedule, but we also have volunteers who come in on an occasional basis when their schedule allows. Shifts are 2.5 to 3.5 hours long. Please review the specific volunteer opportunities for details.

How can I book a group to come in and volunteer?

Please email Volunteer Resources or call 403-253-2059 option 2. For more information on group volunteering, visit our group volunteer page.

Can I just drop in to volunteer if I have free time?

We love the enthusiasm of our volunteers but to ensure that we have enough work for everyone and coverage on all shifts all volunteers must schedule their shifts. Please make sure you schedule your shift ahead of time.

I'm a volunteer, where do I go to book a shift?

We are using Better Impact as our volunteer management system. You can log in to  My Impact to schedule your shifts, update your information and so much more.

Did You know?

Fast Facts

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Volunteer Hours

Volunteer Groups a year

different volunteer roles

“We should, we need to help each other and make the world a better place.”

Mookie Wilson, Calgary Food Bank Volunteer

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More volunteer opportunities

Warehouse Volunteer Opportunities

Sorting food, building hamper and making sure the food gets to who needs it most.

Administration Volunteers

Get out in the community and help feed YYC by volunteering at one of the many events around the city.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Friends, church groups, sports clubs, youth groups, corporate teams – all are welcome.

Want to know more?

Get in touch

For more information, call 403-253-2059 Ext.2 or email Volunteer Resources

CONTACT US
ADDRESS

5000 11 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240
info@calgaryfoodbank.com

NEED FOOD?
CALL TO REQUEST A HAMPER
403-253-2055

Monday to Thursday: 10:30 am – 7:15 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

HAMPER PICK-UP
CALGARY FOOD BANK LOCATION

Monday: 1 – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday:
10:30 am – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

HOURS
ADMINISTRATION

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4 pm

FOOD LINK

Monday to Friday: 7 am – 2 pm

LOADING DOCK, DOOR 3

Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm

HOLIDAY HOURS

THE CALGARY FOOD BANK IS CLOSED DECEMBER 25-26 and January 1.

There are revised hours for the warehouse, hamper request line and distribution, Food Link and administration.
Please refer to our holiday hours page for our holiday hours. Happy Holidays.

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