The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is committed to providing emergency food assistance and support throughout the region, ensuring no one is left behind. Working in collaboration with 120+ community programs and agency partners, our goal is to reduce hunger in our region and identify proactive solutions to address poverty and food insecurity.
Les possibilités de bénévolat
We are excited to welcome you as a volunteer at The Food Bank! There are a variety of ways to volunteer at The Food Bank and we believe there is an opportunity for everyone. Each volunteer role has its own requirements and commitments, but they all support our mission of ensuring no one goes hungry.
Event Volunteers Brand Ambassador
Brand ambassadors are the face of The Food Bank at events, campaigns, and speaking engagements. This role interacts with the public and helps them understand the impact of their financial and food donations. Volunteers applying for this role:
- will participate in an interview
- will provide a reference check
- must have excellent interpersonal skills
- must be 16+ years old
Event volunteer shifts are typically available on evenings and weekends. Interested in getting involved?'Sign up online‘and we'll reach out soon.
Volunteering in the distribution centre General Warehouse Volunteer
General warehouse volunteers assist with various tasks throughout the warehouse, such as: customer service, hamper packing, food sorting (fresh, frozen, and non-perishable), working in the Fresh Approaches Food Centre, ordering picking, and more. Each volunteer will be assigned a task at the start of their shift based on the needs that day. This role is onsite in an operational warehouse environment, volunteers applying for this role should be comfortable with:
- lifting 50 pounds consistently, reaching and bending
- varying temperatures (in and out of coolers/freezers).
- periodic noise and activities associated with operational warehouse activities (forklift traffic, equipment, large groups).
- Continuous walking and standing on concrete floor.
- Must be 15+ years old
Warehouse volunteer shifts typically take place Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m.'4:30 p.m., with occasional evenings and weekends available. Interested in getting involved?'Sign up online‘and we'll reach out soon.
Youth Sorting Blitz
Are you in high school or University and looking to complete your volunteer hours or do you know someone who is? This summer, we have opportunities for students to volunteer with sorting blitzes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from June 27 to August 23.
Sign up online to book your slot!
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