Welcome!

Applications to volunteer with the Campus Food Bank for the Spring 2017 term will be open on April 3rd. Please check back here then!

Our volunteer selection process consists of two rounds of interviews, first a Group Interview and then an Individual Interview session.

Please note that our Fall/Winter hours are Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM.

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If you have any additional questions about volunteering at the Campus Food Bank or the application process, contact our Assistant Executive Director, Madi Corry, at cfb.ad@su.ualberta.ca

A successful volunteer applicant must be:

  • Able to attend all interview and mandatory training sessions
  • Able to volunteer at least 2 hours per week (shifts are in 1-hour increments) and help out with CFB fundraisers.
  • Must clear a Police Information Check (paid for by the Campus Food Bank)
  • Preference will be given to current students at the University of Alberta
  • Dedicated, hardworking, and committed to the CFB’s mission to eliminate hunger on campus.

Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Registering clients for our service
  • Preparing and issuing food hampers, perishables, and toiletries
  • Repackaging bulk food for distribution to clients
  • Receiving, recording, and acknowledging donations
  • Inspecting, sorting, and stocking donations
  • Provide general information about the CFB to clients, potential volunteers, and donors
  • Educate clients about the policies and procedures of the CFB
  • Be knowledgeable of services in the UAlberta and Edmonton community that may help our clientele
  • Refer clients to other services as necessary
  • Assist with fundraising and special events (minimum of once per semester)
  • Performing data entry and other general office tasks (cleaning, organizing, filing, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned by staff

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Learn practical and transferable skills (e.g. customer service, teamwork, communication skills, safe food handling, etc.)
  • Get involved in meaningful work that has a direct impact in the campus community
  • Meet new and interesting people from a variety of backgrounds and faculties

Apply to become a leadership volunteer (Team Leader) after one semester of volunteering to gain leadership skills and engage in committee-specific work on one of our committees: Awareness, Fundraising, Internal, or Statistics and Research.