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Next Volunteer Recruitment: April 2018 for Spring Term

Volunteer applications will open in April for our next volunteer recruitment. 

Office Volunteer Information

Our volunteer selection process for the Spring and Summer months consists of an Individual Interview scheduled with our Volunteer Coordinator. During the Fall and Winter term, the process includes both a Group Interview and an Individual Interview. 

For the Winter semester, the Group Interview will be on Wednesday January 10th and Thursday, January 11th in the evening (applicants attend one). Individual interviews are offered to selected applicants after the group interviews and take place between January 15-19th. 

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

Please read the information below to learn more about volunteering with the Campus Food Bank.

A Successful CFB Volunteer Applicant Must:

  • Attend all interview and mandatory training sessions
  • Be available to volunteer at least 2 hours per week (shifts are in 1-hour increments) during our regular office hours (9am-5pm) 
  • Help out with CFB fundraiser events.
  • Obtain a Police Information Check (which they will be reimbursed for by the Campus Food Bank)
  • Be dedicated, hardworking, and committed to the CFB’s mission to eliminate hunger on campus.
  • Preference will be given to current students at the University of Alberta

Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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. This is an opportunity to gain leadership skills and engage in committee-specific tasks on our Awareness, Fundraising, Internal, or Donations Committee.