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Applications for Fall Term will open August 20th

For Fall term, look for applications to be open here from August 20th-September 4th. Our first round of interviews will take place September 4th and 5th, where applicants attend one of two evening group interviews. Our second round will be individual interviews from September 10th-14th.


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 Fall and Winter semester, the Group Interview will be during the first week of classes (applicants must attend one). Individual interviews are offered to selected applicants after the group interviews and take place between during the second week of classes. 


If you have any additional questions about volunteering at the Campus Food Bank or the application process, contact us at volunteer@campusfoodbank.com

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 
    • 10am-6pm M-F during Fall/Winter and 12-4 T-F during Spring/Summer
  • 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:

 

  • Morning Shifts (10-12) Create food hampers and prepare the office for the day
  • Open Shifts (12-6) Interact with clients 

Volunteer Tasks include:

  • 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)
  • Scheduling appointments, 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.