Volunteer Opportunities

Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.

The successful operation of a food bank requires community-wide effort. Through partnerships with local organizations, businesses, schools and residents, we hope to provide adequate nutrition for those in need in our community.

The Chestermere Regional Food Bank has been in operation since 2006 and is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. As the demand for the Food Bank increases, so does the need to expand our volunteer base.

The Food Bank serves the City of Chestermere and the surrounding rural areas. Client referrals are received from the City of Chestermere Community Services and at times, local churches, businesses, and schools.

We recognize that your time is valuable, so we want you to choose the position that best suits your skills.

Administrative Volunteer

Administration ensures all programs and daily operations are performed in a timely and professional manner. Ensure office is open during advertised hours and assist administrative staff to ensure no one works alone. Answer phones, greet public and perform other administrative tasks and projects as required.

Casual Volunteer

Casual volunteers help out “as needed” to promote awareness and collect donations as required, normally in conjunction with various committees. This can include staffing Food Bank tables at various events, taking a Casino position, participating in the Parade, handing out promotional material to raise awareness of our programs and services.

Community Garden Coordinator

The Community Garden allows the Food Bank to provide fresh, nutritious produce to clients. The Community Garden Coordinator will facilitate this program by acting as liaison between the Food Bank and Community Services and coordinating volunteers.

Community Garden Volunteers

Community Garden volunteers act as part of a team to plant, maintain, weed and harvest the Food Bank plots.

Hamper Volunteer

Correspond with Food Bank and Community Resources to receive referrals for client assistance. Prepare hamper according to the referral and meet with client to deliver the hamper.

Meals on Wheels Courier

Coordinate orders between clients and Meals on Wheels. Pick up meals from the Food Bank, deliver to client and collect payment.

Shopping Volunteer

Works with Hamper Volunteers to determine what food is required. Check sales at local grocery stores and shop strategically to maximize purchases.

Snack Attack Volunteer

Receive and process requests from Child Development Advisors. Deliver snack packages to the school.

Sorting Volunteer

Weigh and sort all food donations that are delivered to the food bank. Check “best before” dates prior to putting on shelves. Maintain order and cleanliness in the warehouse.

Transportation

Pick up donations from bins around Chestermere on a weekly basis as well as special food drives at schools and businesses as needed and deliver to the Food Bank.

If you are interested in joining our team of dedicated volunteers, please fill out the form below.