Volunteer with us

We have a number of volunteer opportunities available for members of our community. Okotoks Food Bank Association is only able to provide the programs and services to our community because of our dedicated team of volunteers. Some of the opportunities available include:

Warehouse: Sort & Stock Donations and Groceries, Hamper Preparation, Clean & Straighten Warehouse, Load & Unload Donations.

Donation Pick Ups: Weekly Pickups, Monthly, Pickups, Occasional/Seasonal Pickups.

Reception/Clerical: Reception, Mailing, Filing, Computerized tasks.

Special Events: Organization, Food Bank Ambassador at Events including set up, providing information, receiving donations, transport of donations to Food Bank.

Community Learning Garden: Planting, Maintenance, Weeding, Watering, Conducting Workshops.

Due to the nature of some of our volunteer positions, The Okotoks Food Bank Association may require a Criminal Record Check, proof of valid Drivers Licence, Auto Insurance and a Driver’s Abstract.

Please print off and complete the attached Volunteer Application Form and either email it to us at: volunteer@okotoksfoodbank.ca or bring it in to the office. The Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement, Code of Conduct Agreement & Ethical Food Banking Code of Conduct will be reviewed and completed at the time of your interview.

Qualifications to Volunteer:

  • Age Fourteen (15) or older. We have opportunities for students requiring Community Service Hours for High School Graduation.
  • Young Adults ages 12 through 14 may volunteer with an adult guardian.
  • Children ages 11 and younger are not permitted to volunteer due to safety concerns and liability reasons. We can provide some suggestions for ways for children to volunteer through collections of donations at Birthday Parties, Neighbourhood Food Drives, and off-site Special Events. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss these ideas. We will happily give children a tour of our warehouse at drop off so they can see how their donations are helping neighbours in our community (must be previously arranged).

Thank you for your interest in our organization. We hope to provide you with a meaningful volunteer experience. Please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (403) 651-6629 or volunteer@okotoksfoodbank.ca.