Volunteer

What role is right for you?

Join a community of doers, make new friends, support and encourage people who are hungry.

Individual

Volunteer

Fresh Food Recovery

Fresh Food Recovery is our newest program where we are able to divert fresh food from landfills and feed people who are hungry.

Monday to Friday:  8:30 am – 11:30 am

Volunteers in this role will be helping in three ways:

Sorter

Volunteers in this role will sort the fresh food that comes in each morning.  The fresh food that we receive each day has to be sorted into two categories: food that our guests can use and food that we give to farmers.

This position requires minimal lifting.

Weigher

All fresh food that we receive needs to be tracked. Volunteers in this role will weigh all incoming Fresh Food Recovery totes and record data into an app.

This positions requires you to lift at least 25 lbs

Cleaning Crew

Volunteers in this role will be tasked with making sure cleanliness is maintained throughout the shift.  Duties will be include washing totes, organizing bins, and other cleaning duties.

Sign up and you will be contacted with availability and follow up requirements, including a criminal record check.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Food Bank!
We are so thankful to have enough individuals volunteering regularly to fill our current positions. (October 2020)
If you’d like to be placed on an on-call list please email your days available to volunteer to
Chris.Welsh@archway.ca

Sign Me Up!

Hamper Distribution

Food hamper distribution depends on our reliable volunteers. Below are a list of jobs that make the helping the hungry possible.

Morning shifts: 3 hour commitment Monday – Thursday – 9am-12pm
Afternoon shifts: 2 hour commitment Monday – Thursday – 1pm – 3pm

Volunteers can help in these 5 ways:

Floor Runner

Volunteers in this role will be performing multiple duties and may need to multitask. You will be available to the Hamper Window volunteers  – assisting in anything they may need. Other duties will include making sure various stations are full – produce, dairy, and hampers.

Hamper Window

This position is responsible for distributing hampers and extras to the guests of the Food Bank.  You will interact with our guests, asking and responding to various requests.

Door Greeter

This position is responsible for organizing the flow of our guests as they enter and exit our building.   You will interact with our guests, asking and responding to various requests.

Hamper Maker

This position is responsible for making the hampers to be distributed by the Hamper Window.  Volunteers will make hampers by following a packing list based on the household size.

Shelf Stocker

This position is responsible for keeping the hamper room shelves fully stocked. Other duties may consist of packaging rice and sorting mixed boxes of food into their correct places.

Sign Me Up!

Or email Chris Welsh: Chris.Welsh@archway.ca

Group

Volunteers

Large groups make light work!


Volunteer groups at the Food Bank Warehouse are asked to assist with sorting food donations that have come in from food drives. Food is separated into our 19 different categories that make up the food hampers that are distributed to 3,000 people each month.

These categories of food are based on food type, nutrition, and quantity, for our emergency hamper components. Think of it as reverse shopping; matching food items to signs on a shelf and stocking that shelf.

Food Sorters:

For groups 6-20 people in size and ages 11+. A minimum 2-hour time commitment is needed. This is a wonderful volunteer experience. Group bookings are available Monday through Friday between 10am-7pm (excluding Holidays). Please pre-book your group here.

Book our Group

​Or email Lynden Pennell: Lynden.Pennell@archway.ca


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SMILES MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Did you know that the Abbotsford Food Bank’s Free Dental Clinic has a 12-month waiting list?

Each year the patients on the Free Dental Clinic wait-list lose teeth. Our patients only option for care is to remain on the waitlist. You can save a tooth! save-a-toothRelieve a patient from our 12-month waiting list by issuing the same level of basic care in the comfort of your practice to patients referred by the Free Dental Clinic. Each patient has been screened by the Free Dental Coordinator for your benefit. Please make a difference in the lives of our patients.

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Dental Volunteer Opportunities

Dentists:

Help save teeth and change lives by giving 4 hours a month. We accept those looking to gain valuable work experience. Or Sponsor-A-Patient at your own practice: More Details

Please contact Lala Hennessy
Free Dental Clinic Coordinator
Lala.Hennessy@archway.ca

Or Call the FREE DENTAL CLINIC for more information:

604-859-5749 ex24

Hygienists & CDA’s: 

Join the team! Helping those in need is very rewarding! We are currently looking for practitioners to volunteer for 4 hour segments. We accept those looking to gain valuable work experience.

Free Dental Clinic

NEEDS YOU

Join the team

 Dental Volunteers