We are not currently looking for operations volunteers; however, you can apply using this form and we will keep your application on file for when openings are available.
We are 100% volunteer run, making our volunteers essential to the success of the Whitchurch Stouffville Food Bank. It is important that there is a proper match between a volunteer and the work they will do, and any candidates deemed a good fit will be called for an interview.
Below are some of the positions we need to fill from time to time. If you see yourself as an ideal fit for any of these roles, we would love to hear from you.
Sort and stock food in the warehouse (must be able to lift 30 lbs), ability to comfortably reach upper level warehouse racks using ladders/equipment, follow warehouse work and safety procedures, have a high attention to detail (expiry date checking) and work well with a fast paced experienced team. 4 hrs per week, Thursday mornings
Client Service Day:
Pack food and hygiene items for distribution to Foodbank clients as part of a small team. Follow client day procedures, ability to learn and operate software applications, good communication skills and empathy. Ability to work under pressure with attention to detail to serve clients efficiently during a short timeframe. Time commitment is 4 hrs per week Monday or Wednesday am or Sunday (new - time tbd)
Working under the direction of the Purchasing Manager, purchase and deliver food items from local stores to the foodbank. Familiarity with grocery prices is beneficial. Flexible time commitment 4-6 hrs per week across multiple days to ensure perishable food is available for client day distribution.
Volunteer drivers pick up and deliver food and hygiene items from local grocery stores or businesses to the food bank. During holiday season, drivers may be requested to assist with food drive pick ups. Time commitment is 4 hrs per week across 1-2 days, one week per month, on a rotating schedule.
Must be a Stouffville resident 18+ years. Vulnerable Sector check required after acceptance. Some roles require additional confidentiality agreements. Training and ongoing support will be provided.
We are not currently looking for additional Board Members
Here is a general description of the position:
The goal of our Whitchurch Stouffville Foodbank is to provide food to individuals and families within our town. The Board of Directors make decisions with respect to the operation of the Foodbank, guard the public trust, and serve the community of Whitchurch-Stouffville.
Initial term: 2 years
• Attend all Board meetings to discuss relevant operational and strategic issues and contribute ideas and insights.
•Assist the Chairperson and other Board Members with food donation pick up, monetary donation receipt and tracking, communications, fundraising, grants
• History of community-based efforts, whether in Whitchurch-Stouffville or elsewhere is a strong asset.
• Strong work ethic and commitment to helping those who are in need.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Demonstrated computer knowledge and skills.
• Outgoing and nonjudgmental attitude.
• Commitment to collaborative teamwork.
• Stouffville resident preferred
• Vulnerable Sector check required after acceptance.
This is an unpaid volunteer position, you can send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will hold it for now.