How to Apply

Food Banks are an essential service and must continue operations through the COVID-19 response. Processes are in place to keep volunteer numbers on site low, and physical distancing measures are in place. 

You can apply to volunteer using our online application. You will be asked to create a username and password for our volunteer system at the start of the process. For specialized roles, there are immediate openings. We have been maintaining a wait list for on site roles, but will bringing in a new group of volunteers in June 2021.

Please be aware that our minimum volunteer age is 18 years old. At this time we are focused on onboarding volunteers who will be available for at least 6 months and able to do at least one shift a week (3 hours).

During COVID-19 new volunteers are being brought in with a contact free email/phone orientation process, followed by onsite role specific training for those who will be volunteering on site. The length of the wait is a function of available positions, your availability, and your experience/skills. Adding more detail to your application will help us match you to a role.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Food Bank Volunteers
We have modified our shifts in response to COVID-19. We have shifts throughout the day Monday 9 am – 7:30 pm, Tuesday 1 pm-5 pm, Wednesday 9 am-5 pm and Friday 9 am-5 pm. Since we have transitioned to a hamper model during COVID-19, most roles involve sorting donations, packing hampers and distributing hampers. 

Office Volunteer (Tuesday 10 am – 2 pm)
We are now taking orders for custom hampers (instead of having clients come shop in our food bank Market). This has created new office roles to reach out to clients to take orders, and book arrival times for them to pick up. This role requires someone with a good phone manner and attention to detail. It’s an important way for us to connect with our clients and let them know we care. 

Specialized Volunteer Roles

We are frequently in need of the following specialized skills to support our ongoing operations:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • WordPress site development
  • Food Drive Coordination

If one of these interest you please email volunteer@thecompass.ca. Our volunteer manager Sheryl would be pleased to discuss these roles with you.

Translate »