The Brockville and Area Food Bank operates with the support of about 60 volunteer positions.
Each week, volunteers are assigned to these roles to ensure that we serve our communities’ needs. There are two paid staff members on site to support operations and our volunteers.
While volunteers at the Food Bank come from all walks of life, they share one thing in common: the desire to give back in a welcoming, non-judgemental, and supportive manner. They demonstrate these same values to the visitors to the food bank and fellow volunteers, forging a unique community bond between us all.
The Brockville and Area Food Bank was launched in 1985. From the start up to today, volunteers play a vital role in every facet of our operations. Without the dedication of our volunteers, we could not fulfill our mission to end hunger in our community.
Server: Assist visitors with their grocery order, collecting and bagging their items.
Intake: Greet visitors at the door, update data on computer, book appointments and review needs.
Service office: Answering messages, returning calls, booking orders, discussing needs etc.
Runner: Stocking shelves with food and other items.
Driver: Driving a truck to various locations, picking up donations, orders and distributing goods at times.
Warehouse personnel: Sorting food donations, assisting with shipping and receiving.
Home delivery packers: Packaging orders for home delivery and working with drivers to ensure all food is delivered.
Home delivery drivers: Delivering food to visitors’ homes in the community using your own vehicle.
Board of Directors: Attend monthly meetings and perform various executive-level organizational roles such as treasurer, communications etc.
We look forward to meeting you! Please click on the button and download our volunteer application form. You can send the completed form by email to our Executive Director, or drop it off at our office at 58 Buell St. in Brockville. We’ll be in touch very soon.
We are happy to work with your personal schedule. Preferably, volunteers will commit to the same time and day on a weekly basis. However, we do accept one-time volunteers, biweekly/monthly volunteers or those who have irregular personal schedules and cannot commit to a recurring day/time.
Volunteer shifts vary in length from a two to six hours.
We are open:
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
2nd Monday each month: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
When you join us as a volunteer, training is provided to you on site by the floor supervisor and Executive Director. When you start volunteering, you will partner with a more experienced volunteer to learn all about the specific role you will be working in.
We accept student volunteers all year long! During the summer months, multiple students volunteer with us to earn their community service hours.
Any students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to ensure their safety in this fast-paced environment.