Iíd like to
volunteer with the Barrhaven Food Cupboard (BFC). Could you use my
Absolutely! The Barrhaven Food Cupboard depends entirely on
volunteers. We donít have any paid staff.
See below on how to volunteer.
What do volunteers do?
Volunteers transport and sort food donations; pack and deliver food
orders; liaise with schools, businesses and other organizations
conducting food drives; liaise with clients; promote the work of the
Cupboard; and coordinate the Barrhaven Christmas Hamper Program.
When youíre a volunteer, you choose how you want to help.
How many hours per week are volunteers expected to contribute?
How much time you spend as a volunteer at the Barrhaven Food
Cupboard depends on the ebb and flow of donations, client demand and
If you have volunteered to pick up food from the donation bins in
local grocery stores, you could be asked to make one or two pickups
If you are sorting or packing food donations your time commitment
will depend on the volume of food donations. You will be assigned to
a team and each team is responsible for one week out of every four.
Team members schedule their own times.
Dispatchers (those taking orders from clients and putting out the
food) rotate, working about 30 minutes per day over a two-week
period, once every eight weeks.
If you are delivering food orders to clients, you will usually
deliver one or two orders once every three weeks or so, depending on
Who can be a volunteer?
Most of our volunteers at the Barrhaven Food Cupboard are adults
because they work autonomously (and, often, by themselves),
scheduling their own times during their duty periods. We have some
teen volunteers but they usually work alongside a parent.
I want to volunteer. Where do I sign on?
The Barrhaven Food Cupboard does not maintain an office or have paid
staff, so to protect the privacy of our volunteers (who work out of
their own homes) we ask that you contact us at our general telephone
number 613-825-4505. That includes anyone who wants to volunteer.
Please leave your contact information and you will be contacted by
our volunteer coordinator
or you can fill in and
send this form.