Hunger Action Month: Volunteer

We couldn’t do it without you

Volunteering is not only a great help to us, but we hear that it’s incredibly rewarding for those who give their time. The kind people who volunteer with the Ottawa Food Bank help us – in the most hands-on way possible – get our neighbours beyond hunger.

We are fortunate to have volunteers of all ages and abilities in every area of our operation. Volunteers do everything from answering phones to delivering food and from sorting donations to assisting at special events and on our farm. To learn more about all the different types of volunteer opportunities.

Whether you help on a regular basis or once in a while, we truly appreciate it. We couldn’t do what we do without you. The number of hours our volunteers contributed last year is the equivalent to approximately 8 full-time staff members!

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please check out our Volunteer Page.

This year, we were beyond honoured to win the
2019 Outstanding Volunteer Program Award from Volunteer Ottawa.
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who helped to make that possible.

I want to volunteer. Now what?

We are THRILLED to hear from people on a daily basis wondering how to volunteer with the Ottawa Food Bank. If you have an interest in lending a hand, the first thing you should do is check out our volunteer page for the types of opportunities available.

Have an interest in volunteering on our farm or at a special event? We have an online calendar where you can pick your volunteer shifts and sign up! Create an account, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with upcoming events and opportunities.

We are currently getting ready for our Thanks for Giving Food Drive taking place on October 11th and 12th. Keep an ear out for those volunteer opportunities! Our grocery store food drives would not be a success if not for volunteers.

It’s worth repeating – we couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. To fully understand how much we appreciate our volunteers, and the impact they have on our organization and the community, take a look at our Volunteer Impact Report.


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