Volunteer Policies & FAQs
- If you are looking to volunteer at the Food bank locations, we require that you submit a copy of a current police check prior to your first shift.
- We can provide a letter to indicate that you are volunteering which will reduce the cost of the police check.
- If you are interested in volunteer at events or with the board, please indicate so in the volunteer application below.
- If you are a high school student looking to fulfill your volunteer requirement hours Fare Share is a great place to put in your time.
- We will accept any high school student for a volunteer position such as tending to food collection, however to work within the food bank, distributing food to recipients, volunteers must be entering into grade 9.
- Students can participate in fundraising events to also achieve their volunteer hours. Fill out the form below to indicate your preference.
- Due to the sensitive nature of working at the Foodbank, we do not allow children/students under the age of 14 to volunteer at the Foodbank locations.
- All volunteers participating independently of a parent or guardian under the age of 18, we require that in addition to the volunteer form, a written permission form signed by a parent or guardian be submitted prior to or on your first shift.
- Children as young as 6 or 7 are welcome to volunteer at fundraising events, accompanied by a parent volunteer.
Volunteer Application Form
FAQs FOR VOLUNTEERING AT THE FOOD BANK LOCATIONS:
Do I have to schedule a time to come in and volunteer or can I just stop by when I have time?
All volunteers must be registered and scheduled in advance. No walk-ins are permitted. The Food Bank must conduct a police check on anyone over the age of 18 and we ask that you sign a confidentiality agreement. You can schedule daily, weekly or monthly volunteer shifts for yourself or your group by registering with the bank location of your choice.
What should I wear?
The dress code at Fare Share is casual and comfortable. Shoes must be close-toed, so sneakers, work shoes or boots are ideal. No heels, open-toed shoes or sandals are permitted in the food bank. The Food Bank can be cool, so dressing in layers are a good idea. Please leave jewelry and other valuables at home.
What if I have food allergies?
We are NOT a peanut-free environment. Know your allergies and medical history. Fare Share cannot be responsible for any existing medical conditions.