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About us:

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide healthy food to those in need. The GVFB provides support to approximately 8,500 people each month across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. We also provide food support to approximately 90 community agencies throughout these communities, such as housing agencies, women and children’s shelters and after school programs, who in turn provide meals and snacks to thousands of people each week.

Our vision is to create healthy communities through fair and effective food systems. Currently, the GVFB receives, purchases and distributes 5M lbs of food each year.

The GVFB is a proud winner of two prestigious awards: Canada's Top 100 Employers 2021 and BC's Top Employers 2021!



Vancouver (1428 Charles, Vancouver):

  Tuesday: 9:00am to 4:30pm or 9am to 1pm or 12.30pm to 4.30pm

  Wednesday 12pm to 7.30pm or 12pm to 4pm and 3.30pm to 7.30pm

  Thurday: 9:00am to 4:30pm or 9am to 1pm or 12.30pm to 4.30pm

   Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm or 9am to 1pm or 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Winston Street (8345 Winston Street, Burnaby):

  Tuesday: 2:00 pm to 7.30 pm

  Wednesday: 9:00am to 2:30pm

  Thursday: 9:00am to 2:30pm

  Friday: 9:00am to 2:30pm

New Westminster  (613 Queens Avenue, New Westminster)

Thursday: 8:30am to 1:00pm

All volunteers must be 18 years or older.  Ideally able to lift 20 - 50 lbs. 

We will provide more information about specific locations and shifts once you apply. Here's the link to apply online: https://app.betterimpact.com/Application?OrganizationGuid=761b1b0c-2275-...

For further information please contact us at volunteer@foodbank.bc.ca



Your duties will depend on your specific volunteer role, and may include: 

  • Assist with unloading and reloading food boxes from truck.  Please note boxes of food can be as heavy as 25 lbs or more. 
  • Assisting with setting up the space, including moving tables and putting food on the tables  
  • Greating and chatting with clients; helping to create a warm and welcoming environment
  • Distributing food to our clients
  • Training and support is provided to assist you to be successful in your role

*Staff is present on-site if you have any questions or concerns

Benefits and impact: 

  • Helping families in need and giving back to the community
  • Meeting like-minded volunteers who share a love for those in the community
  • Learning new skills
  • Volunteers will receive necessary training and support 
  • We can provide a confirmation of hours letter or a reference letter after completing 80 hours of volunteering with us


All volunteers must apply to volunteer with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, please use this registration form

All volunteers must pass a Criminal Record Check 

All volunteers must be 18 years or older 

Role is suitable for: 
All Ages
English as a second language (ESL)
How to apply: 
Email: volunteer@foodbank.bc.ca
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Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Our Mission: Providing healthy food to those in need. Our Vision: Healthy communities through fair and effective food systems.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
10 Feb 2021
Time Committment:
5 Hours Total
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays
Work location:
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
8345 Winston Street
Burnaby, BC V5A2H3
Last Updated: February 19, 2021
Posting will Automatically Expire: May 20, 2021