Are you passionate about the wellbeing of neighbours in your community? Want to learn new skills, do some good work, and serve your community? The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank wouldn’t exist without the contributions of members of our community – just like you. Join the over 1000 people who volunteer with us annually, and help to serve your community!

We accept and support:

  • Individual Volunteers
  • Group and Corporate Volunteers
  • Student Volunteers
  • Internships and Other Placements

We want to ensure each volunteer has a positive and rewarding experience with us. Some groups will volunteer once in the year, while others will volunteer week after week – some for a decade or more!

As a Volunteer you may be involved in helping with any of the following events/areas:

  • Emergency hamper room
  • Co-op store
  • Clothing room
  • Warehouse support
  • Special events
  • Serving on the Board of Directors or other committees

Current Volunteer Positions Needed:

Warehouse Support

We are seeking 3 volunteers to help in the warehouse, sorting food, unloading and loading the truck, filling member agency orders and general upkeep. Volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time, bending and twisting, as well as lift 50+ lbs repeatedly.

Volunteers are needed:

  • Mondays 9am -12pm and 1-4pm
  • Tuesdays 1pm-4pm
  • Wednesdays 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
  • Fridays 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

Volunteer Driver

We are seeking a volunteer driver who can drive our cargo van. The volunteer will pick up food donations from local grocery stores and businesses/ groups hosting food drives. The volunteer must be over 25 yrs of age, have a clean drivers abstract as well as the ability to lift 50+lbs. This is an ongoing position that can be fairly flexible with more support needed during our peak times, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Emergency Room Attendant

We are seeking volunteers to help in our Emergency Hamper Room on Mondays from 12noon-4:30pm and Thursdays from 4pm-6:30pm. The volunteer will assist folks in getting their food hamper, stock shelves, place warehouse orders when stock is low and general upkeep. This is a weekly opportunity.

For questions about volunteering, please contact Tara at 519-622-6550 ext. 106 or tcooper@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca, or fill out the volunteer interest form below.



Want to get involved? Check out below for a list of our upcoming events at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.

Thinking about hosting a special event with your business, community group, place of worship, or team? We would love to hear from you! Contact Alie Teetzel-Edmondstone, Fund Development and Communications Coordinator for more information about holding a special event at ateetzel@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca.

September 14, 2018

Fall Farm Day at Oakridge Acres

Fall Farm Day at Oakridge Acres Saturday September 29th, 9 am - 4 pm, 2132 Greenfield Rd, Ayr Enjoy a fun day at the farm your whole family will love! Face…
September 6, 2018

2018 Fall Food Drive Kick-Off

2018 Fall Food Drive Kick-Off Wednesday, September 19th / 11am / Hespeler Zehrs This kick-off marks the beginning of our month long Fall Harvest Food Drive across the city of…
September 6, 2018

2018 Fall Harvest Food Drive

2018 Fall Harvest Food Drive September 19th to October 19th It's that time of year again! It's time for the 2018 Fall Harvest Food Drive. We will kick-off the Food…
September 6, 2018

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting Monday, September 24th / 7pm /Cambridge City Hall, Bowman Room Our Annual General Business Meeting will be held to review the business conducted by the Cambridge Self-Help…

Run A Food Drive

Class, Neighbourhood, Business, Church, etc.

Food drives are a great way to make a difference in ending hunger and to give back to your community. Anyone can run a food drive, at any time of year, and no amount is too small.

Are you interested in running a food drive? Check out this handy guide on How to Run A Food Drive, or check out our Most Needed Items List.

Looking to get started on your food drive? We’re happy to help! Let us know about your food drive by emailing Siobhan at sbonisteel@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca or by filling out the form below. We will get in touch with you to arrange drop off or pick up for larger donations.

Healthy Food Choices

We work hard to present the healthiest food options for our community as we can. We welcome you to take a look at this document created by the Region of Waterloo’s Public Health Department: Better Food to Buy.

In this document, you will find an extensive list of non-perishable products that are recommended as healthy options for your donations. Also, don’t forget that we love to receive fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables!

Our Sponsors & Supporters


We are so grateful for the generous support of Cambridge North Rotary for the funding to create this beautiful website. We are honoured by your commitment to our work and our community, and thank you for your ongoing support and generosity. Click here to learn more about Cambridge North Rotary.

This section is currently under development. Please check back to learn more about the generous groups and businesses who support our work, or click here (link to donate page) to learn more about how to become a supporter of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.