Volunteer Your Time

The Food Bank of York Region counts on the help of our volunteers to meet the need of our hunger relief efforts. We have the food our communities need, but it takes hands-on help to deliver it to our neighbours experiencing food insecurity. Our volunteers’ involvement is crucial to the success of our food program. A special thank you to all our amazing volunteers! 

Current Opportunities

Warehouse Volunteers

Our Volunteer Program always has ongoing shifts available in our warehouse for hands-on-help to sort and pack our incoming and outgoing donations.

Volunteer shifts available are typically scheduled Monday to Friday at 8:00am-11:00am and 11:30am to 2:30pm. Once you signup to volunteer, you will have access to our online scheduler to select a shift at your convenience.

In-Office Volunteers

From time-to-time we do need assistance in the offices with program and inventory data entry, a long with general reception and administration assistance. These opportunities will be emailed out to all volunteers and posted in the breakroom as they become available.

Virtual Volunteers

We are starting a Virtual Volunteer team that will focus on helping the FBYR with it’s online and peer-to-peer fundraising efforts. If you have a love for fundraising and are great with social media, this may be a great fit for you!

This opportunity is flexible time and commitment wise, and you can work from home while being guided by a coach or team captain. Please see our
fundraising page here for more information.

Special Event Volunteers

We will occasionally need on-site assistance for small events such as food drives hosted by third parties at a location in York Region. Volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items, encouraging people to donate, and providing promotional materials. Some set up and take down is required.

These opportunities will be emailed out to all volunteers and posted in the breakroom as they become available.

If you have a specific skill set, you think could benefit the FBYR with your time,
please email volunteer@fbyr.ca to share your thoughts and ideas.

Please download our Volunteer Handbook for more information.

Volunteer Impact Statistics


Volunteers in 2021


Hours Volunteered in 2021

What We Can Do With Your Help

$6.7+ Million

Dollars of Food 
Distributed Annually


Fresh and Frozen 


Visits by clients 
every year


By donating your time, you can make a difference in food insecurity in your own community.

Host a Drive

Fundraisers and food drives are great ways to support the Food Bank’s work.

Get Involved

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