Caldwell Family Centre: In search of volunteers for multiple programs!
Volunteer Types: Emergency Services, Food preparation and services, Human rights, Others, Retail, Transportation of goods
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Poverty/Social Justice
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2024
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Caldwell Family Centre is seeking volunteers on an ongoing basis. Below is a brief description of each of our programs. We have a flexible scheduling app that ensures you are able to schedule yourself. Volunteers are able to sign up for any of these programs below, and can participate in as many as they wish! We have opportunities available Monday to Friday, 6AM-4PM. We offer our volunteers a hot breakfast and lunch, as well as references if needed.


Food Bank:
– Choice food bank where clients can choose their own groceries.
– Volunteers help with: serving, stocking shelves, greeting clients, bringing bags to cars, unloading and sorting donations!

Meal Program (Kitchen and Drop in Centre):
– Serves 350-500 meals per day: Mon-Fri
– Breakfast 8-9:30am
– Lunch 1-2:30pm
– Volunteers help with: food preparation, washing, chopping, buttering, mixing and plating meals!

Drop-In Centre (attached to kitchen):
– Anyone can come hang out in the drop-in from Mon-Fri between 8 am-3:00 pm
– Volunteers help with: greeting and chatting with clients, wiping down tables, making coffee and tea, refilling the milk and sugar, serving meals

Offsite Food Bank:
– Caldwell staff & volunteers go every other Thursday and set up a foodbank so that residents can access food for free
– Volunteers help with: serving, organizing, and assisting clients

– Specialty service available to those who cannot make it to the food bank.
– Volunteers assemble healthy food boxes
– They are delivered every Wednesday

Computer Cafe:
– Free computer access, WiFi, & printing
– Volunteers help clients with any computer operation needs (do not need to be a computer wiz)
– Excellent position for students as you are able to bring your computer and work on school during your shift

Clothing Depot/Boutique:
– Affordable, quality clothing, shoes, and household items for the community
– Volunteers help with: sorting, pricing and hanging donations, organizing the store, assisting clients

Volunteer criteria:
– Must be aged 18 or over
– Preference to ability to commit to 2 volunteer shifts per month (shifts are ~3-4hrs)
– Preference to ability to commit to ~6 months of volunteering
– Ability to speak more than one language is an asset but not required

To apply, please fill out this form :

NOTE: You MUST be at least 18 years of age to volunteer. This position is not suitable for high school students under 18. Please do not apply if you are under 18.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Get to know the members of the community, work as a team, develop interpersonal skills, and learn how a Family Centre functions.
How will the organization benefit?
Volunteers support our programs, contribute to the community and truly make a difference in many people's lives at the Caldwell Family Centre.
Volunteer location:
1475 Caldwell Avenue and 6 Epworth Avenue


Volunteer Coordination Team
@Caldwell Family Centre
Ext: 302
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Groups, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 160
Good for people interested in: Emergency Services, Food preparation and services, Human rights, Others, Retail, Transportation of goods
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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