Group Volunteers

We are now accepting applications for
volunteer groups!

Volunteer Opportunities


Community Engagement

Get involved at a local event to help promote the GVFB, educate the public about what we do and generate donations.

Community Engagement

Participate in seasonal events that promote the GVFB, educate the public, and generate donations. These opportunities are also great ways to meet new people and experience fun, local events. Your responsibilities could range from setting up grocery store campaigns to helping with 50/50 draws at festivals like Foodstock.


Various locations throughout Burnaby, New Westminster, North Shore, and Vancouver.

Shift times:

Varies depending on the event.


Depends on the event. Customer service, food and beverage, retail and/or events experience is helpful.

Food Distribution

This front-line opportunity provides direct food support to those in need.

Food Distribution

Distribution is an opportunity to work together and directly provide healthy food to clients. It is a highly rewarding role that provides weekly assistance to individuals, couples, and families in need. Tasks include line management, restocking supplies, distributing menu items, program packs, and cleaning duties. All of our distribution locations offer indoor roles, as well as a few outdoor responsibilities.

Group size:
  • Vancouver – Maximum 10 volunteers
  • Burnaby – Maximum 7 volunteers
  • 8345 Winston Street, Burnaby
  • 3454 Lougheed Hwy, Vancouver
Shift times:
  • Vancouver - Tuesday to Saturday; shifts are 4 to 7.5 hours in length
  • Burnaby - Friday to Saturday; shifts are 4 to 7.5 hours in length
  • Greeting clients and providing any organizational updates.
  • Distributing menu items and following allotment requirements.
  • Sweeping, cleaning the distribution site, and ensuring all sharp objects (ie. Box cutters) are put away.  
  • Restocking stations, recycling packaging and composting spoiled food.  
  • Quality checking and sorting produce before distribution.  
  • Completing other distribution-related tasks as needed 
  • At least 18 years old 
  • Ability to stand for at least 4 hours. 
  • Fluent in speaking English and able to comprehend instructions in English.  
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently.  
  • Ability to bend, lift and twist. Lifting may be required depending on the task. Contact [email protected] to discuss accommodations 
  • Ability to speak multiple languages (i.e. Cantonese, Farsi, Spanish) is an asset. 

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