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. Your group may be divided to support various areas: distribution, line management, restocking, breaking down cardboard, and more. We look forward to hosting your team onsite!

Group size:
  • Vancouver – Maximum 10 volunteers
  • Burnaby – Maximum 7 volunteers
  • 8345 Winston Street, Burnaby (Thursday-Saturday) – Outdoor site
  • 613 Queens Ave, New Westminster (Wednesday) – Indoor site
  • 295 Terminal Ave, Vancouver (Tuesday-Saturday) – Indoor/outdoor site
Shift times:

Tuesday to Saturday; shifts are 4 to 7.5 hours in length and vary at each location*

*Our Terminal location will not have group opportunities available on Saturdays. However, we will still accept groups at our Burnaby location on Saturdays.

  • Distributing food to clients
  • Ensuring clients, donors and agencies know where to go and park
  • Assisting staff and volunteers in welcoming clients, explaining what food is available and communicating GVFB policies and procedures
  • Ensuring the distribution site is clean
  • Assisting the team with restocking and cardboard breakdown
  • Setting up and taking down the site materials (tables, signage, product, etc.)
  • Other tasks as needed
  • At least 18 years old
  • Wear closed-toe shoes onsite
  • Able to stand for an extended period of time
  • It is a bonus if you speak multiple languages!