RFBS Volunteer Application Form for Groups - Richmond, BC, Canada
Thank you for your interest!
IMPORTANT note about the COVID-19 pandemic: We are immensely grateful for all offers to volunteer. However, at this time our priority must be safety and health. Therefore we are limiting the number of people (staff, volunteers, community members) at the Richmond Food Bank at any given time, to reduce risk and allow for proper physical distancing.
*Effective September 13th: We will require any volunteers, volunteer groups, or other visitors entering inside of the Food Bank's building to show that they have received two covid-19 vaccination shots. Paper immunization record (issued at the time of vaccination), or vaccine "passport" through healthgateway (e-passport or secure paper version) will be accepted.
We may schedule pairs or small groups of volunteers for one-time or recurring volunteer opportunities if appropriate. Thank you for your understanding.
Please use the regular volunteer application form to apply as an individual volunteer.
If you are sick (even if you are confident it is not COVID-19), please stay home. Please follow advice from government and health authorities. For more information, please visit:
You can also support us by donating online through our website
. With donations of funds, we can purchase most-needed foods and resources as needs arise.
Please fill out this form and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you about available group volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer tasks will depend on the date and time your group is available. Tasks can include helping serve food bank clients, sorting donations, washing/cleaning bins, checking best-before dates, restocking shelves, repacking bulk items, and cleaning/organizing tasks.
Because volunteer work takes place in a warehouse, we require all volunteers to wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals or high heels) and strongly recommend that volunteers wear clothing appropriate for this work environment.
Donations are highly appreciated! If you plan to bring a donation when you volunteer, please check out our most needed items listed on our website. For every dollar donated, we can give out about $6 worth of food to those who need it:
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Name of Organization (company, non-profit, school etc.) *Note: If you are not volunteering as an organization, this is the wrong form. Please complete the regular volunteer application form for individuals.
Contact Name (This person will be the main contact, and will be responsible for sharing information with the rest of their group.)
Contact Phone Number
How many people want to volunteer? (You may provide a range. ex: between 4 and 10 people)
Do you have a specific date you are hoping to volunteer?
If you don't have a specific date, what day(s) of the week are you hoping to volunteer? [Hours of operation are normally 9am - 3pm. We are closed on Sundays.]
Thursday evening (5:30pm-7:30pm)
What time is your group available?
How long are you hoping to volunteer for?
Volunteers must be a minimum of 15 years old. Is everyone in your group 15 years old or older?
How did you find out about this volunteer opportunity?
Richmond Cares Richmond Gives (RCRG)
A friend / word of mouth
Agency / organization referral
Is there any particular task or volunteer job you're hoping to do?
Would you like to receive our weekly e-newsletter? You may unsubscribe any time. (One weekly email includes upcoming events, statistics on our services and programs, volunteer recognition, etc.)
Are you interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities? (ex: sponsoring a program/event, donating supplies, services, gift cards etc.)
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I wish to volunteer at the Richmond Food Bank. I will engage in activities and tasks that further the mission of the Richmond Food Bank Society, and I will receive no compensation for doing so. As a condition of volunteering at the Richmond Food Bank, I agree to the following:
* I may come in contact with sensitive or confidential information during the course of my duties at the Richmond Food Bank, and will do my utmost to respect the clients’, donors’, and volunteers’ right to their privacy. I will take all reasonable measures necessary to protect their sensitive or confidential information from being disclosed.
* I will conduct myself in a professional and honest manner at all times, including maintaining appropriate boundaries with clients, other volunteers, members of the community, and staff. Unsatisfactory volunteer performance may be subject to discipline or dismissal.
* I will take every precaution to deliver my duties in a safe manner. I am responsible for my own insurance coverage, and I will not hold the Richmond Food Bank Society responsible for any injury, harm, or lost/damaged property that occurs during the course of my volunteering.
* I agree to allow any photos or videos taken of me at Richmond Food Bank locations or events to be used by the Richmond Food Bank to promote its programs and services.
I have read the Volunteer Agreement, fully understand it, and I agree to abide by it. I am authorized by my organization to sign this form on behalf of any and all members of my organization who will be volunteering. If any prospective volunteers from my organization are under 19 years old on this date, their parent or legal guardian has also read and agreed to this form. I will call 604 271 5609 if I have a question or problem with this form.
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