RFB Volunteer Application Form for Individuals - Richmond BC, Canada
Thank you for your interest!
IMPORTANT note about the COVID-19 pandemic: 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:
We are immensely grateful for all offers to volunteer. 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. Please keep this in mind, and thank you for your understanding. 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.
*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.
After you complete and submit this form, we will review your application and contact you for an interview if your skills and availability are a good match for one of our current volunteer opportunities. Please note that prospective volunteers will also complete a trial shift before they will be added to the roster of volunteers.
Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.
If you are looking to complete volunteer hours for school or community service requirements, please specify the number of hours in the "other helpful information" section.
For some volunteer positions, you will be required to submit a criminal record check, vulnerable sector (this is a free service).
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Are you 15 or older?
Are you available for at least 3 months?
What do you like to be called?
Full Legal Name
examples include him/her/they
Birthday (for our volunteer birthday list)
Phone number (please note whether landline or cell)
Alternate phone number
Why do you want to volunteer with the Richmond Food Bank?
Do you have previous volunteer experience? With what organization and what was your role?
Most volunteers donate a few hours of their time, once per week, typically between the hours of 9am and 3pm. We are closed on Sundays.
Thursday evening (5:30pm - 7:30pm)
Which Volunteer Position(s) are you interested in? (Visit
for information about our programs)
Driving (requires clean driving record; professional driving experience preferred. PLEASE PROVIDE Drivers License # in a note)
School Meal Programs
Cooking / Food Preparation (food safe is an asset)
Warehouse (experience in a warehouse setting an asset); process incoming donations, arrange boxes of goods on pallets/shelves, etc.
Sorting food donations / re-stocking grocery shelves
Cleaning / caretaking
Advocacy, referrals, and information / promote client wellness
Pro bono services (repairs, tech support, website design, etc.)
Reception / front desk coverage (customer service / office admin experience is a strong asset)
Please tell us which skills and experience you have.
previous volunteer experience
facilitating cooking workshops
experience working with seniors
speak another language
MS Office experience
nursing / healthcare professional / retired nurse or healthcare professional
teacher / retired teacher
First Aid / CPR
reception / customer service experience
Emergency contact name
Emergency contact relationship
Emergency contact phone number
Any medical conditions / allergies that we should be aware of?
How did you find out about this volunteer opportunity?
Richmond Cares Richmond Gives (RCRG)
A friend / word of mouth
Agency / organization referral
Please provide us with two character references we can call (Include names, relationship to you, and phone numbers)
Please include any other helpful information. (And/or tell us a bit about yourself!)
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. If I am under 19 years old on this date, my parent or legal guardian has also read and agreed to this form.
If the volunteer applicant is under 19 years of age, please include parent or legal guardian name and contact information below:
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