Every day, our volunteers help us with tasks like packing food boxes, sorting donated items, cleaning and organizing our warehouse, making deliveries to our partners, and distributing food directly to those in need.
We are dependent on the help of volunteers to make our work possible.
You must submit an application before you are able to schedule a shift. Please use the “Minor Application” if you are 17 or younger. Once your application is accepted, you will receive your VicNet login credentials where you can schedule a shift.
Learn more about our various volunteer opportunities and available shifts
Due to rising cases of COVID-19 and given the our sustaining mission, we believe it necessary to implement the wearing of face masks by all in order to protect our staff, our volunteers, our families, and our friends. All staff, volunteers, and visitors will be required to wear a face mask both inside and outside.
We understand that there are times that you may need to cancel a scheduled volunteer shift. When this occurs, please take yourself off of the volunteer calendar. This allows for another volunteer to sign up. Our volunteer shifts are designed with specific tasks and we rely on our scheduled volunteers to complete the tasks needed for that shift. For large groups that need to cancel or reschedule, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator directly at Alyssam@yorkfoodbank.org. Volunteers that do not cancel and “no show” 2 or more times will be asked to remove themselves from our volunteer data base.
Family Volunteering Days
The Food Bank schedules family volunteering days a few times throughout the year to get the whole family involved and educate younger volunteers on food insecurity in our community. If you would like to stay informed about future opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Alyssa Mummert, firstname.lastname@example.org