Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Airdrie Food Bank. Please complete this application form and click submit when finished. We will be in touch!


Office hours:

- Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

- Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Special Events are often held on weekends and/or evenings. Volunteers are always needed!


Name and Address


Demographic Information

Please enter your date of birth. We use this information to report on the demographics of our volunteers. We do not share this information with anyone.
We also like to send out birthday wishes. If you would prefer to not receive birthday wishes, please check "Remove from birthday list" below.


Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.


Preferred Tasks

Select all that are of interest


Previous Volunteer Experience

If applicable, please provide details of your most recent volunteer experience.


Skills & Experience

In which of these areas do you feel you have moderate to excellent skills? Check all that apply.


References

Please list two local individuals whom we may contact for a reference.


Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.


Emergency Contact


Terms of Agreement

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Airdrie Food Bank volunteer and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERS and VOLUNTEER EXPECTATIONS
At the Airdrie Food Bank we value our volunteers and believe that they are integral to the carrying out of our mission and vision.
We commit to our volunteers by:
• Offering a volunteer program that is well managed and has the appropriate infrastructure to ensure volunteers are working in a supportive environment.
• Ensuring every volunteer receives an orientation and training they need in order to perform their assigned duties. During this training the mission of the organization is clearly communicated and modeled.
• Providing the necessary supervision and accessible support so that you can fulfill your commitment to the organization.
• Keeping you informed of changes within our organization as they occur.
• Creating an environment where there is open communication, and all participants, volunteers, clients and staff are treated with dignity and respect.
• Providing ongoing opportunities to learn and grow which includes the opportunity to experience various positions while you are volunteering with our organization.
• Recognizing you for your contributions and accomplishments in both formal and informal ways.

As a volunteer at the Airdrie Food Bank you act as a representative of our organization in the community. We live out our value of being Neighbours Helping Neighbours.
Because of this important role, we expect volunteers to:
• Participate in orientation, training and ongoing development opportunities.
• Work within the boundaries of your volunteer position description while supporting the vision, mission and policies outlined by our organization.
• Act as an ambassador of the Airdrie Food Bank by taking ownership for actions and decisions made while volunteering.
• Approach your volunteer assignment as a professional commitment.
• Engage in discussions with staff in order to offer feedback, suggestions, or concerns.
• Promote a team spirit by respecting differences in others, valuing diversity of opinion and working with others to achieve the goals of our organization.
• Value the importance of providing exceptional quality service to our clients that is second-to-none by being respectful, friendly, and informed.
• Maintain client confidentiality.

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
I do willingly promise to hold in confidence all personal matters that come to my attention in the line of duty at the Airdrie Food Bank. This includes material from and about any person involved in or associated with the Food Bank. I will respect and uphold the privacy of the people with whom I am in contact and will conduct my duties in a responsible and respectful manner. In order to ensure confidentiality of information, I will not, under any circumstances, release, repeat or otherwise convey information that is not published or available to persons outside of the Airdrie Food Bank.

AIRDRIE FOOD BANK OBLIGATIONS
The Airdrie Food Bank shall hold and maintain your confidential personal information in strictest confidence for the sole and exclusive use of managing their volunteer program. The Airdrie Food Bank shall not share, publish, copy, or otherwise disclose your personal information.

ACCURACY
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.

I understand that checking this box constitutes a legal signature confirming that I acknowledge and agree to the above Terms of Agreement.