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Good Food Box volunteers are essential to the success of our program. We have 130 dedicated volunteers who make the Good Food Box happen each month.  Why not be one of them?

By volunteering with the GFB you enjoy knowing that in a practical way, you are supporting the belief that everyone should have equal access to nutritious food.

We have volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals.

Interested? Contact us to find out more about these opportunities.

Join a friendly, great group of folks at the warehouse to pack vegetables and fruit into our Good Food Boxes. Packing day is generally the third Tuesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We pack our boxes once a month. Packing day volunteers get to take some of the remaining produce home, and enjoy a homemade vegetarian soup, and salad or sandwiches for lunch. Coffee is provided. This is suitable for corporate or school groups, as well as individuals. You need to be able to bend, twist, lift, and stand for long periods of time.

You will be representing the Good Food Box at various events, sharing information about the program. Volunteers are trained to attend events, staff information tables, and answer general questions about the program. Evening, weekend and weekday events (need not be available for all time slots). Location— throughout city.

Be a part of our special events! Help with setting up, greeting, clean up, possibly assist with planning depending upon experience. Occasional, as needed.

You will be photocopying, folding brochures, and preparing newsletter packages as some of your duties. Daytime availability, flexible, preferably Tuesday or Wednesday. Location—420 Cooper Street

Join other cooks to prepare the packing day lunch each month. You should be comfortable in the kitchen and work well in a team. Volunteers make a delicious vegetarian soup, sandwiches and/or a salad. Once a month, on the Monday before the third Wednesday of the month, during the day.

As a steering committee member you advise and help guide the Good Food Box. You have a background and interest in fundraising, social enterprise, networking, Lean, or food security and are keen to promote the program and share your skills to help improve and support the Good Food Box. Meetings are one evening per month, and additional time throughout the month as required.

You will be driving volunteers to our packing location, picking up empty boxes, delivering an occasional misplaced box to the proper pickup location. Monthly, as needed. Vehicle and clear abstract are required.

Are you interested in bringing a good food box pickup site to your community? Do you have a minimum of 10 interested people? Site Coordinators are the face of the Good Food Box. You take customer orders, promote in your community, accept the boxes, and greet customers. You attend a site coordinator get together once or twice a year to connect and exchange ideas. 10 hours per month, including daytime availability on the Tuesday afternoon (East End of Ottawa), or the third Wednesday of the month.

You are a chef, nutritionist, or a skilled cook who loves healthy food. You’re good at teaching, transferring knowledge and skills. Do you have daytime, evening or weekend availability? Occasional cooking demonstrations of simple healthy dishes at events or Good Food Box pick up sites.

It is SUPER fresh, local and the food miles are lower than if I buy elsewhere. It is important to support our Canadian farmers. The variety and quantity of produce is fantastic and good value - Customer