Individual Volunteer Roles

Thank you for your interest in joining us to feed hungry kids! Please see a summary of various roles below. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Ambassador Volunteers
Why: Create new opportunities for volunteers to increase their engagement with BB4CK; this has stemmed from an increased demand throughout the city for representatives to engage groups in helping to feed & care for kids.

Time commitment: We are looking for individuals who can commit to a minimum of 1 event per month, this can be flexed around your regular schedule depending on when the events are held.

This role is open to already established core volunteers. There would be further training provided for this role.

Responsibilities:
•Outgoing and comfortable talking with a variety of people;
•Knowledgeable about BB4CK, with the ability to answer basic questions, share stories and connect for further information if needed;
•Available for approximately one event each month;
•Able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., set up a display on a table, and perform other light physical tasks;
•Flexible to event factors and considerations;
•Problem solving skills; and
•Own car with ability to take supplies to events if needed.
*All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.
*Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. You will also be required to stand or sit depending on the event.

Interested: Contact Wendy at wendy@bb4ck.org or 403 264 7979.

Clean-up Crew
This position is from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM at the latest.

Upon arrival at the kitchen, sign-in, grab your name tag and apron, and wash your hands.

Then you may be asked to help with:

  • Cleaning duties, including dishes and other items in the kitchen – various cleaners used, so please wear appropriate clothing
  • Sanitizing
  • Washing fruits and veggies for prep the following day; and
  • Sweeping.

All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.

Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. You will also be required to stand for your time in the kitchen.

Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if possible.

Interested? Contact Wendy at wendy@bb4ck.org or 403 264 7979.

Community Kitchen Leader
This position is from 7:00 AM until 12:00-12:30 PM, with a coffee break around 10:00 AM from Monday to Thursday with a minimum 3 shifts per month from September to June.

Reports to the Kitchen Supervisor.

Upon arrival at the kitchen, sign-in, grab your name tag, apron, and wash your hands.

The Community Kitchen Leader will have the opportunity to lead and assist a group of volunteers in the BB4CK main downtown kitchen feeding Calgary kids, through activities such as sandwich making, fruit and vegetable preparation, snack and baking preparation, and cleaning the kitchen once the work is completed.

The position is perfect for someone who wants to inspire and engage a community to participate in meaningful action, while gaining leadership, supervisory, and kitchen experience.

*Food Safe Certification or kitchen experience would be assets, but not required.

*All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.

*Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. You will also be required to stand for the majority of your time in the kitchen.

*Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if possible.

Core Lead Floater and Casual Driver
This position is from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM from Monday to Thursday. This will give someone hands on experience both at the kitchen, with the opportunity to drive a delivery route.

Upon arrival to the kitchen, sign-in, grab your name tag and wash your hands.

To begin with, the main part of this role is sealing sandwiches and shadowing the Kitchen Team as they support the kitchen (floating) through the most rapid fire part of the day.

The Core Lead Floater role will involve the following:

  • Sealing sandwiches;
  • Refreshing the tables with sandwich making ingredients;
  • Training packing volunteers;
  • Setting up and supervising the packing table;
  • Helping load lunch bins from the Kitchen onto carts and taking them to the underground parkade;
  • Unloading the lunch bins off the carts and taking empty carts back upstairs to be reloaded again for the next delivery shift; and
  • Making sure all empty carts are left in the parkade once the drivers have all left.
  • Driving a delivery route to schools, should there be a shortage of drivers for that particular day **

*All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.

*Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. You will also be required to stand for the majority of your time in the kitchen.

*Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces, and rings if possible.

Interested? Contact Wendy at wendy@bb4ck.org or call 403 264 7979.

Core Volunteer
This position is from 7:00 AM until 11:30-12:00 PM, with a coffee break around 10:00 AM.

Upon arrival to the kitchen, sign-in, grab your name tag, apron, and wash your hands.

Then you may be asked to help with:

  • Cleaning duties, including dishes and other items in the kitchen- BLEACH is used so please wear appropriate clothing;
  • Preparing ingredients for sandwiches, including peeling eggs and cutting meat and cheese;
  • Setting up tables for sandwich preparation;
  • Making food for lunches; washing, cutting, sandwich making, etc;
  • Unloading groceries;
  • Sweeping & mopping; and
  • Garbage and recycling.

*All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.

Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. You will also be required to stand for the majority of your time in the kitchen.

Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if possible.

Interested? Contact Wendy at wendy@bb4ck.org or 403 264 7979.

Deliver Driver
You are asked to volunteer a minimum of 2 shifts per month for this role. Your scheduled route will be emailed to you on the Friday the week before your shift.

Please arrive at the kitchen for 9:30 AM so you can help to pack up lunches, load the bins and then take them down to the garage. If you cannot find parking in the outside park aid, please call Twyla at 403-612-9481;

When you come up to the kitchen you will be given a fob to use for the underground garage;

  • Please load up your own vehicle and make sure you have all the correct bins for your route;
  • Deliver your route in the order it is sent to you;
  • After you have finished all your deliveries, you can go directly into the underground parking garage with your fob;
  • Unpack your bins/icepacks from your vehicle and bring them up to the kitchen. A dolly will be left in the garage for you to use if needed;
  • Put your bins away and ice packs in the freezer;
  • Hand in your fob and bring back down a dolly for someone else to use if needed.

A tax receipt for a small portion of gas is available upon request at the end of the year.

To sign up for a shift, visit http://signup.com/go/gtRZCpr. For more information, contact Wendy at wendy@bb4ck.org or call 403 264 7979.

Early Bird
This position is from 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM until at least 8:00 AM.

Upon arrival to the kitchen, sign-in, grab your name tag, apron, and wash your hands.

Then you may be asked to help with:

  • Cleaning duties, including dishes and other items in the kitchen- various cleaners are used so please wear appropriate clothing;
  • Preparing ingredients for sandwiches, including making tuna/egg salad, washing fruits/veg and cutting meat and cheese; and
  • Setting up tables for sandwich preparation.

All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.

Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. You will also be required to stand for your time in the kitchen.

Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if possible.

Interested? Contact Wendy at wendy@bb4ck.org or call 403 264 7979.

Friday Lead Volunteer
Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) works to connect and inspire people to take meaningful action to feed and care for kids. Each school day we provide healthy lunches to hungry kids, and we empower communities to create lasting social change.

Role Purpose:

The Friday Lead Volunteer will work as a BB4CK ambassador leading and supporting groups through our downtown kitchen on Friday mornings.

Working alongside other volunteers to lead and assist groups through activities including fruit & vegetable prep, snack prep & baking, for our lunches as well as cleaning the space when completed.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-5

Location: 433 Macleod Trail SE (downtown kitchen)

Commitment: 8 AM-12 PM (4 Hours), 2-3 Fridays a month, October-June

Compensation: Unpaid

Reports to: Food Service Coordinator

Volunteer Profile:

No experience is necessary, however a passion for working with kids, being in a kitchen and baking would definitely be assets.

Interested? Contact Wendy at wendy@bb4ck.org or call 403 264 7979.

Lunch Pick-up Traffic Controller
This position is from 8:45 AM until 10:15 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

This volunteer role was designed to help supervise the delivery drivers in their shifts between 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

You will be in charge of the following:

Distributing key fobs and delivery routes;

  • Letting the drivers enter the underground parkade on their scheduled shift, and instructing them on where to park;
  • Making sure they have all lunch bins that are on their delivery route; and
  • Letting the drivers exit.

*This process will be done in shifts. The first round of drivers will be let in and let out before the next round and then the same process will occur for them and so on.

*All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.

*Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. You will also be required to stand the whole time.

Interested? Contact Wendy at wendy@bb4ck.org or call 403 264 7979.

Office Volunteer
Anytime Monday to Thursday between 9:30 AM -1:00 PM for 2 or 3 hours.

Office volunteers will help with various tasks including but not limited to, updating contact information, assist with thank you cards, thank you emails, confirming volunteers by email, tax receipts, mailing, photocopying, special projects or other office tasks.

If you have an interest or talent with website maintenance, graphic design, marketing or photography, let us know, we would love your help.

Facts

Commitment is 2-3 hours weekly or bi-weekly.

Reports to Volunteer and Fund Development Coordinator

This role is suited to someone who enjoys working independently and is proficient on computers.

Interested? Contact Wendy at wendy@bb4ck.org or call 403 264 7979.

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