Six Nations Community Food Bank
1741 4th Line
Ohsweken, ON  N0A 1M0
519.771.0025
Striving to meet the short-term
need for food, and to find 
 long-term solutions to end
hunger within our
community.

FAQ's

Q:  At what times do you have volunteer shifts? 
A:  The Food Bank is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Thursdays 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  We have morning and afternoon shifts available during the week at our warehouse. We do have volunteer opportunities at special events, which take place at various times and locations including weekends.


Q:  Do you have a minimum time commitment you require of your volunteers?
A:  We do not have a minimum time commitment we require of our volunteers. We have volunteers who work with us once a week, once a month or maybe twice a year at special events. We offer flexible volunteer scheduling that can work with your busy life.


Q:  Do I have to schedule a time to come in and volunteer or can I just drop in?
A:  We would appreciate all volunteers to be scheduled in advance, however, the Food Bank does have drop-in volunteer opportunities. In order to work effectively and efficiently, our warehouse staff divide up the work that needs to be done every day based on the number of volunteers scheduled to come in. Warehouse staff need to set up work areas with supplies and ensure there is enough work for everyone to be busy and engaged during their whole shift.


Q:  What is the minimum age requirement to volunteer?
A:  The minimum age requirement to volunteer at the Food Bank is 12 years old. We are classified as an industrial warehouse and our age restrictions are based on occupational health and safety standards. Youth between 12 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer opportunities are sometimes available at special events for youth under the age of 12 when accompanied by an adult.


Q:  Can families volunteer together?
A:  Absolutely. We register family members as individual volunteers and will schedule you to volunteer together on the same shift.

 

Group Volunteers:


Q: How large a group can you accomodate on a volunteer shift?
A: The size of group we can accomodate on our morning and afternoon shifts varies throughout the year and depends on our workload. Please contact our Coordinator, Charley Hill at 519.771.0025 to discuss group size.


Q: What is the minimum age requirement to volunteer at the Food Bank?
A:  The minimum age to volunteer at the Food Bank is 12 years old. We are classified as an industrial warehouse and our age restrictions are based on occupational health and safety standards. For youth who volunteer together as a group, we require a ratio of one adult supervisor for every 5 youth volunteers.