Dalhousie Food Cupboard is a great way to connect with your community!
Dalhousie Food Cupboard is looking for Board members with experience in Fundraising.
If you are interested in joining our small, dedicated team, please forward your resume to: email@example.com
Dalhousie is currently looking for energetic volunteers with the following skills and experience:
From time to time, we recruit assistants for
our day-to-day operations and special events:
Organize an event to support Dalhousie Food Cupboard:
Are you looking for a way to connect your organization to the community? Funds raised from third-party events help support our mission to provide healthy food to people who need it in our community.
Meet Our Volunteers!
The Dalhousie Food Cupboard and its clients depend on the incredible work of our dedicated volunteer core. Each volunteer has their own story - this month, meet Shanique Foster!
The main reason that I love to volunteer is that I enjoy helping others. Whether my assistance makes an impact on a small or large scale, I know that my contributions, compounded with the contributions of other volunteers, work to help improve the lives of those who need assistance. Another reason that I love to volunteer is the privilege of meeting like-minded individuals also striving to make a difference in the world. To me, the DFC acts as a site of community, where I have made some of my most meaningful friendships with volunteers such as Sabina, Yuliya, and more, who encourage me to live a life with others in mind. Furthermore, the clients at the DFC are a joy to interact with and have shown to me that Ottawa is a city filled with love and support.
This spring, I finished my second year of studies at the University of Ottawa. It's unbelievable how fast time goes by! I am a social sciences student majoring in Criminology & Women's Studies. It truly makes a difference when you are studying something that you love and feel passionate about. Throughout high school, I enjoyed volunteering with various organizations and at community events in my hometown of Toronto, so I knew that I wanted a similar experience with community engagement during my time in Ottawa.
I began volunteering with the DFC in the winter semester of 2016. Not knowing what to expect, I was welcomed with a smile by Mike, Mai, and other volunteers who gave me an introduction and a tour of the facilities. During the duration of my placement with the DFC thus far, I have had the opportunity to take on a variety of roles. My favourite task involves fulfilling food orders, which involves packing chosen food items and distributing them to clients. I greatly enjoy this role, as it enables volunteers to have direct contact with clients while sharing some small talk. Some of my other responsibilities have included data entry, client sign-in, and cleanup following the end of a shift.
My time spent at the DFC has opened my eyes to the ways in which anyone, regardless of factors such as age or economic background, can be touched by unfortunate circumstances. Living in an urban city such as Ottawa, it is easy to feel disconnected from those around us. Volunteering at an organization such as the DFC has encouraged me to further get involved in my community, allowing me to realize that as different as strangers may seem, we are all connected in one way or another.
To anyone who is thinking of volunteering with the DFC: go for it! There is so much to look forward to as a volunteer, including improving your people skills, watching yourself grow as a person, and knowing that your contributions are making a significant difference in the lives of your fellow community members.