Volunteer

We Love Volunteers

100 Volunteers Across Our Various Programs

“Volunteering at Mustard Seed has not only allowed me to contribute to a worthy cause but has also enriched my own personal growth. It has given me the opportunity to develop new skills, broaden my perspective, and deepen my understanding of the challenges faced by marginalized individuals in our community. I will carry these experiences with me throughout my life and continue to advocate for those in need.” – Cayla Brendell.

Here at the Mustard Seed Street Church, we love volunteers who are kind, eager to serve and have a heart for the community.

We are now recruiting volunteers for our food bank, kitchen, hospitality and Hope farm programs. See more below.

 

Fair Start for Kids program is looking for back-to-school heroes to help deliver back-to-school kits and find the perfect shoes for kids.

Food Bank, Kitchen, Hospitality &  Hope farm:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. If you are at least 16 years of age, and would like to volunteer, please fill out the application form below. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by checking out the links below and  more about our program by reading our volunteer handbook. If you have questions, please email volunteer@mustardseed.ca. Our volunteer manager will be happy to assist you.

Please note the days and times we operate as listed in our program areas below.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers – with your help we nurture faith, hope and love across the community!

How To Apply

Become a Volunteer

01.

Apply

Apply online or drop off your application. We are currently only filling weekday positions at our Food Bank, Hospitality Centre and  Kitchen. 

02.

Interview

Interview with Volunteer Coordinator

03.

Get Your Criminal Record Check

We will send you a link with a code to complete this online

04.

Orientation

Orientation with department manager

05.

Get Started

First shift scheduled

Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

We are now recruiting volunteers for Christmas Events and at our Queens Avenue location (food bank, kitchen and hospitality programs) during the day and on weekdays. At this time, we don’t have availability on weekends or for the Food Security Distribution Centre. Please email volunteer@mustardseed.ca if you would like to be placed on a waitlist. 

Christmas Events

We hope you can join us for our Christmas Events. Follow the links below to learn more.

Christmas Celebration

Gift Wrapping Mayfair Mall

Gift Wrapping Hillside Mall

If you would like to bring in a group to volunteer, please email volunteer@mustardseed.ca.

Food Bank (625 Queens Avenue, Victoria)

Do you wish to serve families and individuals suffering from food insecurity? Our food bank volunteers assist staff in collecting, sorting and providing food donations to our community. Shifts are normally between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Learn more about our food bank positions below:

 

Hospitality Centre (625 Queens Avenue, Victoria)

If your heart is to serve the street entrenched and most vulnerable in our community, our hospitality department welcomes you. Volunteers can help cook and serve meals, help sort and provide clothing, provide spiritual care and so much more. We have awesome events including board games, bingo, and movie nights. Shifts are normally between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Friday. Learn more about our hospitality volunteer positions by clicking the links below:

 

Food Security Distribution Centre (808 Viewfield Road, Esquimalt)

If you love getting tasks done and being in a welcoming environment, our warehouse is the place for you. With 10 000+ pounds of food coming in daily, our volunteers help sort, clean, glean and prepare food to be rescued and provided to our hospitality centre. Shifts are normally between 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Fridays. Learn more about our Distribution positions by visiting the links below:

 

Hope Farm (3504 Drinkwater Road, Duncan )

By volunteering with Hope Farm, you’ll be directly contributing to the fight against food insecurity. Every task you complete, whether it’s harvesting, planting, or seeding, plays a crucial role in supporting people in need across the Cowichan Valley. Volunteering at Hope Farm is a wonderful opportunity to grow your horticultural knowledge!