Volunteering with The Community Development Council of Quinte is a fun and rewarding experience where you get to work alongside other passionate community minded people!  High school students can also get their volunteer hours.

Over 524 volunteers, volunteering over 2,030 hours were the backbone of the CDC last year.  We couldn’t do it without you, thank you!

Volunteer Positions at CDC

If you are interested in volunteering please visit My Volunteer Page or Volunteer & Information Quinte, email us directly at cdc@cdcquinte.com or call 613-968-2466 to sign up today!

Please browse the positions below to get an idea of the various types of positions available to you.

Board of Directors

The Community Development Council of Quinte (CDC) is seeking an individual with the ability to work cooperatively to enhance the mission, mandate and goals of CDC. Familiarity with the local business community and/or resource development is desirable. Time commitment is 5 hours per month for board and committee meetings. No board meetings are held in July and August. The Board of Directors meets at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the CDC office, 65 Station Street, Belleville.

Good Food Bag

Volunteer Drivers to help load and unload a cube van and deliver the Good Food Boxes throughout Hastings County on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:30am-5pm.  Some heavy lifting involved.  Drivers abstract required.

Volunteer Drivers Assistant to help load and unload a cube van and assist the Volunteer driver to deliver the Good Food Bags throughout Hastings County on the third Wednesday of the month.  Some heavy lifting involved.

Volunteer Packers working with a team on the third Wednesday of the month from 8am-3pm.   Help pack the Good Food Bags with a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Handle food gently and hygienically.  Help unload and load bags from delivery trucks and assist with room set-up and clean-up.

Volunteer Good Food Bag Depot Assistant working with a team on the third Wednesday of the month from 1pm to 6pm.  Handle food gently and hygienically.  Help unload bags from delivery trucks, assist with room set-up and clean-up, and help distribute the Good Food Bags to customers with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Volunteer Good Food Bag Office Assistant working with Program Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator on the third Tuesday of the month to complete administrative tasks such as making reminder phone calls to Good Food Bags customers, preparing volunteer name tags etc.

Community Gardens

Our garden location in Belleville has plots that are available for individuals/families to use to grow their own fruits and vegetables. We need volunteers to assist with the maintenance of one garden location in Belleville with weed whacking as needed and checking the level of the water tanks.

Good Food Market

Volunteers help the Market Coordinator set up produce on tables, loading extra produce into vehicle, and general clean up.  Some heavy lifting is involved.  Markets happen monthly in the following locations:  Bancroft, Belleville, Coe Hill, Deseronto, Frankford, Madoc and Marmora.

Community Kitchens

Under the direction of a CDC Quinte staff person, you would be assisting in community kitchen activities. This may include: kitchen prep, shopping for kitchen supplies, oversee participants while they are preparing food, ensure health and safety is being adhered to during the course of the community kitchen, and any other miscellaneous duties assigned by the program coordinator. Most classes run approx. 3 hrs., and can include daytime or evening hours. Classes are held throughout the year throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.


Depending on the fundraiser, this would be an occasional position for a specified time period.


Some of the duties would be: counting bingo sheets, counting money and computer spreadsheet input.  Bingos are run 3 or 4 times per month in Belleville.  Days are: Mondays 1-4pm, Thursdays 6-9pm and Fridays 1-4pm.