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Group Volunteering

Our volunteers’ safety comes first

At Second Harvest, the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, guests, and community partners is a priority. As a result, all in-person opportunities require volunteers to be fully vaccinated and follow additional Second Harvest health and safety protocols.  Volunteer positions may be limited and are subject to change.   

For more detailed information on any of our volunteer opportunities please email

Warehouse Food Sort

Warehouse Food Sort – resuming in early 2022

Food sorts are a unique opportunity for groups to help make sure our community partners receive their vital donations and learn first-hand about the impact of community involvement.

Groups work together to sort food for distribution and gain insight into Second Harvest’s food recovery programs. Food sort opportunities are reserved for charitable partners of Second Harvest –companies that support our work through a minimum contribution of $500.00 or $1,000.00 gift in kind/service value within the last calendar year.  School and community groups are also welcome to participate in food sorts. 

Location: 120 The East Mall, Toronto 

Shifts: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 11:30am or 1:00pm – 3:00pm  

Accommodation: Maximum of 10 people per shift  

Requirements: COVID-19 vaccination, screening, physical distancing, and masks are mandatory for each participant.

If you would like to volunteer your team for a food sort, please email

Feeding Our Future 

Feeding Our Future

This summer, your team can help us reach our goal of distributing over 17,000 food and resource kits to children and youth in neighbourhoods facing food insecurity.

From June to August, volunteers bring their enthusiasm and collaborative spirit to work together and pack hundreds of kits each day. Join us to help feed our future.

Location: 120 The East Mall, Toronto

Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.  COVID-19 vaccination, screening, physical distancing, and masks are mandatory.

Toronto Taste

Our biggest fundraiser of the year and the city’s premier culinary event, Toronto Taste features top chefs and beverage purveyors serving all-you-can-eat tastings to our guests. This one-of-a-kind event requires the support of over 200 volunteers to assist in a variety of roles.  Toronto Taste is being held at Evergreen Brick Works, a global showcase for green design and an award-winning public space. Join us this summer to support this unique event.

Location: Evergreen Brick Works – 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8 

Date: June 12, 2022

Requirements: Volunteers must be 19+ years of age.  COVID-19 vaccination, screening, physical distancing, and masks are mandatory.

Corporate Partnerships

To learn about more ways to partner with Second Harvest, please visit our Corporate Partnerships page.

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