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Individual Volunteers

Experience volunteering that makes an impact.

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, regular/long-term, onsite volunteers must be fully vaccinated and follow all Second Harvest health and safety protocols. Individual volunteer positions may be limited, are based on the needs of the organization and may be subject to change. Please complete an online volunteer application with accurate information to be considered for all individual opportunities. For more detailed information on current opportunities, email

Administrative support

Administrative support

Join our team of behind-the-scenes volunteers who help keep Second Harvest running smoothly. We offer a variety of administrative opportunities including data entry, research, outreach, and fundraising support. Training is provided. If you would like more information on administrative opportunities, please email or fill out our online volunteer application.

Location: Anywhere in Canada (virtual), Toronto (in-person)

Shift Times: Flexible

Feeding Our Future

In 2022, volunteers helped us pack over 16,000 food and resource kits for children and youth in neighbourhoods facing food insecurity. From July to August, volunteers bring their enthusiasm and collaborative spirit to work together and help curb summer hunger. Join us to help feed our future.

Location: 120 The East Mall, Toronto

Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

Community Events

Help champion the work we do by representing us at a variety of community events. Promote Second Harvest and food rescue awareness, assist with fundraising by collecting donations, selling tickets, or promoting bidding at silent auction tables. Training is provided. 

Locations: Various locations across GTA

Requirements: Volunteers must be 19+ years of age.

Driver Assistants

Second Harvest drivers are the ambassadors of the organization. This frontline position supports our driver-ambassadors as they deliver food to non-profit organizations across Toronto.  All shifts start and end at Second Harvest headquarters.

Requirements: Minimum of 16 years of age and must be able to lift a maximum of 30 lbs.

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