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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, 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 volunteer@secondharvest.ca or complete an online volunteer application

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 volunteer@secondharvest.ca or fill out an online volunteer application.

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

Shift Times: Flexible

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 July 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. 

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.  COVID-19 vaccination, screening, physical distancing, and masks are mandatory.

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. COVID-19 vaccination, screening, physical distancing, and masks are mandatory. 

Learn more

Interested in learning more? Email us at volunteer@secondharvest.ca.

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