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Volunteer Application Form

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Please provide us with your age range *
The minimum age to volunteer with Second Harvest is 16.
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Do you have any health concerns and/or special needs that we should know about prior to assigning you to a volunteer role (eg. allergy to foods, back issues, asthma)?*
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Have you been convicted of a criminal offense for which a pardon has not been granted?*
Why do you want to volunteer with Second Harvest? (please check all that apply)*
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Please enter your availability window (shift times will vary)*

Please only select OPEN availability if you are available mornings, afternoons and evenings. Otherwise, please indicate your availability preferences below.

Please select all the volunteer positions that interest you


Please read about our volunteer opportunities prior to selecting your areas of interest:

OFFICE/ADMINISTRATIVE

Could include reception, telephone work, mails, filing, project support, outbound call projects, data entry, research and other computer work. Weekdays, regular business hours only.

DRIVER'S ASSISTANT

Accompany our drivers on a Second Harvest Truck helping to pick up food and make delivers across Toronto. Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. Start times: Saturday 8:00am, Sunday 8:30am.

VIRTUAL/REMOTE WORK FROM HOME

Volunteer virtually by assisting with administrative projects and calling campaigns. Must have access to a computer and phone.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Represent Second Harvest at events around the GTA by working the information table or helping with other general tasks, including silent auctions, ticket sales and collecting donations.

EVENT SUPPORT

Help out on event day at one of our Second Harvest run events or at a community event.

TEAM LEADER

Team Leads are responsible for training volunteers on site, providing guidance throughout the shift and act as a liaison with Second Harvest staff.

SECOND HARVEST CHAMPION

Represent Second Harvest in the community through public speaking and outreach initiatives, including volunteer fairs, trade shows, community events and more.

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

Achieve your community service hours by volunteering on the truck, at our events or in our warehouse – must be minimum 16 years of age.

Please select the skills and abilities you'd like to share with Second Harvest
Please tell us about any additional skills, experience or training you have which you'd like to share with Second Harvest.
Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement*

Second Harvest’s mission is to grow an efficient food recovery network to fuel people and reduce the environmental impacts of avoidable food waste. Our vision is No Waste. No Hunger. Second Harvest relies heavily on our volunteers to assist in the day to day operations of our organization. Volunteers may be required to assist in activities including but not limited to office administration, data entry, operations, events, fundraising and driver’s assistance. Because we are a charitable organization, all volunteers are required to maintain strict confidentiality. This means that no person shall reveal any information regarding the details of financial documentation or information he/she may become privy to as a consequence of their volunteer activities at Second Harvest unless specifically authorized to do so. In addition, no person shall reveal the identification or source of food donations unless specifically authorized to do so.

Photo Release Agreement*

I give permission to Second Harvest and/or partners to take photographs/video footage of myself/dependent or obtain information from me throughout the course of an interview. This footage/information will be used to promote the work of Second Harvest.

I agree that by typing my name below, I am electronically signing my application*