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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 Please note that we do not offer drop-in volunteer opportunities.

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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.

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

Shift Times: Flexible

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Operations Support

Assist our Operations teams in distributing surplus food to our network of non-profit organizations.

Location: Toronto, Winnipeg

Requirements: Minimum of 18 years of age and ability to lift.

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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.

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The Rescue Party

Building on the success and 30-year legacy of Toronto Taste, Second Harvest is launching a highly-anticipated new event: The Rescue Party. The Rescue Party requires the support of many volunteers to assist in a variety of roles. From set up to tear down and everything in between, volunteers help to make this event a success. We couldn’t do it without you!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application form (indicate an interest in Event Support, and include “The Rescue Party” in the Additional Comments box).

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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.

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