Volunteer Application Form

  • Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Second Harvest! Please complete the form below and a Second Harvest team member will be in touch.
  • Tell us about yourself

  • Emergency Contact

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  • (e.g., mother, partner, sibling, friend)
  • Tell us more about yourself

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  • Tell us about your availability

  • Please tell us the number of weeks OR number of hours you wish to volunteer.
  • Tell us about your areas of interest

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  • Could include reception, telephone work, mails, filing, project support, outbound call projects, data entry, research and other computer work. Weekdays, regular business hours only.
  • 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: Weekdays 7:45am, Saturday 8:30am, Sunday 9:00am
  • Must have access to vehicle and valid Driver's License
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  • 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.
  • Support our pre-event administration by helping with prizing phone calls, mailings, kit packing and more.
  • Team Leads are responsible for training volunteers on site, providing guidance throughout the shift and act as a liaison with Second Harvest staff.
  • Help out on event day at one of our Second Harvest run events or at a community event.
  • Premiere culinary event which requires more than 400 volunteers for setup, teardown, auction assistance, catering assistance, chef registration, and more.
  • Represent Second Harvest in the community through public speaking and outreach initiatives, including volunteer fairs, trade shows, community events and more.
  • Sit on a steering committee and support the planning of an event or campaign in a specialized area. Subject to vacancy.
  • Achieve your community service hours by volunteering on the truck, at our events or in our warehouse – must be minimum 16 years of age.
  • Help promote Turkey Drive in select Loblaws stores across Toronto, turkeys raised during this event are distributed, through our agencies, to people in need during the holiday season.
  • Assist in sorting, packaging and loading surplus food at large events like trade shows and expos so it can be transported back to our warehouse for redistribution.
  • Tell us about your skills & abilities

    This section will help us best match your skills to available volunteer opportunities.
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  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

  • Second Harvest’s mission is to help feed hungry people by picking up and preparing excess fresh food and delivering it daily to social service agencies in Toronto. Our vision is that no one need ever go hungry in the communities we serve. 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.
  • 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.