Volunteer Recognition

We couldn’t do what we do with out YOU!

Second Harvest is grateful for every volunteer that comes out to help – whether it’s for an hour, every week, or once a year. We would not be able to continue the work we do without the support of our amazing volunteers.

Every year we recognize special volunteers who we feel have gone above and beyond in there commitment and service to Second Harvest.

L-R: Ken Nakamura, Emily MacLellan, Gabrielle Cotton, Carter Ward

Volunteer Of The Year – Programs       

This award recognizes the dedication of a volunteer, who strongly supports our day-to-day operations.  Roles could include sorting food in the warehouse, truck assisting, supporting programs, assisting with food drives or donations.

 Past Recipients: Ken Nakamura, Deborah Mitchell, Judy Nusinowitz & David Kopel, Chiara Switzer, June MacDonald, Antonette Wright, Pina Di Leo, Alexander Radovac.

Volunteer Of The Year – Office 

This award is presented to the volunteer who strongly supports the office team. Roles could include performing various activities in the office, supporting events/campaigns, being an ambassador of our work, or generally helping the Administrative, Programs, Communications or Development teams.

 Past Recipients: Gabrielle Cotton, Susan Wetmore, Amanda Chung, Wendy Job, Ravi Nagraj, Maria Park, William Leung, Elliot Steele

The Mike Kic Spirit Award (Volunteer Of The Year – Events)    

Mike Kic was a dear friend of Second Harvest whose willingness to serve and his commitment to our mission knew no bounds. No task was beneath him, no time was too early or too late, and no request for support was too much.  This award is presented to the volunteer who strongly supports our events and food/fundraising initiatives. Roles could include committee members, event volunteers at SH run events and community events.

 Past Recipients: Emily MacLellan, Andrew Patton, Mike Kic

The Ian Lawson Van Toch Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award          

During his time with Second Harvest, Ian demonstrated outstanding leadership, and commitment to community service.  This award is presented to an exceptional young person or group, under the age of 21, who embodies a spirit of passion and initiative in their work with the community and Second Harvest.

 Past Recipients: Carter Ward, The Giles School, Sami Mendes, Arrabon House, Olivier Segal, Jake Grevler, Sarah Siddiqi

For more information and criteria please visit Volunteer Resources and download Award Information Criteria