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Group Volunteering

From Monday to Friday, we welcome corporate and volunteer groups for activities ranging from food prep in the kitchen to packing produce orders headed to Student Nutrition programs. If it’s nice out, you might even get to churn some compost. Your team enjoys a fun, meaningful experience while we get core programs running.

We’re delighted to receive your help and love sharing our facility through tours before your volunteer duties. This often takes staff time to organize and facilitate so we ask that you consider donating when you visit FoodShare. Suggested donation per person:

Experience Non Profit/Community Group Institution Corporate
Volunteering $0-5 $5-10 $10-20
Tour $0-5 $5-10 $10-20
Volunteering plus tour $0-10 $10-15 $15-30

Tax receipts can be issued upon request for donations of $20 and over to individuals and to organizations who donate by cheque or credit card. We cannot issue tax receipts for collected group donations.

Volunteer Possibilities


Year Round

*Packing Good Food Box
Help us pack the Good Food Box in a produce assembly line and also help prepare for the Wellness Box by cutting and packaging produce in our kitchen. These boxes get distributed across the city.
Max 15 people
Tuesdays, 9:30am to 4pm

Packing for Grab Some Good Subway Market
Help us to pack produce for the market.
Max 10 people
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11am to 4pm

Composting
Participate and learn about making compost. All you need is a good sense of humour, ability to use your hands and a little bit of strength! Join us to help chop, sift, shovel and learn about compost and vermicompost
Max 5 people
Tuesdays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm


Fall/Winter/Spring

*Produce Packing for Good Food Box and/or Markets
Help us prepare for various projects by packing produce into smaller portions.
Max 8 people
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am to 4:30pm

Kitchen Worker Bees
Assist with food preparation and various projects such as jams, chutneys, cookies, catering orders, fruit trays, biscotti, etc. Also help us with Power Soups for the underhoused (Wed and Thurs). Food allergy warning: our kitchen handles nuts.
Max 4 people
Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 3pm

*Packing for Schools
Help us fill produce orders for schools by gathering all ordered items and placing them on pallets.
Max 10 people
Fridays, 11:30am to 5:30pm


Summer

*Packing for Good Food Box and/or Markets
Help us prepare for various projects by packing produce into smaller portions.
Max 11 people
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am to 4:30pm

Weekly Garden Days
Join us in the garden as we plant, weed, harvest our organic veggies and fruits and work with native plants. Learn about and experience organic gardening and some basic garden skills.
Max 4 people
Thursdays, 4 to 7pm

*Please note that the duration of some tasks may vary due to the number of orders we receive the week before.