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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, 10am to 4:30pm (end time varies depending on how many orders we receive)

Packing for Grab Some Good Subway Market
Help us to pack produce for the market.
Max 2 people
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 12:30pm

Composting  TEMPORARILY NOT AVAILABLE
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 (Labour Day until May 31)

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  (end time varies depending on how many orders we receive)

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  (end time varies depending on how many orders we receive)


Summer (June 1 until Labour Day)

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  (end time varies depending on how many orders we receive)

Weekly Garden Days TEMPORARILY NOT AVAILABLE
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

Food allergy warning: our kitchen handles nuts and other common allergens.

FoodShare is a scent free environment. Please refrain from using, wearing and bringing scented products and materials when visiting FoodShare.