From Monday to Friday, we welcome corporate and volunteer groups for various activities. Your team enjoys a fun, meaningful experience while learning more about FoodShare’s work.
We’re delighted to offer volunteering experience for your group and as it requires some staff time to organize and facilitate group visits we ask that you consider donating:
-$2 to $5 per person for nonprofits/community groups
-$5 to $10 per person for institutions
-$10 to $25 per person for corporate groups
Any individual donation above $20 is eligible for a tax receipt.
All visiting volunteers will be required to read and consent to our Code of Conduct.
Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a teacher. Youth between the age of 14 and 18 must have a permission form and photo release form signed by a parent or guardian.
All volunteer opportunities listed below will include an introduction to FoodShare, followed by a chance to contribute to one of our programs.
Volunteer Opportunities Available at FoodShare
Super School Packers (Labour Day to mid-June)
Help us get good food out to Toronto schools by packing fresh produce in our warehouse. Schools across the city order fresh produce at wholesale rate from FoodShare to use in their student nutrition programs – such as a daily snack or breakfast. This program makes it easier and more affordable for schools to access fruits and veggies.
Max 10 people
Fridays, 11:30am to 5:00pm (start time could be 1pm) (end time varies depending on how many orders we receive)
Volunteer Opportunities Available at Community Program Locations
Farmer for a Day (May – November)
Visit our School Grown schoolyard farming location at Burnhamthorpe CI (500 The East Mall, Etobicoke) where we have turned underutilized school lawns into productive urban farms. These sites offer paid jobs and school credit opportunities to students farming at their school. Volunteers help out with weeding, watering, planting and harvesting while learning about the benefits of school gardens.
April, May, June: Max 20 people, 9-1 OR 1-4
July, August, September: Max 12 people, 9-1 OR 1-4
October, November: variable depending on harvest & cleanup tasks
Support our Therapeutic Garden space at CAMH (May – November)
Visit the Sunshine Garden at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (1001 Queen St W). Receive a tour of the outdoor growing space and new greenhouse and get your hands dirty in the garden beds.
Max 15 people
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays anytime between 8am-12pm (2 hour shift minimum)
We look forward to your visit!