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Group Volunteering

Our volunteers’ safety comes first

At Second Harvest, the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, guests, and community partners is a priority. As a result, all in-person opportunities require volunteers to be fully vaccinated and follow additional Second Harvest health and safety protocols.  Volunteer positions may be limited and are subject to change.   

For more detailed information on any of our volunteer opportunities please email

Warehouse Food Sort

Group Food Sort

Food sorts are a unique opportunity for groups to help coordinate Second Harvest food donations for delivery to our community partners. Your team will have the opportunity to learn about the impact of community involvement while ensuring our partners receive their vital donations. Group food good sorts are reserved for companies that support our work through a minimum contribution of $500.00 or $1,000.00 gift in kind/service value within the last calendar year.

Shifts: Mondays - Thursdays 9:30am - 11:30am or 1:00pm - 3:00pm, or select Fridays 9:30am - 11:30am

Requirements: 5-20 people per shift, 16+ years of age

Location: Second Harvest Warehouse 120 The East Mall, Etobicoke

If you would like to volunteer your team for a food sort, please email

People grouping together

Community and Special Events

Help champion the work we do by representing us at a variety of community events. Promote Second Harvest and food rescue
awareness, assist with fundraising by collecting donations, selling tickets, or promoting bidding at silent auction tables. Training is provided.

Location: Various locations across GTA

Feeding our future

Feeding Our Future

This summer, you can be a part of our community of volunteers that will assemble 17,000 food and resource kits to be distributed to our network of agency partners. These kits help support families with children experiencing summer hunger and food insecurity. This opportunity runs in the summer only and is open to both individuals and corporate groups.

Shifts: Monday – Friday 8:15AM – 11:15AM

Requirements: 10 volunteers per shift, 16+ years of age

Location: Second Harvest Warehouse 120 The East Mall, Etobicoke

Woman in truck

Truck Pull Challenge

Calling all volunteers! The Second Harvest Hero Truck Pull is back at Nathan Phillips Square, and we need your help to “pull” it off! This challenge pits corporate teams against each other in a feat of strength – pulling a Second Harvest truck across the square. Volunteer positions could include our welcome station, lane officers, participant wranglers and more! Check out our 2019 Truck Pull.

Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Location: Nathan Phillips Square

Corporate Partnerships

To learn about more ways to partner with Second Harvest, please visit our Corporate Partnerships page.

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