Looking for Volunteers

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Are you looking for a fun way to get involved with your community and make a BIG impact on the lives of your neighbours that use the food bank?

We’re looking for volunteers and we have so many positions available to suit your needs! 

Looking to volunteer for just a day or two?

We offer one time volunteer positions for the Spring Food Drive!

We are currently in need of drivers assistants to help our truck drivers pick up food for the following dates:

Thursday April 20 (9am -4pm)

Friday April 21 (9am -4pm)

Monday April 24 (9am -4pm)

To sign up for a shift, call Lisa at 416-635-7771 ext. 29 or lisa@northyorkharvest.com


Want to come in for an evening with family and friends?

Every Tuesday evening we offer sorting sessions for families and friends!  Learn how YOUR help in the food sorting room goes a long way to ensure that your neighbours get the best food possible! It’s a great way to have fun, get some exercise and give back!

To join us on a Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30 call Kadian at 416-635-7771 ext. 28 or kadian@northyorkharvest.com


Are you looking for an opportunity to bring your coworkers in for a volunteer experience?

We offer corporate volunteer sorting sessions!  It’s a great way to learn about food insecurity in your community and work as a team to help make a difference!

For Corporate Groups contact Shirah Stern at 416-635-7771 ext. 48 or shirah@northyorkharvest.com

For Community Groups, Schools and other groups contact Leslie Venturino at 416-635-7771 ext. 21 or leslie@northyorkharvest.com


Want to be a volunteer on a regular basis? 

There are many positions that let you get involved with your community on a weekly basis!  We’re in need of the following positions:


We’re looking for core sorters to join us in the warehouse to sort through donations before they reach the food banks

Monday, 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Wednesday, 12:30pm to 3:30pm



img_4541Lawrence Heights Community Food Space (Lawrence/Allen area)

Tuesday, 1pm to 5pm – distribute food hampers

Tuesday, 8am to 12pm – receiving food orders

Room to Grow Food Bank (Kipling/The Westway area)

Wednesday, 9:15am to 12:30pm – receiving food orders

Oriole Food Space (Don Mills/Sheppard area)

Monday, 9:30am to 1pm or 1pm to 3:30pm – receiving food orders

St Vincent de Paul Food Bank (640 Glenholme Ave) is in need of volunteers twice per month to help unload groceries from the truck (typically the second and fourth Thursdays of the month).



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Driving Assistants

We need some volunteers who can spend a day with our drivers.  See first hand where our food comes from and where it goes.

To become a regular volunteer, call Lisa at 416-635-7771 ext. 29 or lisa@northyorkharvest.com


Want to learn more about volunteering with North York Harvest? Learn more about what our volunteers have to say here!


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