Research Assistants Needed

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Exciting Volunteer Opportunity


Food Security Research Assistants

We are looking for volunteers to assist our organization to collect data by distributing self-administered surveys to our food bank clients. These surveys will be administered between June 1 and July 7.  Volunteers will be working with our Evaluation Coordinator.


  • Recruit food bank clients for a customer satisfaction survey at 15 neighbourhood food banks across North York
  • Assist with data collection by distributing self-administered surveys to food bank clients during

Food bank opening hours (vary by location)

  • Assist clients with survey completion where necessary
  • Ensure the completeness of the survey where possible
  • Ensure client confidentiality at all times
  • Assist with data coding, data entry, and data verification using Excel


  • Have experience in survey research or have strong interest in learning about survey research
  • Have an understanding of food security or have strong interest in learning about food security
  • Have the ability to travel to and from Food Banks that are part of North York Harvest’s Agency


  • Understand the importance of client confidentiality and data integrity
  • Understand anti-oppression and anti-oppression practices
  • Possess good interpersonal skills
  • Possess data entry skills (accuracy and speed) would be an asset
  • Have the ability to speak other languages besides English (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish) would be an asset

For more information please contact:

Irene Cheung, Evaluation Coordinator at

 116 Industry St. Toronto ON M6M 4L8, Telephone: 416-635-7771 Fax: 416-635-5599

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