Volunteer

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Visit our volunteer calendar to sign up for upcoming opportunities!

 

To say that The Mississauga Food Bank could not function without our volunteers is an understatement – their commitment is immeasurable and invaluable. Members of our community invest more than 10,000 hours every year in helping to fight hunger and feed hope in Mississauga.

All volunteer registration and scheduling is done on the website. Shifts fill up quickly so be prepared to plan well in advance. Some volunteer positions require screening and/or approval by our Volunteer Coordinator. All shifts require a commitment to work as scheduled.

Warehouse Volunteer
Sort and pack food, check expiration dates, build boxes, clean, recycle packaging, etc. Volunteers must be able to read food labels and to follow instructions given by staff members and lead volunteers. No screening or shift approval required but must be 16 yrs. or older unless accompanied by an adult. Wednesday ‘Family and Youth’ shifts appropriate for children 8 – 15 yrs. accompanied by an adult.

Driver’s Assistant
Assist truck driver with food deliveries and pick-ups. Must be able to lift heavier items, be fluent in English and must be reliable. Some screening required; all shifts must be approved by Volunteer Coordinator. 18 yrs. +.

Truck Driver
Driving involves picking up food donations and delivering food to our member agencies. Must have at least a G license, DZ preferred, and be fluent in English. All shifts must be approved by Volunteer Coordinator. 25 yrs. +

Administrative Assistant
Answer phone, respond to emails, scan, photocopy, file, use postage machine, stock and organize supplies, etc. All applicants must be interviewed and trained by Volunteer Coordinator before signing up for shifts, and must commit to working at least 1 shift/week. 18 yrs. +

Office Assistant
Sort incoming mail, prepare mass mailings, photocopy, etc. All applicants must be screened and approved before signing up for shifts. 18 yrs. +

Food Drive Volunteer
During our annual Food and Fundraising Drives, volunteers represent The Mississauga Food Bank at grocery stores across the city during our grocery store collection days. Volunteers collect food and cash donations from shoppers.  Must be 16 yrs. or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Board of Directors 
The Mississauga Food Bank Board of Directors provides volunteer oversight and leadership to operations and strategy for the organization. The Board meets monthly with the exception of July and/or August. If you are interested in potentially joining the board, please contact Chris Hatch, Executive Director.

Steps to Volunteering

1. Register
2. Book your shifts. Please note that shifts fill up quickly, so be prepared to book well in advance.

* We rely on our volunteers to work the shifts they have committed to. Cancellations should be made at least 24 hrs. in advance.

**Please note that we are no longer able to accept court-ordered volunteers and will not be providing letters confirming hours served for mandated/court-ordered volunteer service. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Questions?

Questions about volunteering should be directed to ingrid@themississaugafoodbank.org or 905.270.5589.

Volunteer Opportunities at our Member Agencies or Community Partners:

Seva Food Bank