Individuals

Register online for volunteer shifts.

What do our volunteers do?

Every day, our dedicated volunteers positively impact the lives of those living with hunger in our community. 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 13,000 hours every year, helping us to fight hunger and feed hope in Mississauga.

Register On Our Calendar

Volunteers help us by:

  • Doing various tasks in the warehouse: sorting food, picking agency orders, cleaning/organizing – the jobs posted on our white board are different every day!
  • Staffing our reception desk
  • Assisting with administrative tasks
  • Providing support at special events
  • Organizing food drives
  • Contributing as a member of our Board of Directors and other committees

Notes for Students:

  • As of September 2013, 16 and 17-year-olds can volunteer for any available shift as long as they have a signed consent form from their guardian. The consent form is available online after registering for a shift.
  • Youth 15 and under can volunteer for our Wednesday evening youth/family shift when they bring their own adult supervision. Youth 15 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian/adult at a ratio of at least 1 adult for every 5 youth. Special event shifts, including collecting food at grocery stores and parade participation, are also open to supervised youth 15 and under.
  • Students requiring volunteer hours as part of school curriculum may sign up for volunteer activities that are available on our calendar for their age group. A summary of hours served can be printed from the volunteer registration system, or documents can be signed on completion of all shift(s)

 

Volunteer Opportunities at our Member Agencies or Community Partners:

Seva Food Bank - http://www.sevafoodbank.com/volunteer/

Breakfast With Santa Foundation

Breakfast With Santa Foundation is participating in the Seasons Christmas Show at the International Centre, Mississauga, November 21 – 23. Please reply to Maria Esteves at b.w.s.unique@sympatico.ca for more information.

We will be at the Gift Wrapping and Parcel Check booths. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy wrapping presents as well as volunteers for the Parcel Check booth.

We have the following shifts available:

Friday, November 21 (each booth)
Shift #1 – 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Shift #2 – 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 22 (each booth)
Shift # 1 – 10:00 a.m – 2 p.m.
Shift #2 – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 23 (each booth)
Shift #1 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Shift #2 – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

A pre-show meeting will be required a few days prior to the show. Meeting will be held at The Mississauga Food Bank.

Please reply to Maria Esteves at b.w.s.unique@sympatico.ca

 

Questions?
Questions about volunteering can be directed to Sharbani Khan, Volunteer and Administrative Coordinator, at sharbani@themississaugafoodbank.org or 905.270.5589.

**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.