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Volunteer Packers, Loaders, and Drivers


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON
  • WHEN
    May 24 - Dec 31, 2020

COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers.
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.

DESCRIPTION

As of today we have over 10,000 families signed up. This kind of scale requires all hands on deck and we need all the support we can get to scale our operations to feed 10,000 families. We are looking for +100 volunteers to help!

We have a range of different volunteer opportunities, each one about 3-4 hours.

Weekend Packers (Friday-Sunday Availability)
We have set up packing centers to package our grocery care kits in warehouse locations in Toronto. Role involves assembling boxes, portioning, packaging, taping and labeling boxes for families. I.e each box contains 10 bags of grains, 1-2 boxes of KD, chocolates etc.

Contactless Delivery Driver (Friday-Sunday Availability)
These people will be ideally dispersed in the GTA that owns a car to make deliveries to the families that cannot leave their homes while exercising safety protocols. They would pick up from the packing center, or potentially have to pick up from the grocery shop. Note there is no Sunday driving shifts.

Drive-Thru Pickup Center Staff (Friday-Sunday Availability)
We are setting up key pick-up centers in Toronto with our first site in Vaughan Mills where families can pick up their grocery kit in a contactless drive-thru process. We aim to serve 500 families on a weekend and currently plan on Sundays only.

Weekday Packers (Monday – Thursday Availability)
We have set up packing centers to package our grocery care kits in warehouse locations in Toronto. Role involves assembling boxes, portioning, packaging, taping and labeling boxes for families. I.e each box contains 10 bags of grains, 1-2 boxes of KD, chocolates etc.

Weekday Contactless Delivery Driver (Monday to Friday Availability)
These people will be ideally dispersed in the GTA that owns a car to make deliveries to the families that cannot leave their homes while exercising safety protocols. They would pick up from the packing center, or potentially have to pick up from the grocery shop.

Details sometimes change each week, so register with us and receive a weekly email outlining all the volunteer events for the week! Or just get in touch volunteer@handuptoronto.org

How to sign up:

Step 1: Register with Hand Up https://handuptoronto.org/volunteer/

Step 2: Sign up for the volunteer event you'd like to help out with through our online calendar https://handuptoronto.org/urgent-volunteer-needs/

Must be 16 years or older to volunteer.

All volunteers must sign a waiver before volunteering.

Who You'll be Assisting

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Hand Up from Hunger Toronto

Hand Up Toronto is a registered Canadian charity (BN#: 834396392RR0001) that is committed to addressing hunger in low-income communities and families across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Founded in October 2014, Hand Up Toronto was incorporated in November 2014 and achieved charity status in February 2015.

Hand Up Toronto provides community and families with care packages, which typically consist of a meal, nutritional supplements, and hygiene necessities. Contrary to a traditional food bank, Hand Up Toronto employs a mobile strategy that identifies communities in need and proactively responds to emerging challenges within local communities across the GTA.


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Who You'll be Assisting

Hand Up from Hunger Toronto

Hand Up Toronto is a registered Canadian charity (BN#: 834396392RR0001) that is committed to addressing hunger in low-income communities and families across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Founded in October 2014, Hand Up Toronto was incorporated in November 2014 and achieved charity status in February 2015.

Hand Up Toronto provides community and families with care packages, which typically consist of a meal, nutritional supplements, and hygiene necessities. Contrary to a traditional food bank, Hand Up Toronto employs a mobile strategy that identifies communities in need and proactively responds to emerging challenges within local communities across the GTA.