Distribution - Operations Support

Organization Details
Organization Name: Second Harvest
Address: 120 The East Mall
Toronto ON  M8Z 5V5
Website: http://secondharvest.ca
Organizational Description: Second Harvest is Canada's largest food rescue organization and is a global thought leader on perishable food redistribution. We work with thousands of food businesses from across the supply chain to redirect unsold surplus food to non-profit organizations that feed communities in every province and territory.

By keeping perfectly edible food from ending up in landfill and redirecting it to the charitable sector, our work prevents harmful greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere and improves access to nutrition for the millions of people in Canada experiencing food insecurity.

Second Harvest is a national food rescue charity that is a separate organization and legal entity from Harvest Manitoba.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 4703
Description of Duties:

In this role, you will be supporting the Operations Manager (Manitoba) in distributing surplus, edible food to local not-for-profit agency partners. You will represent Second Harvest at food donor locations in Manitoba and help facilitate the distribution of surplus food to designated partner agencies.

Attend our upcoming Information Session to learn more: Second Harvest Volunteer Information Session (Manitoba)

Skills Required:

- Minimum age of 16*.
- A friendly and professional manner, including excellent customer service.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to lift 30-50 lbs. Physical requirements may also include bending, twisting, reaching overhead, lifting, squatting and kneeling.
- Valid Driver's Licence and access to a vehicle is considered an asset.

*If under 18 years of age, you will be required to have an adult volunteer accompany you during your shift.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

- As a Second Harvest volunteer, you will help share our vision of No Waste. No Hunger. in your own community by playing a key role in reducing food waste.
- Be informed regularly of Second Harvest events and education sessions.
- Join a growing community of volunteers across Canada who share their time, talent and experience to make a difference.

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

- Three-month minimum commitment
- Winnipeg: Sun/ Mon/ Tues/ Thurs/ Fri, 7:30am-11:30am (weekly or biweekly)

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- Assiniboine South
- Downtown
- Elmwood
- Fort Garry
- Inkster
- Point Douglas
- River East
- River Heights
- Seven Oaks
- St. Boniface
- St. James-Assiniboia
- St. Vital
- Transcona
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Supervision
How to Apply: Online: secondharvest.ca/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2024