Home Harvest Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Leftovers Foundation
Address: 585 Jarvis Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R2W 3B2
Website: http://rescuefood.ca/
Organizational Description: The Leftovers Foundation is one of Canada's largest, tech-enabled food rescue organizations. We envision a world where communities come together and are engaged in reducing food waste. We reshape how our communities fight poverty, reduce food waste, and save our environment. Along with our volunteers, donors, and service agencies, we seek to fulfill our mission to reduce food waste and increase access in communities across Western Canada.

The Leftovers Foundation recognizes that issues within our food systems are deeply rooted in racial, economic and social inequities. As an organization that strives to tackle these issues, we are committed to incorporating Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) in all the work we do, and that includes how and who we recruit to be on our team of volunteers and staff, along with providing them with ongoing IDEA training.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5384
Description of Duties:

Use the Leftovers Rescue food app and volunteer to harvest some garden produce in your neighborhood!

Community members with excess produce can request a Harvest and our volunteers will harvest and/or deliver the produce to local service agencies. Harvests require more time than Rescue Food routes because you are volunteering your time to harvest the food in addition to delivering to a local service agency.

You'll use the app to find harvests near you and sign up. On the day of your harvest, you'll bring your group and begin to harvest the food. Once completed, you'll drop off the harvest with the service agency or upcycler displayed in the app. Press Complete Harvest in the app and answer the survey questions, including weight of donation.

Harvests are split into thirds between the grower, the harvesters, and the recipient agency.

Skills Required:

Volunteers will be doing the actual food harvesting, so you'll be reaching, picking, and bending. One person in the group needs to be able to transport the harvest to our designated recipient agency.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:


Age: 13-15, 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Micro Volunteering
Micro Volunteering - any self contained volunteer opportunity that can be completed in a short amount of time, often through a web-enabled device.
Remote Volunteering
Flexible Hours

The only commitment is the harvests you sign up for! Harvests are posted on a specific day within a specific time window for completion. It'll take a couple hours. but many hands make for lighter work!

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: Group - small, family and friends
Group - large, corporate and schools
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Are able to attend with a support person
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Speaks another language (other than French or English): any! We can help facilitate
Organization will provide: All the details and supplies on request
How to Apply: Email: homeharvest@rescuefood.ca
Online: rescuefood.ca/volunteer
Closing Date: Oct 30, 2024


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