Rescue Food Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Leftovers Foundation
Address: 585 Jarvis Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R2W 3B2
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: 5385
Description of Duties:

It's easy to become a part of the Leftovers community and keep good food out of landfills! Download the Leftovers Rescue Food App and sign up, then choose the routes that work best for your schedule.

Volunteers are the heart of everything we do at Leftovers. Our Rescue Food volunteers transport food safely from donors to service agencies, Home Harvest volunteers make sure that the fresh produce from backyard gardens and fruit trees helps benefit vulnerable community members, and warehouse volunteers separate and repack big donations of good food for agencies that might still be waiting for Rescue Food routes of their own-or just need a bit extra for the people they support. Rescuing food can be as convenient as stopping off at a local business on your way home. Or challenge yourself to learn more about the city you live in with a route that's out of your normal area! Either way, you're getting good food to the people who need it most.

Sign up in the app and select your city to see what opportunities are currently available. Rescue Food routes, and Home Harvest opportunities (June through September) will be listed in the app. Warehouse shifts are available in Calgary and Winnipeg. Contact your City Coordinator for more information! Choose the opportunity with the time, date, and location(s) that work best for you, and you're ready to prevent good food from being wasted!

Skills Required:

Access to a vehicle

Drivers license

Access to app on smart phone

Lifting boxes in and out of the car

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

Get to know your community

Age: 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
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
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: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Jan 31, 2025


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